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by Clint Holloway
August 9, 2013 3:13 PM
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Watch: Mesmerizing Trailer for 'Visitors,' Godfrey Reggio's First Film in Over a Decade

This trailer looks amazing: With a Steven Soderbergh production credit, "Visitors" will premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival next month with a live score by members of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. This marks the first film in over a decade from director Godfrey Reggio, whose cult-status "Qatsi" trilogy captured the relationship between humans and nature. 

It seems that "Visitors" will see him explore similar territory, as the work has been described as revealing "humanity‚Äôs trancelike relationship with technology, which, when commandeered by extreme emotional states, produces massive effects far beyond the human species." The two-and-a-half minute preview is strictly devoted to the anguished faces of several different subjects, accompanied by a foreboding instrumental work (again from Reggio's "Qatsi" collaborator, Philip Glass). Like most of Reggio's work, you may find it insufferably boring or latch onto its wavelength and find it mesmerizing.

"Visitors" will have its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 8. Cinedigm will handle the film's release.

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  • SWT | February 13, 2014 2:32 PMReply

    Reggio is a true master of the craft and has dedicated his life to exploring the language of cinema. Don't sleep on this.

  • Jon | August 15, 2013 2:32 PMReply

    Interesting. This seems something like Andy Warhols 'Screen Tests'. They may seem boring on the internet but when I saw some of them at MOCA in a dark theater they were mesmerizing.

  • steve | August 9, 2013 7:24 PMReply

    2 min too long.

  • Huh? | August 9, 2013 4:11 PMReply

    Huh? That is supposed to make me wanna see?