The imagery, in scenes that always unfold slowly, is truly startling, particularly given that the film is almost 90 years old.
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Moana with Sound

Part of our Culture Vulture series. For more screenings and information, visit: www.laemmle.com/culturevulture.

In 1924, documentary film pioneers Robert and Frances Flaherty and family traveled to the Samoan island of Savaii to record the native life and make a film that would try to match the success of Nanook of the North. Restored in 2K with native sounds and traditional songs that Flaherty’s daughter recorded over a half-century after they shot it, Monica Flaherty's Moana with Sound is a beautiful docu-fiction and important piece of film history.

Played at

Claremont 5, 2.22.16 - 2.23.16
Ahrya Fine Arts, 2.22.16 - 2.23.16
Playhouse 7, 2.22.16 - 2.23.16
Town Center 5, 2.22.16 - 2.23.16
Rated NR
Runtime: 98 min
Language: English

Director: Frances Flaherty Monica Flaherty, Robert Flaherty
FEATURED REVIEW: Alan Scherstuhl, Village Voice
The debate has always been whether or not Robert J. Flaherty's far-flung films are fiction: In his 1926 Samoan island-life epic Moana, just as in Nanook of the North READ REVIEW