A feature-length study in transformation by veteran artist and filmmaker Michael Snow, whose 45-minute Wavelength
(1967) a long, slow zoom across a loft apartment onto a photograph of waves is a classic of avant-garde filmmaking. The film takes place in two settings: an open-plan office and a living room with a vivid pop-art decor, where an adolescent boy (Snow's 12-year-old son, Aleck) watches a television broadcasting a continuous image of a blue sky streaked with fluffy clouds. The movie opens with a zoom that recalls Wavelength
, as an assortment of people enter a door marked "Corpus Callosum," a medical term designating the region of t...