Media Arts Program

Saturday, February 18, 2012 at 2:00 p.m.

Gideon Koppel

Sleep Furiously

Friday, February 17 at 8:00 p.m. ($8 general, $6 students/seniors, $5 members)
Saturday, February 18 at 2:00 p.m. ($7 general, $5 students/seniors, $4 members)

(2011, 94 min.)

Set in the Welsh farming community Trefeurig, this portrait captures both the rural landscape and way of life for inhabitants of the village where the filmmaker's parents, refugees from Nazi Germany, settled. With a soundtrack by Richard D. James (aka Aphex Twin), the film document stands as an elegy to the pre-mechanised world that it remains in the heart of Wales, where people do not own the land but belong to it. "Images of wistful sadness are interlaced with humour and moments of skin-prickling beauty that leave the audience undone…profoundly and unexpectedly moving." (Wendy Ide, The Times of London)