"The story told is a powerful example of what's possible when you dream big..."
- Sarah McKinney, Forbes.com
“…Not only does Impossible Light serve as an impressive document of amazing public art, but it also shows future artists looking to do similar work how irrelevant the word impossible is to their creative dreams.”
- Aimee Murillo, OC Weekly
” The relationship between art and patronage has certainly changed over the years, and Impossible Light is a near-perfect distillation of that evolution.”
- Jeff Winkler, The Austin Chronicle
GENRE: Documentary, Art
On March 5th, 2013, San Francisco’s skyline was transformed by an amazing sight: 25,000 LED lights that, for perhaps the first time save the 1989 earthquake, caused people to consider the Bay Bridge instead of her iconic sister. How did this happen? Who was behind the eight million-dollar installation? How in the world did they pull it off? The story behind the making of The Bay Lights—a project whose very “impossibility made it possible”—answers these questions, revealing the drama and the daring of artist Leo Villareal and a small team of visionaries who battle seemingly impossible challenges to turn a dream of creating the world’s largest LED light sculpture into a glimmering reality.
Director: Jeremy Ambers
Production Year: 2012-2014
Runtime: 70 minutes