Short Doc: “Metropolis II” Directed by Catfish’s Henry Joost & Ariel Schulman

Here’s a cool short film from Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman, the guys behind Catfish. It’s called Metropolis II, named after its subject Chris Burden’s massive, die cast Hot Wheels cityscape. Make no mistake; this isn’t the obsessive hobby of an enthusiastic toy car collector. Burden is a respected artist and his vision is mesmerizing. The overlapping and interweaving roadways are completely functional and contain 1500 cars speeding around at up to 230 miles per hour. He’s also installed a bunch of electric trains, ending up with something that resembles Fritz Lang’s vision of the future, hence the name Metropolis II. Check out the short embedded above!

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