Schedule for May

Cinema 320 at WCUW Radio returns from its seasonal break with a truly breathtaking documentary of nature at its most profound.

THE VELVET QUEEN

France, 2021. 92 min; NR but suitable for all audiences; D: Marie Amiguet, Vincent Munier. Subtitles.

SHOWTIMES THIS MONTH: WEDNESDAY MAY 4, MAY 11, MAY 18, MAY 25, ALL AT 7:30PM.

In the heart of the Tibetan highlands, multi-award-winning nature photographer Vincent Munier guides writer Sylvain Tesson on his quest to document the famously 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, inhabited by invisible presences, the two men ponder humankind’s place amongst the magnificent creatures and glorious landscapes they encounter along the way.Oscilloscope Laboratories

“This elegant, unusual documentary shifts the role of the game-spotter from that of non-violent hunter – in pursuit of one prized target – to passive but duly wide-eyed observer, accepting but also appreciating the limits of our access.” – Variety

“Gorgeous, humbling, looking out-, up- and inward, the documentary THE VELVET QUEEN is 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.”- Los Angeles Times

 

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Tickets: Adults $9.00, Senior citizens over 62 and WCUW members $7.00

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