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Into Great Silence

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Reviewer's grade: B+

Less documentary and more atmospheric experience, Philip Gröning's "Into Great Silence" ventures into the quiet of the French Alps' Grande Chartreuse monastery. The work - for which Gröning waited 16 years for permission to make - immerses viewers in the minutiae of the monks' daily life without score or voice-over.

 

It's a veritable feast of pared-down beauty - sunlight on doorways, ribs of a vaulted ceiling - that also manages to surprise. Fidgety already? Avoid. But those who don't mind movie as meditation should emerge in contemplation.

 

The film screens 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 5:30 p.m. Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art. Not Rated

 

-Emily Jerman    

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