Movies That Matter: WINGS OF LIFE Thursday Jan 14th 2016 at 7:00pm



Our New Monthly Film Series

MOVIES THAT MATTER

Presents 

WINGS OF LIFE 




Thursday December 10th
 7:00pm

Tickets Only  $6


From Disneynature, the studio that brought you "Earth", "Oceans", "African Cats" and "Chimpanzee", comes "Wings of Life" – a stunning adventure full of intrigue, drama and mesmerizing beauty. 
Narrated by Meryl Streep, this intimate and unprecedented look at butterflies, hummingbirds, bees, bats and flowers is a celebration of life, as a third of the world’s food supply depends on these incredible – and increasingly threatened – creatures.




  “For me, the joy of doing this film is to be able to explore worlds that humans can’t easily experience—bats sipping nectar in the middle of the desert at night, orchid bees expertly manipulated by a bucket orchid, exotic hummingbirds flying like airborne dancers, and a clustering monarch colony with millions of butterflies.
 I hope to share the spectacle of nature and to spark in others the sense of wonder I have about the natural world.”
----  filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg


Employing multiple cameras, both time-lapse and high-speed cinematography and extraordinary patience (while nature took its time unfolding), filmmakers shot on location in more than a dozen areas, ranging from the El Rosario Preserve in Michoacán, Mexico, to Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument Park in Arizona. “Wings of Life” features extraordinary imagery shot with digital cameras—one capable of frame rates of up to 1500 frames per second, and the use of a pinhole lens, which allowed the cameraman to get within millimeters of an insect subject while retaining a clear view of the background. The resulting imagery—intimate and breathtaking—is brought to life for audiences through spectacular high-definition picture and sound quality.-  








Our film series, 
Movies That Matter, 
is curated by 
Katie Kasben


Katie Kasben is a storyteller, but mostly a listener, and strives to be a bridge between current culture and ancient wisdom. She has been a teacher, actress, event planner and once sang at a night club in Beijing before managing a hospitality suite at the Olympics. Katie has been a staff member for local and international film festivals and brought the 48 Hour Film Project to Asheville.
 She has her M.A. in International Communications from Macquarie University, in Sydney, and has spent meaningful time in the Central Desert of Australia working with Tjilpi, an Anangu Elder, and the effects of the "Intervention" on Traditional Owners of that land. She is accompanied on this life journey with her husband Brian Loftin who is a practitioner of Biodynamic Cranio-Sacral work




Other Films in this Series


Sunday 
Wed Oct 14, 2015
UTOPIA

Drawing on his long association with the first people of his homeland Australia, Utopia is both an epic portrayal of the oldest continuous human culture, and an investigation into a suppressed colonial past and rapacious present. How can we confront the cultural genocide in Indigenous Australia and meaningfully engage with our own First Nations communities in Western North Carolina?




Thursday 
Nov 12, 2015
OVERFED AND UNDERNOURISHED

Overfed & Undernourished, produced & directed by Troy Jones, examines a global epidemic and our modern lifestyles through one boy’s inspiring and personal journey to regain his health from the inside out. Find community resources and engage with local experts to keep your family healthy!



Thursday 
Dec 10, 2015
BLUE GOLD

In every corner of the globe, we are polluting, diverting, pumping, and wasting our limited supply of fresh water at an exponential level as population and technology grows, resulting in the desertification of the earth. The good news is that people everywhere have fought and will continue fighting for their basic right to water. Find out who is controlling our water, and what can we do to protect our natural resources!




Thursday Jan 14, 2016
WINGS OF LIFE

Narrated by Meryl Streep, this intimate and unprecedented look at butterflies, hummingbirds, bees, bats and flowers is a celebration of life, as a third of the world’s food supply depends on these incredible – and increasingly threatened – creatures. Join local garden and bee experts for a lively discussion on how to conserve our mountain habitats!




Thursday 
Feb 11, 2016
RACISM: A HISTORY

This powerful documentary was first broadcast on BBC Four in March 2007 to mark the bicentenary of the Slave Trade Act 1807 which abolished the slave trade in the British Empire. In a three-part documentary series, the history of racism over the last 500 years is examined in close detail, revealing some uncomfortable truths about how racist attitudes came into being and spread into popular opinion. We offer a safe space for more than just discussion, but opportunities for action in healing our personal histories and communities.