May 17th
MANAKAMANA
Nepal Earthquake Relief Fundraiser
with Stephanie Spray in Person

May 17th, 2015
12pm
@ Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz
320 East 6th Street, Austin, TX 78701 (map)
$10 (Buy Tickets)

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The proceeds from this screening will be donated to the American Nepal Medical Foundation to support their efforts in providing medical care and disaster relief in response to the recent tragedy in Nepal.

Director Stephanie Spray will be in attendance for a post-film discussion.

MANAKAMANA by Stephanie Spray & Pacho Velez
118 min / S16mm to DCP / sound / 2014

High above Nepal’s lush, mountainous landscape, a cable car carries pilgrims, villagers and the occasional American tourist to an ancient Hindu temple. For centuries, devoted followers had to undertake an arduous multi-day trek to reach the shrine of the wish-fulfilling goddess Manakamana. Today, the trip takes just under 10 minutes. Filmed entirely inside these cable cars as they glide over fog-enshrouded peaks and remote villages, MANAKAMANA captures the conversations of its passengers – personal exchanges, anecdotes, shared observations on the landscape below – and emerges with a rich, vibrant view of Nepal, a land of ancient traditions and rituals on the brink of a technologically-powered future.

“Spellbinding. A transcendental experience.”
– Bilge Ebiri, New York Magazine

“The must-see cinematic experience of the year.”
– Eric Kohn, Indiewire

“A motion picture that transports the viewer to a mountaintop hindu temple, as well as back in time to the medium’s dawn.”
– J. Hoberman, The New York Review Of Books

MANAKAMANA – A new film from the Sensory Ethnography Lab from Sensory Ethnography Lab on Vimeo.