A Manhattan Beach Memoir: 1945-2015

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A short documentary following artist Gary Sweeney as he creates his site-specific installation, A Manhattan Beach Memoir: 1945-2015. In 1945, while Sweeney’s father Mike was returning from Guam after World War II, his mother Anita bought a small house at

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A short documentary following artist Gary Sweeney as he creates his site-specific installation, A Manhattan Beach Memoir: 1945-2015. In 1945, while Sweeney’s father Mike was returning from Guam after World War II, his mother Anita bought a small house at 320 35th St in Manhattan Beach, California. It was their family home for 70 years. Sweeney sold the house in July, 2015, with the understanding that the new owner planned to demolish the house and put a new development it its place. As a tribute to his family, hometown, and father's photography, Sweeney covered the exterior of the house with over one hundred large scale family photographs, and occupied the house during its final month - February, 2016. Learn more at http://www.GarySweeneyArt.com. Learn more about the filmmakers at http://www.WalleyFilms.com.