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Under the Electric Sky (EDC 2013)

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Director: Dan Cutforth, Jane Lipsitz

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Launched with auspicious beginnings in 1997, Electric Daisy Carnival was first held in Los Angeles, much to the delight of its initial crowd of a few thousand electronic music fans. Since then, it has grown into a global phenomenon. Besides drawing the top talents in electronic and dance music today, EDC is also known for its full-scale carnival rides, over-the-top displays of pyrotechnics, and interactive art installations, not to mention its international community of rabid devotees—in 2013, nearly 350,000 revelers descended upon Las Vegas to experience what is now the world’s largest dance-music festival.

The acclaimed production duo of Dan Cutforth and Jane Lipsitz bring this event to life in brilliant 3-D, going behind the scenes to show what it takes to stage one of the biggest parties in the known universe. They chronicle the unique journeys of individual attendees from all walks of life, all of whom share one common desire—to shed their inhibitions and immerse themselves in this judgment-free celebration of life and music.

— A.M.

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