Koyaanisqatsi

Wednesday, April 17 at 7pm


KOYAANISQATSI (1982, dir. Godfrey Reggio, 86min)
Original score by Philip Glass; cinematography by Ron Fricke
Tickets: $8 (including fees)

“If ever a film was destined for watching in a cinema, this is it…” – Leo Hickman for The Guardian (2011)

An unparalleled theatrical experience, director Godfrey Reggio and composer Philip Glass’s cult classic Koyaanisqatsi is an arresting visual meditation on “life out of balance” (the meaning of the film’s Hopi title). Jaw-dropping visions of untouched nature are wordlessly juxtaposed with others depicting human beings’ increasing dependence on technology. Apocalyptic and groundbreaking at the time of its release, this non-narrative feature remains a stunning achievement for its formal experimentation and environmental vision.

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