EXPEDITION TO THE END OF THE WORLD
Two shows only!
Official Selection, 2013 AFI Docs, Hot Docs, True/False, Los Angeles, Vancouver Film Festivals
This adventure film for the 21st century takes an irreverent, philosophical look at humanity and man’s effect on the world around him. On a three-masted schooner packed with artists, scientists and ambitions worthy of Noah or Columbus, a crew sets sail for the end of the world: the rapidly melting massifs of northeast Greenland. It is an epic journey, with the brave explorers on board encountering polar bear nightmares, Stone Age playgrounds and entirely new species. But in their meetings with these new and unknown parts of the world, the crew is also confronted with the existential questions of life.
Curiosity, grand pathos and a liberating dose of humor come together in this superbly styled film, where one breathtaking image after the next seduces the viewer into a world of almost alien beauty. Conceived and brought to life on a grand scale, this film is like a long forgotten childhood dream, brought to life by grown artists, scientists, and philosophers.
DIR/SCR Daniel Dencik; PROD Michael Haslund-Christensen. Denmark, 2013, color, 90 min, DCP. In English and Danish with English subtitles. NOT RATED
No passes accepted.
Sat, Sep 27, 2:45; Sun, Sep 28, 2:45
BJÖRK: BIOPHILIA LIVE
Washington, DC, area exclusive!
Three shows only!
Official Selection, 2014 Tribeca Film Festival
BJÖRK: BIOPHILIA LIVE is a concert film by Nick Fenton and Peter Strickland that captures the human element of Björk's multi-disciplinary multimedia project, "Biophilia." Recorded live at Björk's show at London's Alexandra Palace in 2013, the film features Björk and her band performing every song on "Biophilia" and more using a broad variety of instruments—some digital, some traditional and some completely unclassifiable. The film has already been hailed as "a captivating record of an artist in full command of her idiosyncratic powers" (Variety) and "an imaginative stand-alone artwork," (Hollywood Reporter) and is a vital piece of the grand mosaic that is "Biophilia."
DIR Nick Fenton, Peter Strickland; PROD Jacqui Edenbrow. US/Romania/UK/France, 2014, color, 97 min, DCP. NOT RATED
No passes accepted.
Thu, Oct 16, 7:20; Fri, Oct 17, 9:25; Sat, Oct 18, 9:25