Spark: A Burning Man Story Synopsis
People gather for a week in the Nevada desert to collaborate on art projects and party.
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78

Austin Chronicle

By Marc Savlov
Spark, however, is the best of the lot when it comes to attempting to grok the burn and the burners.
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75

Portland Oregonian

By Marc Mohan
Parts of “Spark” can seem like an ad for Burning Man, but the film digs deep enough into the pressures and challenges facing its organizers...
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70

The New York Times

By Andy Webster
Since we can’t all attend Burning Man, we can be thankful for “Spark,” which is probably the next best thing.
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70

Arizona Republic

By Kerry Lengel
It’s a compelling topic, even if directors Steve Brown and Jessie Deeter don’t dig deeply into the cultural and psychological significance...
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60

Los Angeles Times

By Robert Abele
For such a hippie-ish wingding originally designed to discourage the buying and selling of anything, "Spark" has decidedly bought into its...
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60

Village Voice

By Pete Vonder Haar
As an official history, Spark shines adequate light; I just wish it had spent a little more time on the shadows.
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40

The Dissolve

By Nick Schager
The doc proves more concerned with promotion than analysis or inquiry, thereby making it a disingenuous non-fiction portrait: an inhibited...
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40

Variety

By Geoff Berkshire
"Spark” remains a lovingly made and shot tease, designed to ensure that what really happens at Burning Man stays at Burning Man.
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38

Slant Magazine

The doc doesn't take the time to examine why Burning Man inspires such a level of fanaticism, overshadowing human interest with a gluttony...
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Insightful window into a very special place

By mollyflanagan
There are so many stories to tell about the amazing place that it Burning Man, and Spark selects a few great ones. Together, the stories reveal some important strands of the Burning Man event, its...

must see for anybody

By yudinmike
This movie is about the most important cultural phenomenon of our lifetimes. It is beautifully done and goes to the roots of it which is always very interesting....

Best Burning Man Movie Ever!!!

By guyfrazier
The title pretty much says it all. I've been there twice and I wish it could be required viewing for all burner virgins before they go out to the playa. It talks about the 12 principles and reminds...

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Rated NR