Tuesday, April 10 @ 6:30 PM | The City Library – Salt Lake City
Directed by Werner Herzog
Post screening Q+A with photographer/museum curator/archaeologist Dr. Laurel Casjens
Discovered in 1994, the Chauvet Cave in southern France contains pristine artwork dating back 30,000 years. Amid gleaming stalactites and stalagmites and a carpet of animal bones, beautiful images of horses and bison gallop alongside ghostly cave lions, cave bears and woolly mammoths. Legendary filmmaker Werner Herzog gained exclusive access to film inside the nearly inaccessible cave. Don’t miss this unique glimpse of the birth of art. Following the film, photographer/museum curator/archaeologist Dr. Laurel Casjens will explore Utah’s hauntingly beautiful rock art and how it helps connect us to the people who lived here long ago.
Official Selection – 2010 Toronto International Film Festival; Official Selection – 2010 AFI Film Festival; Official Selection – 2010 DOC NYC; Winner, Best Nonfiction Film – New York Film Critics Circle Awards 2011, Winner, Best Documentary – Washington Film Critics Awards 2011
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