A Visit with Godfrey Reggio

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Godfrey Reggio, director of "Koyaanisqatsi" (1982) and his new film, "Visitors", talks about this latest collaboration with composer Philip Glass and his style of wordless film-making.

VISITORS Official Trailer from Cinedigm Online Screening Room on Vimeo.


Godfrey Reggio

Comments [7]

khadija Boyd from Brooklyn

Looking forward to seeing film. My hubby (a musician/Bass) rolls his eyes every time I listen to P.Glass. Our son (as well a musician/Guitar) absorbs Mr. Glass' music. To me, it's about discretion, gentleness and, yes, love. A friend of mine introduced me to Mr. Glass' music in the early '80's. He had come back from several years reporting on the horrid fratricice Iraq/Iran (he was a reporter for VOA). He showed up on my door step and said, K, wanna go to the mountains? So we did for a long week-end. He played Glass over and over again, opened up, talked and talked. I listened. All the hurt, to his soul. Then we went back to my home (I needed to get back to work); he left the CD w/me. So. ;}}} ko

Jan. 23 2014 12:06 PM

One of my most memorable movie-going experiences was Schrader's "Mishima." It was 3 weeks into its single-theater run, and the house was only 1/4 full.

The movie, and the music, were so mesmerizing that, when the movie ended and the mostly Japanese credits began to roll under the continuing Glass music, NO ONE got up to leave. Nobody stirred till the music ended and the screen went blank.

I'd never seen such a thing before--or since.

Jan. 23 2014 12:06 PM
Taher from Croton on Hudson

The film maker come off pretentious and condescending. Another boring arty type.

Jan. 23 2014 12:04 PM
Adam from NJ

Any thoughts about how the loss of the World Trade Center has impacted on the Mr. Reggio's films?

Jan. 23 2014 12:02 PM
Taher from Croton on Hudson

I am falling asleep. Slowing down.

Jan. 23 2014 12:00 PM
Amy from Manhattan

So life is moving faster & faster...& who's getting run over (not just humans, either)?

Jan. 23 2014 11:53 AM
fuva from harlemworld

Sounds JUST like an NYU student film by THEA ST. OMER made some years ago.

Jan. 23 2014 11:50 AM

Leave a Comment

Email addresses are required but never displayed.

Get the WNYC Morning Brief in your inbox.
We'll send you our top 5 stories every day, plus breaking news and weather.