Our Heavenly Bodies*
In 1925, German director Hanns Walter Kornblum set out to create a film unlike any that had come before. His aim was a film that would serve as both a summation of all the astronomical knowledge available at the time and a dreamy investigation of what wonders might await humanity at the advent of space travel. With the help of 15 special effects technicians and nine cameramen, Kornblum's film is a technical marvel, one that revels in the beauty and mysteries of the universe, reminiscent of Carl Sagan's COSMOS more than 50 years later.
Nashville/Chicago-based ambient electronic group Coupler’s new soundtrack was originally commissioned by Nashville’s Belcourt Theater for two performances early in 2016 as part of their Science on Screen series. Because of the success of those two shows Coupler and Belcourt have been working to bring this presentation to other theaters across the United States.
* Digital restoration reconstructed and digitally restored by Filmmuseum München, 2009