Once Within a Time (2023)
Director: Godfrey Reggio, Jon Kane Run Time: 51 min. Release Year: 2022
Starring: Apollo Garcia Orellana, Brian Belott, John Flax, Sussan Deyhim, Tara Khozein
Country: United States
About the film:
World Premiere at the 2022 Santa Fe Film Festival, where Godfrey Reggio received the Receive Lifetime Achievement Award.
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 (2023) is the indie revelation of the year.
About the filmmaker:
Godfrey Reggio is a pioneer of a film style that creates poetic images of extraordinary emotional impact for audiences worldwide. He is prominent in the film world for his Qatsi trilogy: Koyaanisqatsi (1982), Powaqqatsi (1988), and Naqoyqatsi (2002). With titles taken from the Hopi language, the films are essays of visual images and sound that chronicle the destructive impact of the modern world on the environment. Reggio, who spent 14 years in silence and prayer while studying to be a monk, has a history of service not only to the environment but to youth street gangs, the poor, and the community as well.
Jon Kane is an American film editor, director, and DJ based in Red Hook Brooklyn. His work as an editor on Naqoyqatsi (2002) was also alongside director Godfrey Reggio.See our upcoming films