Directed by: Morgan Capps and Jilann Spitzmiller
Films on the Arts
Total Runtime: 108 min
Country of Origin: United States
Official Selection SXSW Film Festival 2018
“The House of Eternal Return is an immersive, interactive, physical installation that allows visitors to explore passages to other dimensions through otherwise ordinary passageways in a Victorian house set in Mendocino, California.”
(Q&A with filmmakers after the screening)
A group of disenfranchised artists in Santa Fe, New Mexico become a DIY collective calling themselves Meow Wolf. Their immersive, large-scale exhibitions happen to crack open a profitable niche in the arts and entertainment industry. Sacrificing individualism for collectivism, the group’s members navigate fracture and loss for years in pursuit of their idealistic vision. When they spark the interest of George R. R. Martin and receive his support to take over an old bowling alley, Meow Wolf builds a massive exhibition with the help of more than 140 artists working at a breakneck pace. With the wild success of the House of Eternal Return, the collective is now facing its own inner turmoil as it begins to change the lives of creatives everywhere.
An interview with Morgan Capps and Jilann Spitzmiller, Co-Directors of Meow Wolf: Origin Story, a feature documentary that will be part of the Mendocino Film Festival in the Village of Mendocino, June 1-3 2018. () This interview first aired on KMUD’s Monday Morning Magazine at 7:00 AM Monday, May 14. 2018, John Hardin, host.