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Saturday April 18, 2020

10:00 AM  Four Wings and a Prayer (2007, 81 min)

Four WingsA visually stunning and multiple award-winning documentary about one of the world's most beautiful and mysterious creatures: the Monarch butterfly.  Filmmaker Nicholas de Pencier follows its epic 3000 km journey from Canada to Mexico.

1:30 PM Lost in La Mancha (2002, 93 min)

Lost in La Mancha chronicles Director Terry Gilliam's (Monty Python, The Fisher King) doomed attempt to get his film,  "The Man Who Killed Don Quixote" (2018) off the ground. A hilarious and sometimes bittersweet look at the behind the scenes drama of filmmaking that critic Leonard Maltin has described as one of the best films about the art and artistry of moviemaking.

4:00 PM Sky Ladder: The art of Cai Guo-Qiang (2016, 79 min)

The story is told both through Cai Guo-Qiang's own words, as well as family, friends and observers of his craft, spanning from the artist's childhood in Mao's China just starting out, all the way to present day highly-publicized public art performances on a global scale using fireworks and gunpowder.

7:30 PM Sand Wars (2013, 74 min) Followed by interview with the filmmaker *
Sand WarsDenis Delstrac's award-winning documentary reveals our global dependency on sand and how it has become a vital commodity for our modern economies: we use it in our toothpaste, detergents, and cosmetics, and computers and mobile phones couldn't exist without it. Can the existing supply satisfy a gigantic demand fuelled by construction booms? What are the consequences of intensive beach sand mining?