The museum also features a small cabin installed, so visitors can experience how the artists will live during the month period.
This new artistic endeavour comes days after La Beouf's four-year long, anti-Trump art installation, He Will Not Divide Us, was targeted by hackers who posted anti-semitic messages.
Even when we had conflict, there was still love there, you know? There isn’t a set soundtrack, per se, but we’ll get snippets of Chris Brown and Rihanna on the overhead speakers in a grocery store or trap rap coming through the van’s radio.
It almost plays like a non-traditional musical at times.
American Honey is not only one of the absolute best films to play at Fantastic Fest ‘16; it’s one of the best movies to come out this year, period. I still can’t wrap my head around it, but it was meant to happen.
Yet none of it would work if it weren’t for Sasha Lane – the twenty-year-old untrained actress writer/director Andrea Arnold spotted at a Spring Break party in Panama City, Florida and successively cast as the lead in her nearly three-hour, mostly improvised epic road trip into the burning, dangerous core of America’s heartland. BMD: It seems like you brought that mentality to the movie itself, because there isn’t so much a narrative as it is a confluence of events that happen in this one young woman’s life. Arnold, how much of that was directed and how much was found in the moment?
SL: It was definitely planned, but Andrea wanted to incorporate music that she heard while she was recruiting us all.
Remember, she found us during Spring Break, so these were all the songs we were listening to and partying to on a regular basis. See – I play music in my head every day; it’s like my theme music… SL: And that’s what it is – these characters’ different theme songs brought to life.
This March, saw the actor and his collaborators struggle to find a safe space for the art piece, moving the ‘He Will Not Divide Us’ installation to Liverpool after claiming, “America is simply not safe enough for this artwork to exist.” However, the work was quickly removed amid safety concerns.
Even though I was having the craziest Spring Break.
And that’s such a big beach with so many people there and for me to be the one she asks to get in her car…I’m still blown away. Life is mapped out a certain way and it was probably supposed to happen just like that.
You were kinda just free to do what you were going to do and trust her to use it later.
All you have is each moment, because you don’t know what tomorrow is going to be, or if it’s going to be there at all. That was my summer road trip with these kids who became my family. Did you actually stay together and live in these motels that we see in the movie? We actually stayed in these motels with each other, and when we weren’t in these motels, we were in the van shooting while we moved down the street.