Focus on Nature 2017

Oct. 5–30, 2017

This year’s Focus on Nature series boasts stunning and highly original films about the beauty, power, and mystery of nature, and how we affect and protect our world. Join us each week in October for screenings and discussions with special guests, including two wonderful author events and Q&As with inspiring filmmakers. Among this year’s selections, the gripping narrative Walking Out and the extraordinary docudramas Seasons and Amazon Adventure (in 3D!) all feature awe-inspiring footage of animals in their unspoiled habitats, captured with the most innovative technology available today. And two new groundbreaking documentaries—Before the Flood and Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman—offer a variety of proactive solutions to our most pressing environmental challenges. Plus an exhibition of extraordinary photographs from Paul Nicklen, the celebrated assignment photographer for National Geographic, is on view in our Jane Peck Gallery throughout the series.

Programmed by Karen Sloe Goodman

This series is presented in partnership with Scenic Hudson and Groundwork Hudson Valley and made possible through generous support from the Hoch family and the van Hengel Family Fund.

Southern Exposure Photography Exhibition

SEPT. 19–OCT. 31

Enjoy stunning images from Antarctica by acclaimed photographer Paul Nicklen, on view in the Jane Peck Gallery Sept. 19–Oct. 31

Paul Nicklen is an acclaimed Canadian photographer, filmmaker, and marine biologist who has documented the beauty and the plight of our planet for over 20 years. As an assignment photographer for National Geographic magazine, he captures the imagination of a global audience.

Exhibition is sponsored by

Dalio Ocean Initiative

 

SERIES TRAILER

Look & See: A Portrait of Wendell Berry Oct. 5 Opening Night with Reception and Book Signing A beautiful and poignant ode to the changing landscapes and shifting values of rural America as seen through the eyes…
Amazon Adventure 3D Oct. 7 Free hands-on activities! Recommended for ages 7 and up. Read Common Sense Media’s Review PRESENTED IN 3D Venturing deep into the Amazonian jungle…
Walking Out Oct. 8 Q&A filmmaker Alex Smith and editor Michael Taylor A Sundance Film Festival favorite, this engrossing tale of wilderness survival was shot entirely on location during Montana’s breathtaking and…
Before the Flood Oct. 18 Q&A filmmaker Fisher Stevens, Alucia Head of Production Jennifer Hile, and NRDC Chief Planning Officer Dale Bryk This vivid piece of environmental advocacy contains enough information to persuade any open-minded viewer about the threats of climate change.…
Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman Oct. 25 Q&A filmmakers John Hoffman and Susan Froemke, producer/author Miriam Horn, and Scenic Hudson President Ned Sullivan “A thoughtful portrait of conservation efforts in the American heartland… and the people in it, backed by Tom Brokaw’s steady…
Jane Oct. 27–Nov. 2 Westchester Exclusive! “Jane will delight those familiar with Ms. Goodall and provide a vibrant introduction for newcomers.” Drawing from over 100 hours…
Seasons Oct. 30 With an introduction by series programmer Karen Sloe Goodman An awe-inspiring and thought-provoking tale of the long and tumultuous shared history that inextricably binds humankind to the natural world.…

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