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TV Tonight: The Gates


I'm so glad HBO officially launched a YouTube channel on Monday, because had I not been poking through their videos, I might have completely missed tonight's premiere of The Gates. The documentary traces artists Christo and Jean-Claude's 26-year-battle to convince New York City to let them set up their art installation "The Gates," a set of more than 7,500 metal gates with billowing orange fabric that wound through Central Park for 16 days in February 2005.

I've seen a previous film by the same filmmakers about Christo and Jean-Claude's "Running Fence" project, and it was a fascinating look at how hard the artists will push and how much they believe in their work — however fleeting the results might be. To check out a preview for The Gates, which airs at 10 p.m. tonight, just

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j2e1n9 j2e1n9 7 years
Aw! I agree Linda! I actually got to be in NYC for this, what a great memory.
x_juicyfruit x_juicyfruit 7 years
Sounds like a good show.
Swen Swen 7 years
You know I didn't even know what the gates looked like, so when I saw them I didn't realize it was art, I thought there was major construction going on. So ugly!
Linda-McP Linda-McP 7 years
Thank you so much for this posting, Buzz! I've set up the DVR so that I can relive the experience of walking though Central Park on a cold February weekend and experiencing the joy of seeing The Gates. It truly was a life defining experience!
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