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Date

Apr 20 2022
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Time

6:30 pm

Cost

$6+
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Science on Screen: Often Overlooked Lives of Insects and Why They Matter

Real Art Ways Science on Screen® season invites you to experience the unique combination of a feature film and a relevant talk from a notable local figure in science.
Film: Microcosmos

“Microcosmos is an amazing film that allows us to peer deeply into the insect world and marvel at creatures we casually condemn to squishing.” – Chicago Sun-Times

“Despite its G rating, Microcosmos deals frankly with the natural world’s realities of life, love and dinnertime. But for any child who enjoys the sight of a good-looking insect, it’s a must.” – NY Times

It may appear tiny to the human eye, but there is no denying that the insect kingdom — as captured by the filmmakers behind this documentary — is as dramatic, action-packed and beautiful as any other. Indeed, using a variety of film techniques and an inspired score, the moving image of a beetle pushing a ball of dung takes on the mythic quality of Sisyphus with his boulder. Meanwhile, endless caterpillar caravans suggest, amazingly, the rhythm of modern highways during rush hour.

Location

Real Art Ways
Real Art Ways, Arbor Street, Hartford, CT, USA

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