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Cave of Forgotten Dreams

February 6, 7:15 PM

“To call this movie fascinating is akin to calling the Grand Canyon large.” —Hollywood Reporter

Legendary director Werner Herzog takes us on a literal journey to our past. For over 20,000 years, Chauvet Cave has been completely sealed off by a fallen rock face, its crystal-encrusted interior as large as a football field and strewn with the petrified remains of giant ice age mammals. In 1994, scientists discovered the caverns, and found hundreds of pristine paintings within, spectacular artwork dating back over 30,000 years (almost twice as old as any previous finds) to a time when Neanderthals still roamed the earth and cave bears, mammoths, and ice age lions were the dominant populations of Europe.

Since then, only a handful of specialists have stepped foot in the cave, and the true scope of its contents had largely gone unfelt until Herzog managed to gain access. Herzog captures the wonder and beauty of one of the most awe-inspiring sites on earth, all the while musing in his inimitable fashion about its original inhabitants, the birth of art, and the curious people surrounding the caves today.

(G, 89 min., 2010)

This event is part of Presence of the Past, a new series of film screenings held monthly through April 2019 at Railroad Square Cinema and presented by the Colby Center for the Arts and Humanities and the Maine Film Center. This screening will be preceding by the opening reception for the new Art in the Lobby exhibit.

FREE ADMISSION for anyone with a Colby College I.D. For all others, regular admission prices apply.

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Details

Date:
February 6
Time:
7:15 PM

Venue

Railroad Square Cinema
17 Railroad Square
Waterville, ME
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Phone:
873-6526
Website:
www.railroadsquarecinema.com
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