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Poster for Koyaanisqatsi


Director: Godfrey Reggio Run Time: 87 min. Format: DCP Release Year: 1983 Language: None

Starring: Lou Dobbs, Ted Koppel

PLEASE NOTE A CHANGE IN PROGRAM: this screening will now be shown in its original form/score and will not have a live sound performance.

The first part in Godfrey Reggio’s The Qatsi Trilogy, KOYANNISQATSI is a renowned documentary that reveals how humanity has grown apart from nature. Drawing its title from the Hopi word meaning “life out of balance,” it features extensive footage of natural landscapes and elemental forces, with a gradual evolution to scenes of modern civilization and technology. The film’s lack of narration or dialogue allows its purpose to be realized through creative uses of imagery and an inventive musical score.