Land of Look Behind (4/28, director in person!)

“This film achieves things never seen before in the history of cinema.” — Werner Herzog

“[T]he heart of the film inhabits its details: a backwoods countryman carefully locates and presents a small indigenous tree toad to the camera; a shot of Gregory Isaacs from behind as he exists a ground floor office and walks into Kingston’s hard sunlight; and the haunting closing sequence involving a young Rasta in the hills, undulating to Marley’s voice and rhythms floating from a tape player, as though the music contains the secret code to a deep spiritual mystery. And, in fact, it does.” — Jim Jarmusch

When director Alan Greenberg went to Jamaica with the intent on making a doc about the funeral of Bob Marley, he instead fell under the spell of with the strange island’s amazing sights and sounds — and with the open eyes of a great documentarian, he captured its striking contrasts of paradise and poverty. Along with fellow Herzog collaborator and cinematographer Jorg Schmidt-Reitwein, Greenberg created a quixotic, beautifully filmed daydream that brings out qualities one might not have recognized before in the country’s landscapes. A mystical, powerful experience that will transform your view of Jamaica, its denizens, and the world. Director Alan Greenberg will be here at the Cinefamily for a Q&A after the film!
Dir. Alan Greenberg, 1982, digital presentation, 90 min.

Watch the trailer for “Land of Look Behind”!