Introduction by Steve Murphree, professor of biology at Belmont University. Topic: Up close and personal with insects: how the film MICROCOSMOS transports us to another world. Insect specimens will be on display in the lobby before and after the screening.
French filmmakers Claude Nuridsany and Marie Perennou bring us this gorgeous, detailed documentation of the day-to-day lives of a variety of insects inhabiting a meadow on a pleasant summer’s day. Revelling in the miniature dramas of its subjects, this triumphant celebration of the limitless wonders of nature uses cutting-edge time-lapse, slow-motion, and macro photography to capture a world we rarely envision. Age Recommendation: 6+
"...an amazing film that allows us to peer deeply into the insect world and marvel at creatures we casually condemn to squishing." —Roger Ebert