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Proud sponsors of the BUILD issue join with

T H E   L A B O R A T O R Y   A R T S   C O L L E C T I V E  

&   S I L V E R   &   L I G H T

TO PRESENT THE ONLINE PREMIERE OF THE CARNIVAL OF DREAMS

A FILM BY LAUREN VANCE

FEATURING GARY OLDMAN AND IAN RUHTER

CO-ORDINATING PRODUCER:  GISELE SCHMIDT

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS:  GARY OLDMAN, IAN RUHTER, GISELE SCHMIDT, LAUREN VANCE

In the feature documentary The Picture Show (Coming 2017), filmmaker LAUREN VANCE explores the lives of the residents of Slab City and the work of wet plate artist IAN RUHTER as he spends time time making collodion ambrotypes documenting the people who live there. 

Actor and photographer GARY OLDMAN visited Ruhter to take pictures for the latest issue of The Laboratory Arts Collective Magazine - BUILD.  The result of this profound meeting was documented by Vance in The Carnival of Dreams.

The BUILD issue includes a conversation between Gary and Ian, a personal essay from writer, art curator GISELE SCHMIDT and works created during this meeting as well as images from both photographers archives.

THE CARNIVAL OF DREAMS

CREDITS

Directed By Lauren Vance

Featuring: Gary Oldman, Ian Ruhter

Director of Photography: Robin Fenlon 

Cinematographer: Ian Beaudoux

Editors: Shannon Burnham, Daniella McInerney, Victor June, Jr. 

Coordinating Producer: Gisele Schmidt

Executive Producers: Gary Oldman, Ian Ruhter, Gisele Schmidt, Lauren Vance

Wet plate artists: Gary Oldman, Ian Ruhter

Wet plate technician: Will Eichelberger

Additional Cast: “Builder” Bill Ammon, Will Eichelberger, “Pastor Dave,” “Mary Anne”, Phyllis, Gisele Schmidt

Music:

Kai Engel In Anxious Shadows

Dexter Britain The Time to Run

Peter Cook & Dudley Moore  Goodbye-ee, 1965

As sung by Gary Oldman

Production Group/Affiliations: 

The Laboratory Arts Collective

Silver & Light Films

Flying Pictures Studios

Vance Studios

Sony Electronics

Slab City Community Group

Profoto Lights (Wet Plate)

THANK YOUs

The Laboratory wishes to thank Gary, Gisele, Ian, Lauren & Will for their generosity in sharing their work with all of us.

Special thanks to our partners AMD for their support in presenting the BUILD issue and the UK BFI Screening & online premiere of 'The Carnival of Dreams.'

Thank you to Cinefamily in L.A. and to the BFI in London for their deep passion and commitment to the filmmaking community and hosting the US & UK premieres.

Special thanks to Air New Zealand, our travel partners.

And to Jack English, photographer and Laboratory contributor who set the dominos in motion.

FURTHER EXPLORATION:

IANRUHTER.COM