This unique theatre-film event by Antwerp based multimedia collective Berlin brings to life an intimate documentary portrait of an abandoned mining town in Colorado. Unraveling somewhere in the Rocky Mountains, the lives of Bonanza’s seven remaining inhabitants are projected simultaneously on five screens underneath a scaled model of their town. The citizens lead oddly charming and independent lives, but their individual quest for solitude is undermined by feuds, litigation, gossip and murder. A brilliant blend of film and theater, Bonanza is a captivating portrayal of a small American town –a microcosm of the world. Photo Credit: Bart Baele & Nico Leunen

This unique theatre-film event by Antwerp based multimedia collective Berlin brings to life an intimate documentary portrait of an abandoned mining town in Colorado. Unraveling somewhere in the Rocky Mountains, the lives of Bonanza’s seven remaining inhabitants are projected simultaneously on five screens underneath a scaled model of their town. The citizens lead oddly charming and independent lives, but their individual quest for solitude is undermined by feuds, litigation, gossip and murder. A brilliant blend of film and theater, Bonanza is a captivating portrayal of a small American town –a microcosm of the world.


Photo Credit: Bart Baele & Nico Leunen


Bonanza
A documentary for five screens

By Berlin

Belgium

UTR 2011  - Robert Moss Theater