Symphonie Diagonale

Description: This early experimental short is one of only two films completed by Swedish-born artist Viking Eggeling, who worked in Paris, Milan, and ultimately Germany. Finished in 1924 and premiered at a November Group presentation of abstract films in Berlin in 1925 (shortly before Eggeling’s death), Diagonal Symphony utilizes paper cutouts, tin foil, and frame-by-frame […]

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Koyaanisqatsi

Description: With no dialogue, only the music of Philip Glass, and no characters other than the entire human race and the five elements, this years-in-the-making film is a symphony of sound and image–fast-paced, dazzling, and hypnotic. Seamless slow-motion and time-lapse photography creates a mind-expanding tone poem on the beauty of natural landscapes and the destructive […]

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