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Announcing a new Meetup for Seattle Cinema Club!
What: CAVE OF FORGOTTEN DREAMS
When: Saturday, May 21, 2011 2:00 PM
Where: Regal Meridian 16
1501 7th Ave
Seattle, WA 98101
Why: Werner Herzog in 3D!
Note: Time and venue subject to change, as I don't know how long this film will be playing at this location.
We will be seeing the 2:20 showing of Cave of Forgotten Dreams on Saturday, May 21st. While this screening occurs during the first weekend of SIFF, this is not one of the theaters that is showing SIFF films.
From the Seattle Weekly Film:
"One of the few justifiable recent excursions into 3-D, Werner Herzog's Cave of Forgotten Dreams documents a secret wonder of the world, the Chauvet cave—a subterranean gallery of 300 animal images discovered in 1994 in the south of France. Twice as old as the paintings at Lascaux, yet amazingly fresh and frankly mind-blowing in their depiction of lions, mammoths, and rhinos, the Chauvet images were made 30,000 years ago, at the dawn of human time." (Full article here: http://www.seattleweekly.com/movies/cave-of-forgotten-dreams-3d-1093068/)
The film is 90 minutes long, and unlike most 3D films (which I hate), the technology in this film is used to show the three dimensional aspect of the cave walls, which changes the perspective one has of the drawings. Of course, Herzog being Herzog, this is not a straight documentary, and includes a parfumeur and albino crocodiles, as well as voice-over narration by Herzog himself.
Once the movie is over, we will meet up at the top of the escalators before heading to a local coffee shop for a discussion of the film.
Check it out!