Movie Club: Koyaanisqatsi


USA | 1982 | 87 min. | Godfrey Reggio

November 6, 2024

SIFF Movie Club

Drawing its title from the Hopi word meaning "life out of balance," this renowned documentary reveals how humanity has grown apart from nature. 

Introduced by Cinema Rentals Manager Patrick McFarland.


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Wednesday, November 6, 2024

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.

  • Director: Godfrey Reggio
  • Country: USA
  • Year: 1982
  • Running Time: 87 min.
  • Producer: Godfrey Reggio
  • Cinematographers: Ron Fricke
  • Editors: Ron Fricke, Alton Walpole
  • Music: Philip Glass
  • Language: English