Godfrey Reggio

Godfrey Reggio’s latest film, Once Within a Time, made with co-director Jon Kane and featuring score by his regular collaborator Philip Glass, is out October 13 through Oscilloscope. He is globally recognized for his wordless film trilogy: Koyaanisqatsi: “Life Out of Balance”; Powaqqatsi: “Life in Transformation”; and Naqoyqatsi: “Life as War.” These films explore the collision between urban life and the global environment, the impact of modernization, and the encroachment of technology on nature. Other notable works include his short film Evidence, focusing on the effect of cinema on children, and his documentary Anima Mundi, a celebration of the world’s fauna. His film Visitors reveals humanity’s trance-like relationship with technology, which, when commandeered by extreme emotional states, produces massive effects far beyond the human species. (Photo by Asa Mathat.)


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Three Great Things: Godfrey Reggio

By Godfrey Reggio | October 11, 2023

Three Great Things: Godfrey Reggio

The legendary director of Koyaanisqatsi, whose new film Once Within a Time opens Friday, shares the building blocks of his life.