by Jim Ridley
Scene contributor Bilge Ebiri called Godfrey Reggio "a director incapable of creating something that's not beautiful." In Visitors, his latest wordless opus, the maker of the epochal Koyaanisqatsi — again in tandem with composer Philip Glass, who'll be performing here in a few months at OZ Nashville — examines man's relationship to technology through 74 black-and-white "moving stills," many of human faces or hands reacting to devices digitally erased from the frame.
The cinematic essay opens Friday at The Belcourt, which offers Paul Verhoeven's Total Recall midnight Friday and Saturday and holds over the Oscar-winning 12 Years a Slave and Dallas Buyers Club for more shows. Also opening this week in theaters: 300: Rise of an Empire and Mr. Peabody & Sherman.