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Samsara

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SAMSARA

Samsara

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG-13
runtime:
99 minutes
Limited Release Date:
09/07/12
distributor:
Oscilloscope Pictures
genre:
Documentary

We gave it a B-

The accumulated images in this wordless documentary, shot in 25 countries around the world in awesome 70mm, are literally hypnotic. That’s the goal of filmmakers Ron Fricke and Mark Magidson, who previously made wordless eye candy in 1992 with Baraka. It’s debatable, though, whether New Age mesmerization means as much in our own new age of computer-screen wallpaper. Samsara stares at Asian temples, African tribesmen, and chickens bound for slaughter with the same blank eye. B-