Celebrating 30 Years in the industry, Band Pro Film & Digital, Inc. will present a free screening of Samsara on Friday June 6th at 3:00 p.m. in the Paramount Theater at Cine Gear LA 2014. Presented in 4K projection, as it was meant to be seen, Samsara (directed by Ron Fricke) is a visually stunning film that truly shows the full capabilities of 4K.
A Q&A with Samsara Producer Mark Magidson will immediately follow the film; and will be moderated by Jon Fauer.
Shot over five years in 25 countries around the world (and expanding on the themes they developed in Baraka) Samsara explores the wonders of our world from the mundane to the miraculous, looking into the unfathomable reaches of humanity’s spirituality and the human experience. Neither a traditional documentary nor a travelogue, Samsara takes the form of a nonverbal, guided meditation.
Band Pro’s founder, Amnon Band noted: “For our 30th anniversary, we wanted to do something really special to thank everyone for their support. Samsara was shot on 65mm film and cut digitally for 4K projection. It’s a great way to celebrate Band Pro Film & Digital with our friends in the industry.”
From the Samsara Website:
To get the film from 70mm to stunningly detailed 4k resolution for theaters, each frame of the negative was scanned at 8k resolution on FotoKem’s famous BigFoot scanner (shown below). The resulting digital data file was in excess of 20 terabytes! This large file was then compressed into 4k to create the final DCP. The filmmakers extensively tested this method to confirm the benefits of oversampling in the scanning of film to digital. The result is an unparalleled viewing experience with extraordinary levels of detail, clarity, and vibrance.
Since its release in 2011, Samsara has only been shown twice in Los Angeles in 4K projection. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to experience it for yourself.
Seating is limited and early attendance is strongly encouraged.
Friday June 6, 2014 at 3:00 PM
Cine Gear LA / Paramount Theater
Paramount Pictures 5555 Melrose Avenue Hollywood, CA 90038
Watch the trailer below:
Excerpts from Press Release