Focus On Nature

Focus on Nature is made possible through generous support from the van Hengel Family Fund and the National Endowment for the Arts, and is presented in partnership with Scenic Hudson and Groundwork Hudson Valley.

Wild Life Apr. 12, 2023 April 12, 7:00: Q&A with directors Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin, followed by a reception From Oscar-winning filmmakers Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin, Wild Life follows conservationist Kris Tompkins on an epic, decades-spanning love story…
After The Bite June 28, 2023 Q&A with filmmaker Ivy Meeropol, moderated by writer Alec Wilkinson When a young man is killed by a shark at a popular beach on Cape Cod, the local community of…
Hudson River Stories July 12, 2023 Q&A with filmmaker Jon Bowermaster We’re pleased to present two water-themed short films from the acclaimed environmental filmmaker, writer, and activist Jon Bowermaster. Windshipped. 2022.…
Buck Oct. 11, 2023 Focus on Nature 10th Anniversary Screening + Q&A with director Cindy Meehl, producer Julie Goldman, and editor Toby Shimin American cowboy Buck Brannaman has a unique way of communicating with horses, and it’s exactly this unorthodox style of training…
The Deepest Breath Nov. 2, 2023 A champion and expert safety diver seemed destined for one another. Despite different paths taken, they meet at the pinnacle…
An Earth Day Celebration Apr. 21, 2024 The Jacob Burns Film Center is proud to partner with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)-led Equator Initiative to celebrate…
Deep Rising Apr. 23, 2024 Narrated and executive produced by Jason Momoa, and interwoven with awe-inspiring footage of the deep’s most dazzling creatures, Deep Rising…
The Pollinators Apr. 24, 2024 Q&A with director Peter Nelson and producer Sally Roy Thousands of semi-trailers crisscross the country in the dead of night delivering goods through the darkness to stores, warehouses, and…
The Night Visitors June 24, 2024 Q&A with filmmaker Michael Gitlin The Night Visitors is a movie about moths. In large and small fragments, looking both inward and out, through a…
Geographies of Solitude July 22, 2024 An immersion into the rich ecosystem of Sable Island, a remote sliver of land in the Northwest Atlantic, the film…
Fantastic Fungi July 23, 2024 Screening followed by panel discussion Fantastic Fungi is a vivid journey into the mysterious subterranean world of mycelium and its fruit— the mushroom. A story that…

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