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Koyaanisqatsi – Movie and Music (The Commons)
November 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The title of this 1982 documentary film comes from the Hopi word meaning “life out of balance.” It will be presented Nov 16 at The Commons Community and Art Center, 401 E. Jefferson St in Viroqua. This unique evening will also include the live performance of Madison-based musicians, Disaster Passport. The movie contains no dialogue, but these four musicians composed the soundtrack in 2018. Koyaanisqatsi was directed and produced by Godfrey Reggio under the banner of Francis Ford Coppola’s American Zoetrope Production House. Reggio and his cinematographer Ron Fricke set out to portray increasing tension between people and the environments they inhabit. “Our language is in a state of vast humiliation. It no longer describes the world in which we live,” explained the director about his decision for no dialogue. Disaster Passport is Luke Bassuener, percussion; Karl Christenson, omnichord/guitar; Colin Crowley and Andy Moore, 5-string banjo.
The movie will be shown on the large screen in the theater of The Commons. Performance begins at 7:00 pm, tickets at the door $6. More information at thearkviroqua.org