Into Great Silence and Baraka at Golden State Theatre
- When: Friday, November 30, 2007, time TBA
- Where: Golden State Theatre, Monterey
- Cost: Not available
- Age limit: Not available
This evening of the Monterey International Film Festival goes meditative with a pair of comtemplative and mostly non-verbal films that make an impact, nonetheless. German filmmaker Philip Groning waited 16 years for France’s reclusive Carthusian monks to allow filming in their alpine monastery. But allow it they did, and here it is: Into Great Silence is a long, deep, quiet look at this ascetic order of religious men rarely seen on film as they go about their lives. Baraka is a Sufi word for “essence” or “breath”—whatever it means, the film is a stunner. In gorgeous 70mm film, the camera travels the world simply looking at human beings in all our manifestations of spirituality, diversity, togetherness and wonderment. No words, no actors, no plot—just Life. From planet earth. [WR]
7pm. Golden State Theatre, 417 Alvarado St., $10/night; $45/series pass; $25/GST members and students with ID. 372-3800 or goldenstatetheatre.com.