The Arc of Oblivion

  • Date: April 19, 2024 - April 21, 2024
  • Time: 7:00 PM to 6:00 PM
  • Price: $8 general, $7 seniors & students, $6 members
  • Presented by: Park City Film
  • Location: Park City Film

April 19-21 | Not Rated | 93 mins | Directed by Ian Cheney | Friday and Saturday 7:00 PM and Sunday 6:00 PM

"The Arc of Oblivion" explores a quirk of humankind: in a universe that erases its tracks, we humans are hellbent on leaving a trace. Set against the backdrop of the filmmaker's quixotic quest to build an ark in afield in Maine, the film heads far afield – to salt mines in the Alps, fjords in the Arctic, and ancient libraries in the Sahara – to illuminate the strange world of archives, record-keeping, and memory. Playfully weaving stop-motion animation, spellbinding cinematography and fascinating interviews from the director's inner circle and experts in the fields of science, culture and art – including documentarians Werner Herzog and Kirsten Johnson– the film reveals how nature inspires the human drive behind filmmaking.

“…lighthearted, weird, thought-provoking...” — Alissa Wilkinson, The New York Times (Critics Pick)