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This New Age tone poem captures images from 24 countries that transcend geographical and language barriers.
"...Directed by: Ron Fricke. Taking the ancient Sufi word ÒbarakaÓ (translated as blessing, breath, or the essence of life..."

Dec. 17, 1993 Movie Review by Pamela Bruce

"...Paul Sorvino, Richard Sarafian, Don Cheadle, Isaiah Washington, Amiri Baraka, Sean Astin and Laurie Metcalf. Smart, funny, and even..."

May 22, 1998 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The director of Baraka returns with this wordless tone poem filled with stunning images and scant meanings.
"...and his collaborator Mark Magidson, who last filmed 1992’s Baraka using similar techniques, Samsara functions like global wallpaper for..."

Sept. 14, 2012 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Dead Can Dance: Toward the Within
"...Perry and Lisa Gerrard. (An earlier film by Magidson, Baraka, also featured some DCD tracks.) Both performers are steeped..."

Dec. 2, 1994 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

SXSW Film Reviews

March 18, 2005 Screens Feature by Eli Kooris

SXSW Film 05 Awards
The Best of the Fest
"...SPECIAL AWARD THE BOYS OF BARAKAD: Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady..."

March 18, 2005 Screens Feature

TV Eye
In an unusual union between an indie-rooted movie network and another cable network specializing in sensational courtroom dramas comes a sustained, multifaceted discussion on one of the most pressing issues of our time: free speech
"...Van Peebles): In 2002, poet and political activist Amiri Baraka was New Jersey's third poet laureate. When his poem..."

Dec. 3, 2004 Screens Column by Belinda Acosta

Hatching a Plan
Austin's emerging culinary creative class is sharing talent and resources to find the right recipe for success
"...and David Lawell make fresh energy bars they've dubbed Baraka Bars. During Ansell's most recent soup production season, from..."

June 18, 2004 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

Searing documentary from the 1972 National Black Political Convention finally restored
"...Hayes, Queen Mother Moore, Wali Siddiq, Ben Branch, Amiri Baraka, and the conference’s undisputed breakout star, the Rev. Jesse..."

Nov. 27, 2020 Movie Review by Steve Davis

The Gambler
Mark Wahlberg has one of his juiciest roles ever as a creative-writing professor by day and a compulsive gambler by night.
"...and gets another L.A. loanshark (Williams’ gutter-lofty, Kangol-wearing Neville Baraka) to front him $50K, which he immediately loses at..."

Dec. 26, 2014 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Jesus Camp
This film is not a freak show or exposé but rather a call to arms to pick sides in the deepening cultural, political, and spiritual schism between the two Americas of the 21st century.
"...Devil’s Lake, N.D. Filmmakers Ewing and Grady (Boys of Baraka, a SXSW Special Jury award winner) don’t editorialize much,..."

Oct. 6, 2006 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

The 2006 Paramount Summer Classic Film Series
Schedule: May 24-Sept. 8
"...Aug. 31 7:30pm, Baraka (70mm)..."

May 12, 2006 Screens Feature

Bigger Than Life
Paramount Theatre plays host to two summer film series
" Alien and its first sequel, and Ron Fricke's Baraka, a dialogue-free exploration of "the oneness of mankind and..."

May 31, 2002 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

AGLIFF Closing With Mapplethorpe
Festival adds major bio-pic, plus complete line-up
"...shift so powerful it pushed Nixon into action. Amiri Baraka, Sonia Sanchez, Nikki Giovanni, Kathleen Cleaver and more reflect..."

July 26, 2018 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Primed for Some Literary Vibranium?
Readers say, "Austin African American Book Festival forever!"
"...Fire: An Anthology of Afro-American Writing, edited by Amiri Baraka and Larry Neal, and the 1829 work David Walker’s..."

June 22, 2018 Books Post by Robert Faires

SXSW Music List No. 3
Dead Meadow, Sad13, Cindy Wilson, Lizzo, Boogarins, and 494 others
"...Sho Baraka (Atlanta, GA.)..."

Jan. 10, 2017 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Top of the Ticket: Third Party Options
The presidential election isn't just a choice between a racist demagogue and an institutional hawk
"...spending by 50%. Stein invited international human-rights activist Ajamu Baraka to be her VP...."

Aug. 26, 2016 News Feature by Mary Tuma

SXSW Film Review: Planetary
Meditative global tour of Earth from a distance
" the manner of Planetary's spiritual forebears Koyannisqatsi and Baraka. This film shares their awe-inspiring imagery of the natural..."

March 19, 2015 Screens Post by Robert Faires

Not Favorite Fricke Film Still Better Than Most
"...there was a lot of revisiting of sites from Baraka - and not as breathtakingly stitched together. And [Ron]..."

Sept. 23, 2012 Postmarks

Alamo Ritz Unveils 70mm 'AlamoScope'
Finally we can watch 'The Abyss' as god intended
" the Alamo has slotted such 70mm classics as Baraka, West Side Story, Playtime, Ghostbusters, Cleopatra, and Raiders of..."

Aug. 10, 2012 Screens Post by Marc Savlov

Man With the Movie Camera
Justin Sherburn & Montopolis' silent film score is a hit!
"...a cinematic landmark of pure image. Contemporarily, think of Baraka and the Qatsi trilogy: Koyaanisqatsi (1982), Powaqqatsi (1988), and..."

July 10, 2012 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

Downtown Dining & Bites of Austin
"...Also look for locally made desserts and treats include Baraka Vegan Bars, Innocent Chocolate, and Water Oak Farms goat..."

March 11, 2011 Food Feature

A Revolution of Spirit
Ritual jazz theatre pioneer Sharon Bridgforth premieres a new work, her last in Austin
" now in a national theatre scene. Helga Davis, Baraka de Soleil, and Sonja Perryman (Bridgforth's daughter) have been..."

Jan. 9, 2009 Arts Feature by Abe Louise Young

TV Eye
In an unusual union between an indie-rooted movie network and another cable network specializing in sensational courtroom dramas comes a sustained, multifaceted discussion on one of the most pressing issues of our time: free speech
"...said something breathtaking when discussing the work of Amiri Baraka, the poet whose work is the subject of the..."

Dec. 10, 2004 Screens Column by Belinda Acosta

2004 Paramount Theatre Summer Film Series
Clip and save
"...Baraka (1992): 8/26-8/27, 7:30pm..."

May 21, 2004 Screens Feature

Naked City
"...Justice Initiative, former Texas state Rep. Sherri Greenberg, Ajamu Baraka of Amnesty International, and John Niland of the Texas..."

Jan. 17, 2003 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Letters at 3AM
Even though 2002 was an exceptional year for American cinema, American art has never been more marginalized, ghettoized, and controlled, than it is today.
"...Denise Levertov, Allen Ginsberg, Robert Bly, James Wright, Amiri Baraka, Alan Dugan, and Charles Olson were writing poems in..."

Jan. 10, 2003 Column by Michael Ventura

Paramount Summer Classic Film Series
"...**Baraka (D: Ron Fricke, 1992): Tue, 8/27, 8pm; Thu, 8/29,..."

May 31, 2002 Screens Feature

Thuja / Alastair Galbraith & Matt De Gennaro
"...of casual-sounding percussive sounds. Like Ron Fricke's 1992 film Baraka, Ghost Plants works as a scenic ethnography, taking us..."

Feb. 15, 2002 Music Review by Michael Chamy

Postmarks Web Extra
Our readers' letters regarding the September 11 terrorist attacks
"...4,000 years. According to tradition in Morocco, they possess baraka, or the blessing of Allah, which gives them the..."

Oct. 19, 2001 Column

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