Logan Center for the Arts
Screening room, 2nd floor
915 E 60th St
Chicago, IL 60637
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Starring musician Robert A.A. Lowe, A Spell… follows an unnamed character through three seemingly disparate moments in his life: in the midst of a 15-person collective on a small Estonian island; in isolation in the majestic wilderness of Northern Finland; and during a black metal concert in Norway. Marked by solitude, ecstatic beauty, and an optimism of the darkest sort, this hypnotic film is at once a document of experience and an experience itself, an inquiry into transcendence that sees the cinema as a site for transformation.
The Renaissance Society will stay open until 6:45pm for viewing Ben Rivers, Urth before the screening.
Dir. Ben Rivers and Ben Russell, 2013, 98m, DCP
Presented in partnership with the Film Studies Center, the University of Chicago.