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Series | WILD LIFE, LIFE BELOW ZERO, LIMITLESS, A SMALL LIGHT
Aero Theatre and Los Feliz 3
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The American Cinematheque is proud to spotlight the latest series and films from National Geographic, whose partnership has continued the longstanding mission to promote the power of storytelling to further peoples’ understanding of the world.
Our seventh annual series of highlights includes Jimmy Chin and Chai Vasarhelyi’s WILD LIFE, a look at renowned conservationist Kris Tompkins and her incredible mission to create National Parks throughout Chile and Argentina; LIFE BELOW ZERO, a long running documentary series following the extreme lifestyles of Alaskans living off the grid; LIMITLESS, a riveting exploration of our body’s potential; A SMALL LIGHT, an emotional account of one woman’s courageous act in the face of danger.
Aero Theatre | Q&A with filmmakers Jimmy Chin, E. Chai Vasarhelyi and subject Kris Tompkins. Moderated by Scott Mantz.
‘National Geographic Spotlight’
Los Feliz 3 | Q&A with subject Denise Becker, executive producer Joe Litzinger, cinematographer Ben Mullin and editor Jenny Nelson
Los Feliz 3 | Q&A with executive producers Ben Grayson and Arif Nurmohamed, co-executive producer/showrunner Ruth Shurman, editor Stephen Chan and death doula Alua Arthur. Moderated by Jazz Tangcay.
Aero Theatre | Q&A with actors Bel Powley, Billie Boullet, Ashley Brooke, costume designer Matthew Simonelli and composer Ariel Marx.
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