Institute History

  • 2004 Sundance Film Festival


The Frontier section of the Festival has always been a place for innovation. With their modern-day twist on the orchestral accompaniment to a film, performance artists Loma Lynda embody just that concept. Fusing indie rock and cinema, they perform a live set that is the soundtrack to their interpretive film, an intertwining collage of imagery and musical landscapes. Please come witness the aural and visual stimulation that is the Loma Lynda experience.

Taking place in the 1960s and '70s, the experimental film, comprised mostly of archival footage, loosely details the story of two girls terrorized by a killer. There are elements of birth and death, abduction and paranoia, sex and marriage, consumerism and religion. With sparse running dialogue and subtitles, the story vaguely unfolds, providing hypnotic visuals to the musical score. The evocative lyrics roll over you like a warm breeze on a cool night, transporting your mind with graceful force into the action onscreen. Equally haunting and beautiful, both the film and the music would stand up on their own; together they create a unique, emotionally intense fusion of sight and sound.

— Trevor Groth

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