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Koyaanisqatsi ★★★★ 1983

A mesmerizing film that takes an intense look at modern life (the movie's title is the Hopi word for “life out of balance”). Without dialogue or narration, it brings traditional background elements, landscapes and cityscapes, up front to produce a unique view of the structure and mechanics of our daily lives. Riveting and immensely powerful. A critically acclaimed score by Glass, and Reggio's cinematography prove to be the perfect match to this brilliant film. Followed by “Powaqqatsi.” 87m/C VHS, DVD. D: Godfrey Reggio; W: Godfrey Reggio, Ron Fricke, Michael Hoenig; C: Godfrey Reggio, Ron Fricke; M: Philip Glass, Michael Hoenig. L.A. Film Critics '83: Score, Natl. Film Reg. '00.