Monday, November 8, 2004


Castro Theater

Co-presented with the Castro Theatre

From the primal intimacy of the womb to the universal wonderment of the great beyond, British filmmaker Simon Pummell takes us on a kaleidoscopic lifecycle journey in Bodysong, his highly acclaimed documentary consisting entirely of stunning archival footage. Recalling Koyaanisqatsi and Baraka in its visual sweep and lack of conventional narrative- yet less moralistic and more intimate than both- Bodysong eschews easy “it’s a small world” platitudes in favor of free-flowing images and ideas grouped thematically around birth, growth, sex, violence, death and dreams. This complex composite of global scenes, home movies, historic broadcasts, medical studies and porno reels is an epic ode to human endurance amid the thrills and hazards of everyday life. Featuring a remarkable score by Radiohead’s Johnny Greenwood. Exclusive Bay Area premiere! (Steven Jenkins)