A Shape of Things to Come (2020)

  • Art of the Real
  • 1h 17m
  • USA

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Solitude is explored enigmatically in Lisa Marie Malloy and J.P. Sniadecki’s portrait of Sundog, a bearded 60-something man who lives alone in the Sonoran Desert. We watch Sundog as he goes about his daily routine, living just beyond the limits of society as we know it: hunting for food, communing with animals, and growing increasingly preoccupied with the appearance of government surveillance towers near his home. Patiently probing the tension between nature and civilization, A Shape of Things to Come gives its subject space enough to live his idiosyncratic life. The result is a mesmerizing film that feels as much like a tone poem as a work of ethnography. A Grasshopper Film release.

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J.P. Sniadecki



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