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Sam Green (New York)

The Measure of All Things

‘Absolutely delectable, not to mention unreproducible. Mixing clips, commentary, lecture and live music, Sam Green and the band weave together the stories of some of the strangest and most beautiful world records of all time.’ Sundance Festival

The Measure of All Things is a new live cinema performance by Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Sam Green (The Weather Underground) with acclaimed chamber group yMusic. 

Loosely inspired by the Guinness Book of Records, Green weaves together a series of moving portraits of record-holding people, places and things: the tallest man, the oldest living thing, the woman with the longest fingernails... 

Drawing on old travelogues, the Benshi tradition and contemporary TED talks, The Measure of All Things is a poignant meditation on the mysteries of existence, our search for meaning, and the beauty and tragedy of human folly.

Watch the trailer:

The Measure of All Things by Sam Green from The Kitchen on Vimeo.

Sat 23 May, 7.30pm
Sun 24 May, 4pm & 7.30pm
Festival Standby £10

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Other info
Duration 60 minutes
Post-show discussion Sun 24 May, 4pm performance

Produced by ArKtype and C41 Media
Supported by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute