Pat Kewley is a writer and artist from Buffalo NY. In addition to PopMatters, his writing can be found in outlets like Slate, Salon, Paste Magazine, Bright Lights Film Journal, and elsewhere. His artwork has appeared in alternative publications like the Washington City Paper and Broken Pencil Magazine. You can see more of his work and keep up with him at www.patkewleyisgreat.com.
With Koyaanisqatsi, Godfrey Reggio changed the way we see films. With Visitors, he wanted to make the first film that "returns the viewers look". The result was one of the most riveting films at this year's Toronto International Film Festival.
This film is virtually an unprecedented achievement, filmed in 100 locations in 25 countries across five continents, and featuring some of the most beautiful and diverse images of the natural world ever collected in a single movie.
Mathieu Demy's story of a son's globe-trotting journey to settle his dead mother's affairs is filled with references to the films of his parents, even quoting extensively from Agnès Varda's Documenteur.
Mr. Light (Aktan Arym Kubat) has the open, honest face of a silent comedian, a sort of Kyrgyz Buster Keaton, and his downcast look when chastened as well as his warm laughter are both equally affecting.