Detroit Film Theatre


Friday, September 21, 2007

9:30 PM Detroit Film Theatre

  • Film
  • Fees Apply

(Austria—2006—directed by Nikolaus Geyrhalter)

We’ve seen proof beginning with the very earliest days of cinema; in the hands of an artist, the documentary form can bring us much more than simple information. With Our Daily Bread, Nikolaus Geyrhalter has chosen the seemingly simple subject of our food – how it is grown, harvested, butchered, packaged – yet what we come away with is a visual experience so richly evocative, so poetic and startling, that the film achieves a kind of spiritual radiance that adds up to far more than the sum of its fascinating parts. With its indelible images of machines and the people who work them – people who themselves must eat to continue their work of feeding us – this timeless, poetic and unblinking work of art is rooted in the most basic of all human realities: that which is required each and every day for our survival. (92 min.)

“A remarkable film… among the year’s best.” -Manohla Dargis, The New York Times