Saturday, March 11, 2023

Arc of Oblivion (2023) SXSW 2023

ARC OF OBLIVION ponders whether anything we do or save will survive forever, or at least longer than next week. Looking at the things we produce, the things we save and what has survived in the past this film gives us a pretty off kilter look at what is going to live on after us.

Produced by Werner Herzog and containing his warped sense of reality ARC OF OBLIVION is thought provoking walk through our collective memory and why we save things. It's a film that both makes you wonder why we are trying to save anything and glad that at least someone is making the effort.

Watching the film was a bittersweet experience for me since it's clear to me that despite my pack rat tendencies everything I am saving for a rainy day will eventually fade. AT the same time the film is so full of such cool ideas that I couldn't help but get lost in it.

What a delightful head trip.


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