The seasonal First Friday Films collaboration between the Farnsworth Art Museum and the Strand Theatre continues June 2 with an 8 p.m. screening of “Levitated Mass” (2013, USA) at the Strand, 345 Main St.

"Levitated Mass" is the story behind Michael Heizer’s monumental artwork of the same name, now installed at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. First conceived in 1968 but not technologically possible until 2012, this two-story tall, 340-ton granite boulder was moved from its desert quarry more than 105 miles on a custom-built, 206-wheeled tractor trailer to its permanent home at the world-renowned art museum.

Pray's documentary follows the boulder's historic journey, which caused an international media sensation as it challenged the imagination of hundreds of thousands of spectators over the 10 nights it crawled through the streets of Los Angeles, defiantly provoking the question, “is that a multi-million dollar work of art or just a big rock?” Pray captures the spectacle of it all, as well as the reactions — ranging from awe to outrage —from the crowds of people who watched it journey through LA's depressed inner city, as well as through neighborhoods filled with million dollar homes.

First Friday Films are presented on the first Friday of the month, May through October, coinciding with the city’s First Friday Art Walk. The films focus on artists and the visual arts, with a brief discussion following the screening. Tickets, available at the box office just prior to the show, are $12, $10 for Farnsworth Art Museum members.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or