Its name might be one of the least accessible and hard to spell in the halls of cinema, and the film might be almost 30 years old, but Koyaanisqatsi has stood the test of time. I'm not sure I've ever seen a film that's persevered like Koyaanisqatsi without having the weight of mainstream success or beloved actors to guide it. In fact, it's probably the only non-narrative film that I've ever heard casual moviegoers rave about.

Directed by Godfrey Reggio with music by Philip Glass, the film digs into the relationships between man, technology, and nature through a collection of time-lapse photography of a number of landscapes across the United States. A Hopi word, Koyaanisqatsi means "crazy life; life in turmoil; life out of balance; life disintegrating; a state of life that calls for another way of living." In other words -- it's a film that might be almost three decades old, but it's got some modern relevance without blue aliens running around.

And -- oh, great internet! -- it's now available for free. So, cuddle up with your honey this holiday weekend and invest your time in a classic.

Watch Koyaanisqatsi for free over at SlashControl.