Acclaimed filmmaker Godfrey Reggio, whose Koyaanisqatsi debuted 30 years ago, returns to deliver another hypnotic exploration of humanity with Visitors. Shot in beautiful black and white imagery, Visitors is a stunning, wordless portrait of the humanities place in the universe. I guess the easiest way to describe a film like Visitors is as a art exhibit on celluloid which features high contrast black and white imagery that accentuates every detail. Visitors is about a lot of things, which is in part what makes it so fascinating. Visitors is an examination of humanity's relationship with technology, contrasting the emotional effect it has on us but what always seems to stand out about Reggio's films is the scale at which he examines humanity's place. Visitors is a film that reminds the viewer that us humans are merely a small spec on the massive scale of time and space. While we as a species confide in our technological achievements, Visitors reminds us that time is the only absolute. There is tons of imagery throughout Visitors that evokes all sorts of mixed emotions, and while this is not a film for everyone, it's essential viewing for anyone with a love or passion for art and/or photography.
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