Koyaanisqatsi contrasts the tranquil beauty of nature with the frenzied hum of contemporary urban society
Drawing its title from the Hopi word meaning “life out of balance,” this renowned documentary reveals how humanity has grown apart from nature. Featuring extensive footage of natural landscapes and elemental forces, the film gives way to many scenes of modern civilization and technology. Given its lack of narration and dialogue, the production makes its points solely through imagery and music, with many scenes either slowed down or sped up for dramatic effect.
Prepare to experience a truly remarkable filma cinematic masterpiece so extraordinary that it regales the senses, stimulates the mind and actually “redefines the potential of filmmaking” (The Hollywood Reporter). Celebrated director Godfrey Reggio, innovative cinematographer Ron Fricke and Golden Globe-winning* composer Philip Glass have created a “spellbinding [film] so rich in beauty and detail that with each viewing it becomes a new and different film” (Leonard Maltin). “Unique profound mesmerising and thought-provoking” (Boxoffice), Koyaanisqatsi contrasts the tranquil beauty of nature with the frenzied hum of contemporary urban society. Uniting breathtaking imagery with a hauntingly evocative, award-winning score, it is original and fascinating (People) one of the greatest films of all time (Uncut).
Director: Godfrey Reggio
Music composed by: Philip Glass
Date:Monday 15th June
Venue: Cantor Lecture Theatre. Cantor Building, Sheffield Hallam University 153 Arundel St, Sheffield, S1 2NT
Time: Start 5.00pm
Tickets: FREE ADMISSION
Cantor Lecture Theatre. Cantor Building, Sheffield Hallam University 153 Arundel St, Sheffield, S1 2NT