Once Within a Time

Friday, October 13 - Thursday, November 23, 2023

In-person Q&A with Co-Director Jon Kane and Executive Producer Steven Soderbergh on Friday, October 13 at 7:15 p.m.

Extended intro with Jon Kane and Steven Soderbergh on Friday, October 13 at 8:50 p.m.

Celebrated director Godfrey Reggio returns after ten years with a new experimental film unlike any other from his already daring career: a bardic fairy tale about the end of the world and the beginning of a new one, tinged with apocalyptic comedy, rapturous cinematography, unforgettable vistas, and the innocence and hopes of a new generation. Featuring an electrifying score composed by Reggio’s longtime collaborator Philip Glass with additional vocals from Sussan Deyhim and co-directed by veteran editor and filmmaker Jon Kane, ONCE WITHIN A TIME is the indie revelation of the year.

  • Country USA
  • Running Time 52 minutes
  • Format DCP
  • Distributor Oscilloscope
  • Director Godfrey Reggio, Jon Kane
  • Producer Steven Soderbergh, Alexander Rodnyansky, Lawrence Taub, Mara Campione
  • Cast Apollo Garcia Orellana, Tara Starling Khozein, Brian Belott, John Flax, Sussan Deyhim
  • Accessibility T-Coil, Assistive Listening

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