Free Outdoor Screening in Patagonia

DisneyNature: Wings of Life


Due to rain we’ll be moving this screening indoors at the Patagonia Public Library.

This screening will take place at the Patagonia Public Library, 342 Duquesne Ave., Patagonia, AZ, 85624. Featuring an introduction by nature writer/ethnobiologist Gary Nabhan and pollination ecologist Stephen Buchmann, both of whom worked on the film. Special thanks to our community partner for this screening, the Patagonia Public Library.

This screening is part of The Loft Cinema’s Rolling Reels series, a community-building program that takes carefully curated films for free screenings in underserved rural areas, providing a unique cultural experience. The movies will travel across Southern Arizona in The Loft Solar Cinema, a van outfitted with solar panels that will power a 20-foot inflatable screen and state-of-the-art mobile projection system. Made possible by a grant from Arizona Humanities.

Wings of Life is almost so lovely that you suspect it’s computer-generated, but it’s reality … also has welcome advice for preserving this fragile ecosystem.” – David DeWitt, The New York Times

From DisneyNature, the studio behind Earth, Oceans and Monkey Kingdom, comes Wings of Life – a stunning adventure full of intrigue, drama and mesmerizing beauty. Narrated by Oscar-winner Meryl Streep, this intimate and unprecedented look at butterflies, hummingbirds, bees, bats and flowers is a celebration of life, as a third of the world’s food supply depends on these incredible – and increasingly threatened – creatures. Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg, Wings of Life utilizes riveting high-speed, closer-than-close filmmaking techniques to showcase in spectacular details these unsung heroes of our planet, as well as celebrate the intricate, complex and beautiful relationship between flowers and pollinators. (Dir. by Louie Schwartzberg, 2011, USA/Panama/Mexico, 81 mins., Rated G)