The Academy Film Archive Presents Saul Bass on Film: Phase IV
Presented in partnership with the Academy Film Archive. Featuring long lost alternative ending.
“Saul Bass wasn’t just an artist who contributed to the first several minutes of some of the greatest movies in history — in my opinion his body of work qualifies him as one of the best filmmakers of one of this, or any other time.“ – Steven Spielberg
Seekers of celestial psych cinema need no longer cue up 2001’s “Jupiter and Beyond the Infinite” to unlock their third eye: enter the optically luscious, organically abstract and singular universe of one of the 20th century’s greatest artists. 1974′s wildly unique Phase IV is a triumph of visual storytelling that communicates impending sentient insect peril through unparalleled microphotography, sound & art design, abstract architecture and subtle gestures. As if taking Kubrick’s monolithic freakout as a cinematic challenge, director Saul Bass takes up the mantle of smart and strange sci-fi in what is rightly 2001’s legitimate progeny. Widely under-appreciated and guaranteed to be the most stunning theatrical experience you’ll have this year, Bass’ sole feature film is a trip you don’t want to miss.
Dir. Saul Bass, 1974, 35mm, 84 min.
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Thursday, October 10
9:30 PM to 11:30 PM