Indie Memphis brings 'Koyaanisqatsi' to downtown Memphis for Curious Pictures

Hosted by UrbanArt and the Center City Commission and made possible with the support of a First Tennessee Award for Innovation in the Arts, Curious Pictures is a downtown installation of film & video work that will take place each Friday evening from September 10 through October 8. Projected onto various buildings in Downtown Memphis, Curious Pictures brings to life our cityscape and demonstrate the possibilities and potential of new media art within the public realm.

Koyaanisqatsi:brLife out of Balance Koyaanisqatsi: Life out of Balance

This Friday night, Indie Memphis will light up the north wall of the Jolly Royal building (122 S. Main) with Godfrey Reggio's acclaimed directorial debut, KOYAANISQATSI, transforming Gayoso Avenue into a walk-up theater.

When: 8 pm Friday, Sept. 17

Where: Jolly Royal building
(122 S. Main)

Admission: Free and open to the public

KOYAANISQATSI is a Hopi Indian word meaning ''life out of balance.'' Created between 1975 and 1982, the film is an apocalyptic vision of the collision of two different worlds -- urban life and technology versus the environment.

''Unique, profound, mesmerizing and thought-provoking'' (Boxoffice), KOYAANISQATSI contrasts the tranquil beauty of nature with the frenzied hum of contemporary urban society. Uniting breathtaking imagery with a hauntingly evocative, award-winning score by Philip Glass, it is ''original and fascinating'' (People) -- one of the ''greatest films of all time'' (Uncut).