Vancouver's Leader in Transition toward Strong, Resilient, Complete Communities
Time: May 7, 2012 from 7pm to 8:15pm
Location: Pacific Cinémathèque
Street: 1131 Howe Street
Website or Map: http://doxafestival.ca/festiv…
Event Neighbourhood and Type: documentary, film, screening
Organized By: DOXA (Dana, Community Engagement, please email me for more details or other film suggestions)
Latest Activity: Apr 30, 2012
An experimental documentary that contemplates the signs of loss and change in the American South as potent metaphors of personal and collective destiny.
Some eleven years in the making, Robert Persons’ mesmerizing film essay has drawn comparisons to the work of Terrence Malick. It is an easy correlative to draw, but Person’s visionary film has a rare spirit and ravishing beauty all its own.
Part ode to a vanishing culture, part prose poem, and possessing an almost religious devotion to the holy beauty of the planet, General Orders No. 9, breaks with conventional documentary form to tread new ground.