Experience the three visionary films of Godfrey Reggio and in a rare opportunity hear the musical scores performed by their legendary composer Philip Glass.
In a Melbourne premiere, Philip Glass and his Ensemble will perform live at each program creating an unforgettable film and music concert – Jul 31 – Aug 1st 2012.
"It's not that we use technology, we live technology. Technology has become as ubiquitous as the air we breathe..." GODFREY REGGIO.
Filmmaker Godfrey Reggio boldly caught the attention of the world and stimulated the senses with his landmark feature KOYAANISQATSI, establishing a brave new genre of cinema. A profoundly rich and thought-provoking experience, KOYAANISQATSI is an aural and visual journey across myriad landscapes exploring our dependence on technology and its life-altering effect on the developing world.
Presented by legendary filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola, KOYAANISQATSI reflects a world spinning to the rhythm of machines, of clockwise civilisastions marching like ants in a megalopolis, vividly juxtaposing images of herculean aircraft and rocket launches with detailed time-lapse photography - presenting a document of vivid intensity.
Combining mesmerising visuals in high definition, with an electrifying score from Oscar® nominated composer Philip Glass, incorporating haunting Hopi prophecies in choral arrangements, KOYAANISQATSI is a dynamic meditation of time, place and the bewildering technology that knows no bounds.
- ESSENCE OF LIFE DOCUMENTARY - 25 mins