Magazine article Screen International

Mongrel International to Sell Locarno Title 'Where Is Rocky II?'

Magazine article Screen International

Mongrel International to Sell Locarno Title 'Where Is Rocky II?'

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Pierre Bismuth directed and Gregoire Gensollen produced Where Is Rocky II?, which will screen in Locarno's Fuori Concorso section.

The film follows the efforts of Bismuth, who wrote the story to Michel Gondry's Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind, in tracking down a fabled and undocumented work of art by Ed Ruscha.

When Bismuth heard that the renowned artist had created a rock out of resin, named it Rocky II and deposited it somewhere in California's Mojave Desert in 1976, he hired a private investigator and two Hollywood screenwriters to find it and construct their own theories about the mystery.

The film debuted at Hot Docs in Toronto earlier this year and opened Art Basel's film programme last month with an exclusive screening.

It features High Fidelity and Gross Pointe Black screenwriter DV De Vincentis, Sherlock Holmes and Invictus writer Anthony Peckham, and Mike White of School Of Rock fame, alongside art world luminaries such as Los Angeles County Museum Of Art director Michael Govan, Los Angeles Museum Of Contemporary Art director Philippe Vergne, philanthropist and collector Eli Broad, and Hammer Museum chief curator Connie Butler. …

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