Wednesday, January 8 - Thursday, January 16, 2014

High-definition digital projection; official selection: National Film Registry

“Bill Morrison’s DECASIA is that rare thing: a movie with avant-garde and universal appeal…. Morrison is not the first artist to take decomposing film stock as his raw material, but he plunges into this dark nitrate of the soul with contagious abandon…The film is a fierce dance of destruction. Its flame-like, roiling black-and-white inspires trembling and gratitude.” – J. Hoberman, Village Voice

“I found myself completely absorbed, transfixed, a pillow of air lodged in my stilled, open mouth. Now, I’m no particular authority on film, but I do know one–Errol Morris… I popped the video into his VCR and proceeded to observe as Morrison’s film once again began casting its spell. Errol sat drop-jawed: at one point, about halfway through, he stammered, ”This may be the greatest movie ever made.” – Lawrence Weschler, The New York Times Magazine

“Compelling and disturbing! Swimming symphonies of baroque beauty emerge from corrosive nitrate disintegration as rockets of annihilation demolish cathedrals of reality.” – Kenneth Anger

Click here to watch the DECASIA trailer online

Director Bill Morrison in person with his new film THE GREAT FLOOD Thu Jan 9 – Sat Jan 11 at 8:05pm shows — click here to purchase tickets online

  • Country USA
  • Rating NR
  • Year 2002
  • Running Time 67 minutes
  • Director Bill Morrison

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