KLAMATH BY AARON MOFFATT
Last night I had a moving experience of a new movie and new movie maker. It was so like me and my style and my take on the universe that I was completely swept away. The little critic angel who can always make comments about what I watch was strangely and then thankfully and then rightfully silent. The film was magnificent. It’s not for all as no film is. But for education, interest, peacefulness and beauty this is a meditative movie of serene, emotive, music and images many will find wonderful.
It takes place in the forests, meadows, rivers, mountains and coastal wilds of the Klamath Mountains in Oregon. Also including the Rogue-Siskiyou, Shasta-Trinity, Six Rivers areas.
The film work is exquisite with much from the air and much close and detailed. Clouds, fogs, mist, water, snow and wind flow through landscapes of exquisite beauty and majesty. There are breathtaking vistas of storms and cloud forms, mountains, rocks and rivers and even forest creatures and birds. A slow camera moves into details and then wide across large spaces in moving sweeps. Details and compositions, action and stillness blend together even going underwater as it does into the skies. A symphony of nature.
The classical music performed by many great orchestras with compositions and parts of compositions from Faure, Elgar, Dvorak, Tchaikovsky, Grieg and Respighi. These are shared with the wonderful sounds of nature and it’s creatures.
The vocal presentation is so softly and expressively deep and meaningful, true and new. The beautiful voice honors and describes the past, the present and the future. It is hopeful and cautionary. Our future is expressed with what we may and can do.
I cannot recommend this film strongly enough. It’s only 55 minutes long and made for a perfect evening or afternoon break in our busy days as it’s full of meaning and thought and beauty.
Please visit Aaron’s website https://ksfilm.org
Wishing you a wonderful experience,