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Beautiful Things

  • The Wooly Pub 176 Woolwich Street Guelph, ON, N1H 4G3 Canada (map)

Giorgio Ferrero & Federico Biasin | ITALY

93 min | Partial Subtitles

Co-presented by Guelph Music and The Wooly Pub

A symphonic journey into our obsessive consumption.

Van is a floor-hand, the maintenance man on an oil rig. He works in the desert, at a large oilfield in Texas. Danilo is the chief engineer of a freighter. He spends all his days in the heart of the vessel where a humongous engine resides. Andrea is a scientist. He has lived his whole life between mathematical formulae and the silence of the anechoic chamber. Vito has spent half of his life looking after slot machines. Today he is in charge of an immense reinforced-concrete pit for waste. These men, unwittingly, provide the basis for the whole sequence of creation, transport, marketing  and destruction of the objects that feed our bulimic material lifestyle.
The objects that we think we need every day begin and end their journey inside isolated and eerie industrial and scientific locations. These men are monks in temples of steel and concrete and carry out the same mechanical rituals every day in silence and solitude, sharing the space with their own phantoms. 

Time: 9:30pm

Venue: The Wooly Pub

Tickets: $35 Food + Film

Event: Join us on the Wooly Patio for some 420 inspired appetizers and a visually captivating documentary. 

Earlier Event: November 2