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“Nature as Inspiration” Film Festival

May 21, 2015 - May 24, 2015

In collaboration with the MV Film Society, this Memorial Day weekend VCS is bringing French filmmaker and actor Jacques Perrin to the Island for an environmental film festival showcasing his spectacular nature films. The festival, titled “Nature as Inspiration,” will be held at the MV Film Center, located in Tisbury Marketplace on Beach Road.

Five of Perrin’s more recent nature films will be screened across four days, from May 21 to 24. A highlight of the weekend will be Saturday night’s North American premiere of A Night on Earth. The film features the first use of new technology allowing full-color filming in the dark, a cinematographic breakthrough for the ability to capture truly natural animal behavior in the middle of the night. Advance rushes from The Seasons, Perrin’s new film premiering fall 2015, will also be previewed and discussed after the showing. Other Nature as Inspiration showings include Oceans, Winged Migration, Microcosmos, and Himalaya. As an appetizer for the spectacular nature films, on May 20 there will be a screening of the Academy Award-winning classic Cinema Paradiso, in which Perrin stars.

The festival will include panel discussions with Jacques Perrin, local environmentalists and artists, live music, and other special guests. There will be an opening night reception in the Film Center lobby on May 21 and a special champagne reception Saturday evening (the 23rd). For tickets and more information please see the film society’s website or contact them via email or at (508) 696-9369. The festival is made possible by a grant from The Richard Lounsbery Foundation.