Balloonfest

Balloonfest

Available on iTunes, Topic, Prime Video
A six-minute archival record of Cleveland’s shambolic 1986 attempt to rid itself of the name ‘The Mistake by the Lake’ with a stunt: to set a world record by releasing almost one-and-a-half million balloons. What begins as a hysterically funny cavalcade of local pluck and bad 80s fashion transforms into haunting meditation on the dangers of hubris, as the balloon release goes wrong with dreadful consequences.
Director Nathan Truesdell

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