Vezelay (1997)

Genres - Spirituality & Philosophy, Visual Arts  |   Sub-Genres - Architecture & Design, Biography, Philosophy  |   Run Time - 44 min.  |   Countries - United States  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Sean Hurley

Join acclaimed documentary filmmaker Ken Burns as he follows artist and philosopher William Segal to the breathtaking French basilica at Vezelay. A destination for spiritual seekers the world over, Vezelay serves as a metaphor for the apparently universal human impulse to search for meaning. Burns' cinematography provides a glorious look at this marvel of devotional architecture, taking the viewer inside to see some of the ritual that takes place there. Also included is a short film Burns made documenting Segal in his studio, as he waxes on inspiration, discipline, and the meaning of art.



architecture, artist, inspiration, meaning-of-life, metaphor, philosophy, ritual, search