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Monos

Wednesday, April 20 at 7:00PM

1 hour 42 minutes

R

Maine Film Center

Railroad Square Cinema, 17 Railroad Square, Waterville, ME

Maine Film Center | Railroad Square Cinema presents

LISTENING TO FILM

A series sponsored by the Colby Center for the Arts and Humanities, Colby Cinema Studies, and Colby Music.

Discussion of the film’s sound design led by Colby students in MU298B: Film Music and Sound. See the full series.

In this coming-of-age war film from director Alejandro Landes, a teenage guerrilla group known as the Monos pass time in an unnamed landscape while watching over their hostage Doctora and a dairy cow named Shakira. Prior to Monos, British composer Mica Levi, who also fronts an experimental pop band called Micachu and the Shapes, crafted scores for Jonathan Glazer’s erotic thriller Under the Skin (2014) and Pablo Larraín’s biopic Jackie (2016). These scores both maximize expressivity through minimal musical materials, as well as playing with both acoustic and electronically crafted sounds, and Levi’s score for Monos continues to play with sparseness, borrowing the trope of the whistle to evoke epic landscapes (think The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly), innocence, and isolation.

In Spanish with English subtitles.

Wednesday, April 20

7:00PM

Free and open to the public!

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