LAST AND FIRST MEN + Post screening Ambient Show
Legendary composer JÓHANN JÓHANNSSON’s final work – the experimental 70 min film LAST AND FIRST MEN screens upstairs + Kent Evan’s performs after the film with live video art by CINEMA during the set.
+ St. Michael DJ’s downstairs! Co-Presented by Dallas Ambient Music Nights!
Two billion years in the future, humanity finds itself on the verge of extinction. Almost all that remains are lone, surreal monuments—the futuristic, solemn, Brutalist stone slabs erected during the communist era in the former Yugoslav republics, arrestingly photographed in luminous 16mm black-and-white. A stunning feature debut and final cinematic testament from the late composer and musician Jóhann Jóhannsson (Sicario, Arrival, Mandy) conjures a world of surreal and phantasmagorical monuments, once intended as symbols of unity and brotherhood, now abandoned beacons beaming their message into the wilderness. Based on the cult 1930 science fiction novel by British author Olaf Stapledon, with narration by Tilda Swinton, Last and First Men is a poetic, hopeful, and tragic work: an allegory of remembrance, ideals, and the death of Utopia.
Movie at 9:30pm
Performance starts at 10:45pm