Focus on Nature 2019
Apr. 18–May 2, 2019
Focus on Nature is back with a rich selection of thought-provoking and moving nonfiction films about the beauty, power, and mystery of nature, and some of the people working to protect it. The series kicks off with The Biggest Little Farm, an inspiring look at a determined young California couple who want to start a farm, and we’ll finish up with The Dawn Wall, a thrilling rock-climbing adventure that will blow audiences away. Along the way, we’ll present Backyard Wilderness (the 3D sensation that swept the Giant Screen Awards), explore the incredible craft of creating wine in Burgundy (and taste it), visit the Picasso of garden design, meet the beekeeping sensation of this year’s Sundance Film Festival, and revel in the beauty and essence of the Rio Grande and Hudson Rivers—even as climate change hovers over all of it. Join us for these and other screenings, along with lively discussions and a joyous celebration of Pete Seeger’s 100th birthday with live music and storytelling by great folk artists who knew him well.
Programmed by Brian Ackerman
Focus on Nature 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.