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The Velvet Queen

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The Velvet Queen

In the heart of the Tibetan highlands, award-winning nature photographer Vincent Munier guides writer Sylvain Tesson on his quest to document the infamously elusive snow leopard. Munier introduces Tesson to the subtle art of waiting from a blind spot, tracking animals, and finding the patience to catch sight of the beasts. Through their journey in the Tibetan peaks, surrounded by invisible presences, the two men ponder humankind’s place amongst the magnificent creatures and glorious landscapes they encounter along the way.

Tickets: $10 (members), $15 (nonmembers)

"[A] calming, meditative experience"
Brian Tallerico,
"The rare nature film about not only beauty and beasts but also the very human urge to make sense of our place in it all"
Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times


Pop-Up Meditative Life event with Brian Ackerman

Wednesday, Jan. 26 2022, 7:00

Informal post-screening discussion with JBFC's Founding Director of Film Programming, Brian Ackerman

Tickets: 10 (members), 15 (nonmembers)

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