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Picture of Light (1994)

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A documentary of an expedition to Churchill, Manitoba to film the Northern Lights.

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A documentary of an expedition to Churchill, Manitoba to film the Northern Lights.

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15 December 1994 (Switzerland)  »

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Himself - Cinematography and Direction: I met a man at a dinner who loves to watch the sky. He'd spent as much time watching the sky as I had trying to point cameras and microphones out into the world. It seemed that both of us were trying to find an answer to a question we didn't yet know. As the night closed we agreed to share a path we had in common - the pursuit of wonder.
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A beautiful, uncanny picture
30 July 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film is a strange, crystalline artifact, part cinema verité and part unabashed paean to the heavens. The earlier part of the film is almost a comedy of errors, as the film crew films itself on the train to Churchill, Manitoba, and ends up stuck in one of the town's few hotels during a blizzard. For fun, the hotel's owners shoots a hole in the wall with a high-power rifle, and they watch the snowflakes blow through the hole. But once the weather clears and the crew actually gets out to film their announced subject, the northern lights have never shimmered so brightly, in an ethereal silence never to be seen on a National Geographic special.

I saw this film at a conference in North Bay, Ontario -- and got the sense that it isn't seen much in the U.S. Too bad! It would be an excellent candidate for a widescreeen DVD release.


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