Film Series: Cloud Atlas

2012. USA/Germany. Dir: Tom Tykwer, the Wachowski Siblings. With Tom Hanks. 171 min.

Here is a film truly unlike any other: ambitious and stunning, earnest and silly, exaggerated and true, messy yet finely wrought, a genuine big-screen moving picture cascading in operatic crescendos of image and emotion. Six stories – sprawling from the 1800’s to a post-apocalyptic distant future – bounce off each other as echoing acts of courage and kindness change the world.
Tonight. 8pm. Goldsmith Family Cinema. $5.