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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.

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

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