Back in my college film class there was this pretentious surfer dude who could never shut up about Baraka, and I ended up never seeing it out of spite. In retrospect this might have been a mistake, as Oscilloscope just released a new trailer for Samsara, from Baraka director Ron Fricke, and I think my retinas just got type two diabetes. Jesus Christ, I almost puked from the majesty (happened to Walt Whitman all the time). The opening shot in the banner pic (I’d highly recommend clicking to enlarge) would be enough for me to watch the whole thing, but pretty much every shot in the trailer is equally majestic. According to the trailer, it was shot entirely in 70 mm over the course of 25 years. It opens August 24th, and so far my only hesitation in seeing it is that it’s going to make my copies of National Geographic look like truck stop bathroom fart limericks.
[HD version at Apple]