Tuesday, March 13, 2007

A Week of Matthew Barney

TONIGHT at the Vinegar Hill Theatre, The Virginia Film Society will be screening a documentary on the Matthew Barney's film Drawing Restraint 9.

Matthew Barney: No Restraint
a film by Alison Chernick
Screens at 7pm
Tickets are $8

We at OFFScreen will be featuring Drawing Restraint 9 this Sunday.

Drawing Restraint 9
Dir. Matthew Barney - USA/Japan, 2005 - 135 mins.
Sunday, March 18th - 7 & 9:30 PM
Newcomb Hall Theatre
Tickets $3

Director Matthew Barney (The Cremaster Cycle) co-stars with his partner Bjork, who also composed the score of the film. Barney transforms Japan's Nagasaki Bay into an alien landscape in Drawing Restraint 9, his mystical vision of a plundered sea. Combining images of modern industrialization and archaic traditions, Barney creates a mystifying world where metal submarine walls, Japanese marriage ceremonies, and giant mounds of Vaseline converge in an epic symphony of mood and visual texture. "Its rhythms are solemn but never static; the color glowing; the largely ambient score evocative. Even the most enigmatic images, shot from many different angles, are arresting." (Stephen Holden, New York Times)

Click here to read the rest of Stephen Holden's review of this film.

Click here to check out the official website.

Click here to check out the trailer.