Film: Opera Jawa
Saturday, August 15 at 2:00
Walter Reade Theater
A kaleidoscopic reimagining of an epic episode of the Ramayana, replete with ecological and economic reverberations, this extraordinary film inspired by Mozart’s final year gathers the greatest artists of a new generation of Classical Javanese dancers, gamelan musicians, and Indonesian visual installation artists. Recently shown at the Venice and London film festivals, this visionary opera-musical directed by Garin Nugroho has already been widely recognized as a landmark of 21st-century cinema.
Garin Nugroho, director
Introduced by Peter Sellars
In Javanese with English subtitles. Indonesia/Austria film. Prod.: SET Film Workshop.
Commissioned by New Crowned Hope Festival, Vienna.
This performance is approximately 2 hours, with no intermission.