2012 Festival Weekend

For our 2012 Festival Weekend season, we’re excited to welcome acclaimed filmmaker Godfrey Reggio and virtuoso Foday Musa Suso, as well as a screening of the new documentary “The Lost Bird Project.”

Friday, Aug 31st – 7:30pm

Koyaanisqatsi w/ Godfrey Reggio and Philip Glass

Outdoor screening of the cult classic Koyaanisqatsi, under the stars at Henry Miller Memorial Library’s outdoor theatre in Big Sur.

Before the screening, director Godfrey Reggio and composer Philip Glass will host a Q&A with the audience. Don’t miss this, it will be a rare opportunity to discuss the film with both creators!

Henry Miller Memorial Library, Big Sur. $30. 7:30pm Q&A, 8:30pm Screening.

Tickets – Online here: link or by phone: (831) 667-2574

Saturday, Sept 1 – 2:00pm

The Lost Bird Project

Screening of the new documentary, The Lost Bird Project.

Across the Eastern United States and Canada, you’ll find large bronze sculptures of unfamiliar-looking birds. You may not recognize the species because these birdsno longer exist. The sculptures stand as their memorial.

The Lost Bird Project is a documentary about Todd McGrain’s mission to honor North American birds that have been driven to extinction in modern times. Directed by Academy Award-nominated Deborah Dickson, the film follows McGrain across North America, working with communities and battling beaurocracy to gain support for his project. The film acts as an elegy to the birds, as well as a thoughtful and sometimes-humorous look at the artist and his mission.

We’re proud to add a screening of the film to our Weekend Festival lineup. Showing Saturday afternoon, the event is free to those who have purchased tickets to either Friday evening’s Koyaanisqatsi show or Saturday’s Philip Glass/Foday Musa Suso duet.

Studio 105, Sunset Center, Carmel. FREE for Festival ticketholders (for either evening show).

Saturday, Sept 1 – 7:00pm

Philip Glass & Foday Musa Suso, live in Concert

A rare duet with Philip Glass and world-renowned kora player, Foday Musa Suso. A master of the Gambian artform, Mr. Suso will perform with Philip in a truly unique synthesis of musical traditions.

Before the show, Philip will discuss his work with columnist Barbara Rose Shuler.
Sunset Center, Carmel. $50 – $75. 7pm Q&A, 8pm Show.

Tickets – Online here: link or by phone: (831) 620-2048