There’s a thin line between creation and destruction, vision and delusion, collaboration and infighting—and the eponymous group of artists behind Santa Fe’s groundbreaking interactive extravaganza Meow Wolf walks it with aplomb. Except when they don’t.
In advance of Meow Wolf’s Denver exhibition, set to open in 2020, here’s the compelling inside story of the rebels and dreamers who went from a shoestring basement operation to a multimillion-dollar company in 10 years—sometimes scratching and clawing their way to the top, sometimes dragged there kicking and screaming. Mixing loads of behind-the-scenes footage with interviews and animated sequences, directors Jilann Spitzmiller and Morgan Capps (herself a member of Meow Wolf) show viewers how installations like The Due Return and the House of Eternal Return came together—the latter with the patronage of Game of Thrones creator George R.R. Martin—even as the collective itself threatened to break apart at every turn. So it continues, more or less happily, to do.
Director/screenwriter Morgan Capps and editor Alessandra Dobrin Khalsa in attendance for the Sat. Nov. 3rd screening.
Producer: Alexandra Renzo | Editor: Alessandra Dobrin Khalsa | Cinematographer: Seth Fuller, Lindsey Kennedy, Jilann Spitzmiller, Morgan Capps | Screenwriter: Morgan Capps, Jilann Spitzmiller, Christina Procter
Cast: Vince Kadlubek, George R.R. Martin, Caity Kennedy, Emily Montoya, Benji Geary, Matt King, Corvas Brinkerhoff, Sean Di Ianni