The Two Sights
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Berkeley Art Museum / Pacific Film Archive | 2155 Center St, Berkeley, CA
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Over several years, while immersing himself in the landscape of the Outer Hebrides islands off the coast of Scotland, filmmaker Joshua Bonnetta collected stories related to second sight—the inherited capacity of some islanders to see and hear the unusual and unexplained and to understand these visions’ meaning. Recordings of old stories and personal experiences permeate the film’s beautifully captured terrain. Critic Justine Smith wrote, “Bonetta’s film captures a hazy mood akin to the feeling between waking and sleeping, where the otherworldly takes root.” Magically, the audience begins to see and hear more, too, briefly becoming seers.
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