Spotlight on Philip Glass: Koyaanisqatsi
In celebration of Philip Glass's seventy-fifth birthday, Film Independent at LACMA is screening two films from the composer's ongoing series of collaborations with filmmaker Godfrey Reggio. Koyaanisqatsi (1982) and Powaqqatsi (1988) both offer awe-inspiring visions of modern life juxtaposed with nature’s sublime immensity. These works deserve to be seen on the big screen, all the better to take in their gargantuan vistas and Glass’s spellbinding scores.
Shot by Ron Fricke (director of Baraka), Koyaanisqatsi largely focuses on the American landscape, from bustling, overcrowded cities to the massive, empty expanses of the Southwest. The film's title means "life out of balance" in the Hopi language.
Bing Theater | FAQs
$10 for the general public, $7 for LACMA members, seniors (62+), and students with valid ID | Tickets available Thursday, April 26 at 5 pm. | Tickets: 323 857-6010 or purchase online
$5 for Film Independent, LACMA Film Club, and New York Times Film Club members | Pre-sale tickets available Thursday, April 19 at 5 pm | Members of these groups will be required to show proof of membership when retrieving their tickets | Price includes both films in double bill | Tickets: 323 857-6010 or purchase online