Cinema Capitol will present the documentary GUNDA.
Experiential cinema in its purest form, GUNDA chronicles the unfiltered lives of a mother pig, a flock of chickens, and a herd of cows with masterful intimacy. Using stark, transcendent black and white cinematography and the farm’s ambient soundtrack, director Victor Kossakowsky invites the audience to slow down and experience life as his subjects do, taking in their world with a magical patience and an otherworldly perspective. GUNDA asks us to meditate on the mystery of animal consciousness, and reckon with the role humanity plays in it.
GUNDA has made its way through the film festival circuit and received several accolades. These include “Best Documentary” at the STOCKHOLM FILM FESTIVAL, the SOFIA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, and the RUSSIAN GUILD OF FILM CRITICS. It was also nominated in five categories at the CRITICS’ CHOICE DOCUMENTARY AWARDS.
The SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE writes “You’ll feel like you’re making new best friends when you watch GUNDA. It’s as pure a farmyard experience as a movie can conceivably be.” ROGEREBERT.COM describes the work as “a cinematic triumph of porcine poetry.” GUNDA has a rating of 98 percent on ROTTEN TOMATOES.
GUNDA will be presented on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays from May 7-May 10. Show times are Fridays and Saturdays at 4:00 and 7:15, Sundays at 1:00 and 4:00, and Mondays at 7:00. There will be no captioned show times for this movie, as it contains little dialogue.
All patrons are required to wear masks for the duration of the movie, unless eating or drinking. Parties will be socially-distanced at least 6 feet apart.
Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance. Admission is $8.00 for adults; $7.00 for students and military; and $6.00 for Capitol “Friends.”
GUNDA runs 93 minutes and is rated G.