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A weirdly beautiful film, eerie in its complicated simplicity, and open to seven billion interpretations, all of them valid. I’m “biast” (pro): love Godfrey Reggio’s other films

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

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When you stare into the face of an ape, the ape stares back. Filmmaker Godfrey Reggio, who made the legendarily riveting and unclassifiable Koyaanisqatsi, returns with another riveting, unclassifiable film about watching human faces watching screens… and yet he opens by inviting us to gaze at the face of a gorilla, who is seemingly gazing back at us. Her name is Triska, and she lives at the Bronx Zoo, though we only learn this by reading the credits at the end of the film. As with all the other faces here, she appears against a black background, removed from any physical or cultural context, and »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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