*****Art Cinema @ The Sayle – February Listings******
Friday, 26th February – Englar Alheimsins
Director: Ingvar E. Sigurðsson
Writer: Einar Már Guðmundsson
Music: Sigur Rós & Hilmar Orn Hilmarsson
This week’s film is an Icelandic story which tells a wonderful tale about an artist’s (musician and poet) struggle with his mind. It is beautiful and put together with amazing music from Sigur rós. Based on the novel by Einar Már Guðmundsson, this film has been dubbed the “Icelandic One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”.
Friday, 19th February – The Chapel of Sacred Mirrors
Writer: Alex Grey
This week’s film will preceded by some short clips from visionary (his art comes from visions) artist Alex Gray’s first film ARTMind. This will serve to explain the concept of the Chapel of Sacred Mirrors before we start.
“CoSM is a transdenominational church and organization dedicated to the realization of a shared 1985 vision of the American artists Alex and Allyson Grey to build a contemporary public Chapel as ‘a sanctuary for spiritual renewal through contemplation of transformative art’“.
It contains a series of twenty-one art-works that examine the body, spirit, and mind in rich detail) along with other important works of visionary and contemporary spiritual art, CoSM’s stated mission is “Building an enduring sanctuary of visionary art to inspire every pilgrim’s creative path and embody the values of love and evolutionary wisdom”.
I also have the last 15 minutes of Samsara if anyone who missed the end last week wants to see it.
Friday, 12th February – Samsara
Producer: Mark Magidson
Director: Ron Fricke
Shot in 25 countries in 70mm format, Samsara “explores the wonders of our world from the mundane to the miraculous, looking into the unfathomable reaches of humanity’s spirituality and the human experience. Neither a traditional documentary nor a travelogue, Samsara takes the form of a nonverbal, guided meditation.” (official website).