“The Reach Of Resonance” at the National Gallery Of Art in Washington DC!

March 15, 2012

“The Reach Of Resonance” is screening at the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC tomorrow and Saturday, as an official selection of the DC Environmental Film Festival.  The screenings will take place in the East Building Auditorium of the gallery, located on Fourth St. & Constitution Ave., NW.  (Metro: Archives/ Navy Memorial/ Penn Quarter, 7th St. exit).  More info here:  http://www.dcenvironmentalfilmfest.org/films/show/758

Don’t miss some of the other exciting films and events taking place at the testival.  Ken Burns will be speaking, and one of our favorite documentarians, Thomas Riedelsheimer (director of “Rivers and Tides” and “Touch The Sound”), will be presenting the US premiere of his new film “Garden In The Sea,” which follows Spanish artist Cristina Iglesias as she creates underwater sculptures off the coast of the island of Espiritu Santo.

Another exciting event at the festival is a retrospective of documentaries by Lucy Walker, including “Waste Land,” which follows workers at the world’s largest garbage dump as they begin to re-imagine their lives through attention of a photographer who sees them as art.

Walker’s new Oscar nominated documentary “The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom” will also be shown, a powerful meditation on the cherry blossoms that grew out of the rubble of last year’s tsunami in Japan.

Another film included in the retrospective is “Blindsight,” which follows six blind Tibetan teenagers who climb Mt. Everest to confront their own limitations.  Lucy Walker will be in attendance to present each film.

John Akomfrah’s film “The Nine Muses” is another selection of the festival that caught our eye:  a cine-poem on mass human migration, which combines archival and hi-definition footage of isolated places and rarely traveled roads, readings from classic texts by Homer, Dante and T. S. Eliot with the music of Arvo Pärt and India’s Gundecha Brothers.  This experimental film offers an evocative journey through myth and environment, a self-described “Proustian attempt to suggest the idea of migration.”

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