This film from 1997 pays homage to Aldous Huxley, the seer who was nearly blind. His cultural criticism and social prophecy still stands, reminding us of forces that can lead to total disempowerment or the awakening to our human potential, to truly be ourselves.
Aldous Huxley: The Gravity Of Light incorporates rare archival footage, computer rendered 3D animation, speculative fictions, and selections from his essays. The film begins by reflecting upon that crucial, prophetic work Brave New World (1932) and then moves to a further inquiry into the human ramifications of current technological change. The film also recalls the impact of Huxley’s LSD-25 and mescaline experimentations and writings for a generation of youth and examines the utopianistic impulses associated with the Rave scene.
I don’t want comfort.
I want God, I want poetry, I want real danger,
I want freedom, I want goodness, I want sin.
Aldous Huxley — The Gravity of Light (direction Oliver Hockenhull, 1997)