WXXI Classical presents
Last and First Men
Screening and Panel Discussion
MONDAY, JANUARY 24, 7:00PM
Little Theatre 5
Little 2-5 & Cafe, approx. 8 Winthrop St.
Standard ticket prices
Tickets available online in advance, or at the door.
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ABOUT THE FILM
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.
71 mins | Sci-Fi / Abstract / Drama | 2020 | Iceland
English | Unrated
ABOUT WXXI CLASSICAL PRESENTS
WXXI Classical Presents is a series of films that are related to classical music in some way, co-produced by WXXI Classical and The Little Theatre. Selected by classical music hosts Julia Figueras, Brenda Tremblay and Mona Seghatoleslami, each film chosen exemplifies the power of music in an exciting or non-traditional narrative way.