‘Visitors’, A Non-Narrative Film Featuring 74 Shots of People Staring Directly Into the Camera for Lengthy Periods

Director Godfrey Reggio (of Qatsi trilogy fame) talks about his new non-narrative film Visitors in this video by the Creators Project. The feature-length film consists of just 74 shots, many of which feature people staring directly into the camera for lengthy periods. Visitors is in theaters now.

Thirty years after Koyaanisqatsi, Godfrey Reggio–with the support of Philip Glass and Jon Kane–once again leapfrogs over earth-bound filmmakers and creates another stunning, wordless portrait of modern life. Presented by Steven Soderbergh in Black and White digital 4K projection, VISITORS reveals humanity’s trancelike relationship with technology, which, when commandeered by extreme emotional states, produces massive effects far beyond the human species. The film is visceral, offering the audience an experience beyond information about the moment in which we live. Comprised of only seventy-four shots, VISITORS takes viewers on a journey to the moon and back to confront them with themselves.

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