Cinema screens documentary ‘Gunda’

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Cinema Capitol, 230 W. Dominick St., will present the documentary “Gunda” through Monday, May 10.

Known as experiential cinema in its purest form, “Gunda” chronicles the unfiltered lives of a mother pig, a flock of chickens, and a herd of cows with masterful intimacy.

Using stark, transcendent black and white cinematography and the farm’s ambient soundtrack, director Victor Kossakowsky invites the audience to slow down and experience life as his subjects do, taking in their world with a magical patience and an otherworldly perspective.

“Gunda” asks audience members to meditate on the mystery of animal consciousness, and reckon with the role humanity plays in it.

“Gunda” has made its way through the film festival circuit and received several accolades.

The film will be presented on Friday and Saturday at 4 and 7 p.m., Sunday at 1 and 4 p.m., and Monday at 7 p.m. There will be no captioned show times for the movie, as it contains little dialogue.

All patrons are required to wear masks for the duration of the movie, unless eating or drinking. Parties will be socially-distanced at least 6 feet apart.

Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance at www.romecapitol.com. Admission is $8; $7 for students and military; and $6 for Capitol “Friends.”

“Gunda” runs 93 minutes and is rated G.

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