Celestial Cinema Program Running Time is 236 min This Friday Celestial Cinema ticket includes:
7:45pm Tributes to Mark Magidson & Ron Fricke followed by the short film Abiogenesis followed by Samsara
10:00pm The Intouchables
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Celestial Cinema Tickets available at the door for $24
Tribute to Mark Magidson
2012, 10 min In the broad landscape of independent film production Mark has emerged as a unique filmmaker who has undertaken artistic projects that are epic in scale, entail great technical complexity and innovation, and transcend an ordinary view of the world.
Tribute to Ron Fricke
2012, 10 min Ron Fricke is a meticulous filmmaker who has mastered a wide range of skills. This versatility allows him to carefully sculpt his films during each phase of their development. He used time-lapse, slow motion and optical phase printing to present familiar images from a new perspective.
Abiogenesis Directed By: Richard Mans New Zealand, 2011, 5 min There's a theory that life didn't evolve on Earth but was planted here by an extraterrestrial force. Hmm…, what would that have looked like? Here, using the coolest digital technology, is the answer. The images tap right into the collective unconscious.
Samsara Directed By: Ron Fricke USA, 2011, 99 min The award-winning films Baraka (1992) and Chronos (1985) took the cinematic art to wholly new territory, and few have dared follow. But now those same filmmakers, producer Mark Magidson and director Ron Fricke, have produced a third masterpiece, this one just as epic in scale and implications. The formula: to dispense with narration and plot structure in the usual sense, and to build a visual experience that unfolds through the juxtaposition of mesmerizing images shot in high-resolution 65 mm format using the Panasonic System 65. A compelling original music score propels the sequence forward. As the images unspool, the viewer's mind naturally responds with questions, insights, and epiphanies.
The Intouchables Directed By: Olivier Nakache, Eric Toledano France, 2012, 112 min Within just two months of its release this emotionally rousing drama-comedy became the second most successful French film of all time. In France, a majority of voters chose it as the cultural event of 2011. Now here it comes.