A Virtual Reality Program of the New Media Festival
The Key to Time
Directed by Roderick Coover
Composed by Krzysztof Wołek
PLEASE NOTE: This screening will take place at Rauch Planetarium at the University of Louisville.
Director Roderick Coover teams up with University of Louisville composer Kzysztof Wołek to create a lively and surreal musical virtual reality romp across time and space adapted to be projected in the dome of the Rauch Planetarium. Tanek, a young scientist who is trying to make a time travel machine in the 1920s, is propelled two hundred years forward into a bleak future environment ravaged by climate change and war. The film mixes the genres of science fiction, surrealism, expressionism, and opera, sending viewers on a journey into a dream-like world, where Tanek must confront his doppelganger and win back his true love, Anna, to save the world from destruction.
Recipient of a prestigious Adam Mickiewicz Award, this highly imaginative film innovates with experimental, and cutting-edge technologies. Filmed at the CeTA Studios in Poland, it features both Polish performance and Louisville-based vocalists Emily Albrink, Katherine Calcamuggio, Jesse Donner, and Chad Sloan. U.S. Premiere. 2020, U.S., Virtual Reality, 50 minutes. Recommended for 15+.
Screened in conjunction with the New Music Festival organized by the New Media program at the School of Music at the University of Louisville running March 1–4, 2020.
CINEMA+ Director Roderick Coover will be in conversation with University of Louisville Associate Professor of Music Krzysztof Wołek following the presentation.