Monday, March 30, 2009


posted by Michael Piwonka 7:16 PM
A few months ago a friend suggested I watch a 1992 movie called Baraka. Filmed in rare 70 mm format, it is a visual treat on a high definition projector. Add in a wonderful sound track, and it's a benchmark production.

However, it isn't a "normal" movie. In fact, it's probably the opposite of what an American audience expects in a movie. It has no narrative, no plot, and a theme that's purposely open to interpretation.

I was sure that it was foreign-produced, but was surprised when I learned that it was an American movie, albeit filmed in 152 locations in 24 countries.

Even if you don't have a high definition screen and a good sound system, check it out; at most you'll waste an hour and a half. If you do have a high def home theatre, here's your chance to show it off, while viewing something a little different.

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