CAVE OF FORGOTTEN DREAMS
2010, Sundance Selects, 90 min, USA, Dir: Werner Herzog

Director Werner Herzog takes the viewer inside the Chauvet Cave in Southern France and reveals the oldest known pictures created by mankind. Using stunning 3-D technology as well as interviews with scientists and other experts, the master director transports the viewer through time to ponder the nature of art and existence itself.


SAMSARA
2011, Magidson Films, 102 min, USA, Dir: Ron Fricke

Filmed over a period of five years and shot in 25 countries on glorious 70mm, the new meditative documentary from Ron Fricke and Mark Magidson (BARAKA, KOYAANISQATSI) transports us to sacred grounds, disaster zones, industrial sites, and natural wonders. By dispensing with dialogue and descriptive text, SAMSARA subverts our expectations, encouraging interpretations inspired by images and music that infuses the ancient with the modern. The title is inspired by the Sanskrit word that means “the ever-turning wheel of life.”


THE CATECHISM CATACLYSM
2011, IFC Films, 75 min, USA, Dir: Todd Rohal

Father Billy (“Eastbound and Down”’s Steve Little), a young priest, is forced to take a sabbatical by his superiors when he is discovered telling inappropriate parables to his flock. Billy tracks down his high school idol Robbie (SEPTIEN’s Robert Longstreet), who begrudgingly agrees to a canoe trip. On the water, the two men reminisce about Billy’s days as the keyboardist in a Christian band and Robbie’s as a guitarist for a metal band. When night approaches, they realize they have lost their way - and that’s when things get weird. Written and directed by Todd Rohal (THE GUATEMALAN HANDSHAKE). Official selection at the Sundance Film Festival 2011 and at SXSW 2011.


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