Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028 Map
Sun, Feb 17, 2013
7:30pm
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Double Feature! Producer Mark Magidson In Person!
BARAKA / SAMSARA
Discussion between films with producer Mark Magidson.
BARAKA
1992, Magidson Films, 96 min, USA, Dir: Ron Fricke

If you have never seen BARAKA, one of the Cinematheque’s favorite movies, this is another chance to experience one of the most visually awesome films ever made. Inspired by the Sufi word meaning "breath of life," BARAKA is a mind-expanding, spiritual journey around the globe (shot in 24 countries on five continents), from director-cinematographer Ron Fricke (who photographed the earlier KOYAANISQATSI) and producer Mark Magidson (the Imax film CHRONOS). Filmed entirely without dialogue in a stunning cascade of crystalline, time-lapse 70mm images, BARAKA is quite simply breathtaking. "Smashingly edited, superbly scored … speaks volumes about the planet without uttering a single word." - Suzan Ayscough, Variety.


SAMSARA
2011, Magidson Films, USA, Dir: Ron Fricke

Filmed over a period of five years and shot in 25 countries on glorious 70mm, the new meditative documentary from Ron Fricke and Mark Magidson (BARAKA, KOYAANISQATSI) transports us to sacred grounds, disaster zones, industrial sites, and natural wonders. By dispensing with dialogue and descriptive text, SAMSARA subverts our expectations, encouraging interpretations inspired by images and music that infuses the ancient with the modern. The title is inspired by the Sanskrit word that means “the ever-turning wheel of life.”


Screening formats: 70mm (BARAKA) and DCP (SAMSARA)
Egyptian Theatre • Sun, Feb 17, 2013 • 7:30pm
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