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Coming 06/30: GUNDA

May 1, 2021 - July 18, 2021

Tickets for Gunda will go on sale the day of show

Experiential cinema in its purest form, Gunda chronicles the unfiltered lives of a mother pig (whom the film is named after), a flock of chickens, and a herd of cows with masterful intimacy. Gunda is a labor of love by Russian director Victor Kossakovsky Using stark, transcendent black and white cinematography and the farm’s ambient soundtrack, director Kossakovsky invites the audience to slow down and experience life as his subjects do, taking in their world with a magical patience and an other worldly perspective. Gunda asks us to meditate on the mystery of animal consciousness, and reckon with the role humanity plays in it. (Kossakovsky jokes that he discovered Gunda on a Norwegian farm, on what he refers to as “the first day of casting.”)  93 min

Gunda ― which doubles as the name of the movie and the name of the pig ― is as close as we may ever come to experiencing the world as animals do, specifically the animals that become our food. –Boston Globe

SPELLBINDING, SUBLIMELY BEAUTIFUL and PROFOUNDLY MOVING, Gunda offers you the opportunity to look — at animals, yes, but also at qualities that are often subordinated in narratively driven movies, at textures, shapes and light. These images testify that to see, really see, through the eyes of others, four-legged or otherwise, is to be fully human. CRITIC’S PICK! –The New York Times


May 1, 2021
July 18, 2021