The Two Sights (An Dà Shealladh) [In-Person Only]
$13 General Admission
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The first solo feature from Joshua Bonnetta (co-director, El Mar La Mar), The Two Sights (An Dà Shealladh) explores the disappearing tradition of second sight in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland. As we listen to locals’ accounts of haunting experiences—phantom horses, ghost voices and other supernatural phenomena—Bonnetta connects their testimonies with striking 16mm images and a carefully-curated sonic montage of the physical and aural environment of these enchanted islands. The Two Sights is an ethnographic marvel of non-fiction filmmaking that thrills the eyes and ears and invites us into the extra-sensory beyond.
(Joshua Bonnetta, Canada, 2020, 90 min, in English and Gaelic with English subtitles)
Image credits: A still from Joshua Bonnetta’s The Two Sights. Courtesy of The Cinema Guild.
“One of the most beautiful cinematic experiences I’ve ever seen and heard.” – Dustin Chang, ScreenAnarchy
“Foregrounds listening as a privileged sense akin to a second sight, one better attuned to ghostly ephemeralities than the fogged and blurred vicissitudes of vision.” – Leo Goldsmith, The Brooklyn Rail