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Special Screening

Saturday, June 11, 2016
4:00 PM–6:00 PM

2014, Canadian, Sturla Gunnarsson, 108 min.

A cinematic journey into a terrain where nature, science, belief, and wonder converge, Monsoon captures the timelessness and rich human drama of our engagement with the natural world.

Filmed during India’s 2013 monsoon season in ultra-high definition, the filmmakers chased the monsoon on its annual journey from the southern state of Kerala, where it first makes landfall, to India’s northeastern state of Meghalaya (“Place of the Clouds”), where it’s said the clouds go to die. Along the way the filmmakers meet a remarkable group of individuals whose lives are entwined with the meteorological phenomenon that some call the “soul of India.”

About the Filmmaker

Sturla Gunnarsson is an Oscar-nominated, Emmy Award-winning Canadian filmmaker. He has directed a broad range of fiction and nonfiction, television and theatrical productions shot all over the world. Monsoon is Gunnarsson’s most recent film. It premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) in 2014 and was selected as one of TIFF’s Top Ten Canadian Films, winning the People’s Choice Award.

Tickets: $15.00

Member Tickets: $13.50