Director Godfrey Reggio discusses his new film "Visitors." watch
Scott Hicks' GLASS: A PORTRAIT OF PHILIP IN TWELVE PARTS is a mosaic film portrait of one of the greatest, and at times controversial, artists of this era. Allowed unprecedented access to Glass' working process, family, spiritual teachers and long time collaborators, the director worked with a skeleton crew and shot the lion's share of the footage himself. The film follows the innovative composer with a casual, immediate honesty, giving viewers a singular revelation into the life of this surprising and complex man. The documentary also features performance footage of Glass' seminal collaboration with avant-guard stage director Robert Wilson (Einstein on the Beach), interviews with former wives JoAnne Akalaitis and Holly Critchlow, artist Chuck Close, musician Nico Muhly and film directors including Errol Morris, Godfrey Reggio and Martin Scorsese.
Thirty years after Koyaanisqatsi, Godfrey Reggio–with the support of Philip Glass and Jon Kane–once again leapfrogs over earth-bound filmmakers and creates another stunning, wordless portrait of modern life. Presented by Steven Soderbergh in Black and White digital 4K projection, VISITORS reveals humanity’s trancelike relationship with technology, which, when commandeered by extreme emotional states, produces massive effects far beyond the human species. The film is visceral, offering the audience an experience beyond information about the moment in which we live. Comprised of only seventy-four shots, VISITORS takes viewers on a journey to the moon and back to confront them with themselves.
The opening episode for the COLORES season features Albuquerque journalist V.B. Price talking to Santa Fe filmmaker, Godfrey Reggio. Reggio is well known for his first two films Koyaanisqatsi and Powaqqatsi. He discusses his philosophy behind the films, and the influence from Hopi culture. He also discusses how man has placed his unquestioning faith in technology.
This week on NEW MEXICO IN FOCUS, Governor Susana Martinez moves to limit communication over email to only official state email addresses. State Forester Tony Delfin and Bob Leaverton of the U.S. Forest Service Southwestern Region sit down to talk about forest management. NEW MEXICO IN FOCUS Artisodes series continues with a closer look at new work by acclaimed filmmaker Godfrey Reggio.
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In 2005, award-winning director Scott Hicks began shooting a documentary about the legendary composer Philip Glass. Over the next 18 months, Scott followed Philip across three continents - from his annual ride on the Coney Island "Cyclone" roller coaster to the world premier of his new opera in Germany. Allowed unprecedented access to Glass's working process, family and long time collaborators (including Woody Allen, Martin Scorsese and Errol Morris), Hicks provides a unique glimpse behind the curtain into the life of a surprising and complex man, creating a remarkable portrait of one of the greatest artists of all time.
In this cinematic concert the concluding film of the Qatsi Trilogy preceded by the critically acclaimed KOYAANISQATSI ("Life Out Of Balance"), and POWAQQATSI ("Life In Transformation") mesmerizing images reanimated from everyday reality, then visually altered with stateoftheart digital techniques, chronicle the shift from a world organized by the principles of nature to one dominated by technology, the synthetic, and the virtual. Extremes of intimacy and spectacle, tragedy and hope, fuse in a tidal wave of visuals and music, giving rise to a unique artistic experience that reflects Reggio's visions of a brave new globalized world.
Naqoyqatsi chronicles the most significant occurrence of the last 5,000 years -- the transition from a natural environment to a technological reality.
Lionsgate Home Entertainment and Oscar-winning filmmaker Steven Soderbergh (Best Director, TRAFFIC, 2000) present NAQOYQATSI (Life As War), from filmmaker Godfrey Reggio, in collaboration with composer Phillip Glass, whose original score features renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma.
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