Baikonur w/ Magnetic Reconnection
Best of the Rural Route Film Festival 2013

Screenings:
  • Saturday January 25, 2014 at 12:30PM
  • Wednesday January 29, 2014 at 7:00PM

Baikonur with the local film Magnetic Reconnection

Whatever falls from heaven, you may keep.” So goes the unwritten law of the Kazakh steppes. For the inhabitants of a small village, especially the youthful Iskander, living just downwind from the Baikonur Cosmodrome means that what “falls from heaven” is actually valuable space debris from Russian rockets.

Baikonur

Director: Dir: Veit Helmer
Germany/ Russia/ Kazakhstan 2011, 95 min, Digital

Whatever falls from heaven, you may keep.” So goes the unwritten law of the Kazakh steppes. For the inhabitants of a small village, especially the youthful Iskander, living just downwind from the Baikonur Cosmodrome means that what “falls from heaven”... view more

Magnetic Reconnection

Director: Kyle Armstrong
Canada 2012, 13 min

A film about the regenerative power of nature and the futility of mankind’s struggle against the natural processes of decay. Featuring an original score by Jim O’Rourke, narration by Will Oldham, and some of the most spectacular footage of the... view more


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