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The Louisville Film Society presents 'Staring Into the Sun' and 'The Pierced Hea
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There are other worlds out there beyond the borders of our country. We tout ourselves as “the greatest nation in the world,” and with that comes a serious sense of nationalistic pride – and I'm not saying this is a good thing. It's one of the Seven Deadly Sins, after all. Americans like to think we have all the answers and anything “less” than our way of life is primitive. Of course, there is a kaleidoscope of cultures around the globe, and often those thought of as “primitive” have a depth and beauty we can't even imagine.

Filmmaker Olivia Wyatt set out to experience some of these cultures firsthand, and two of her films will be screened at the Dreamland Film Center tonight, courtesy of the Louisville Film Society. Ms. Wyatt herself will be in attendance for discussion.

First up at 7:30 is Staring Into the Sun

, touted as “the latest ethno-folk cinema classic from Sublime Frequencies.” Wyatt took her camera to Ethiopia, believed to be one of the oldest cradles of human civilization, and explored the country via thirteen tribes. The result is “an enchanting look at these ethereal images, landscapes and sounds from the horn of Africa.”

Following

Staring at the Sun

at 9:00 is

The Pierced Heart & the Machete

, a phantasmagoria of sound, music, and striking images as Wyatt explores the island of Haiti and two Voodoo pilgrimages. The film has been described as “d

isorientating, ecstatic and explicit, homely and healing.”

The Dreamland Film Center is located at 810 E. Market Street. Admission is $5.00 for each individual film or $8.00 for the double feature.

Further information about Sublime Frequencies films can be found here.

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There are legitimate theories that the Big Bang originated from the collapse of a black hole in a fourth-dimensional universe. This stuff fascinates me, and I love reading about it. I love reading about science. And about anything, for that matter, provided it's interesting - and everything is potentially interesting, so I'm fascinated by a lot of things. I also read a lot of fiction (Kurt Vonnegut deserves deification) and watch a lot of movies (Charlie Chaplin also deserves deification). I've made a few short films myself. I'm also a writer of everything - I'm close to a Bachelor's in English at IUS. My life consists of reading, writing, bartending, and taking care of my daughter full-time. Life is busy and life is stressful, but that's why there's music and art and other forms of relaxation.

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