ArcLight Cinemas - La Jolla, San Diego, CA
Q&A following screening with filmmakers Eliana Alvarez Martinez and Leah Goudsmit
Director: Eliana Alvarez Martinez
Producers: Eliana Alvarez Martinez, Patty Elkus, Rick Elkus, Octavio Aburto
Cast: Walter Munk, Giuseppe Notarbartolo di Siciara
Synopsis: Walter Munk's brilliant "failures" have done more for the planet than most men's successes. His pursuit of daring exploration has changed the way we understand our Blue Planet and literally helped save western civilization. Now, Walter is on a mission to research the unique flying Devil Rays that bear his name. But something's wrong. They've gone missing...
To screen before Spirit of Discovery:
The Velvet Abscract
Director: James Hughes
Producers: James Hughes, Emily Haigh
Cast: Tobias Menzies (Outlander, The Night Manager, Game of Thrones, Casino Royale, Atonement, Underworld)
Synopsis: The Velvet Abstract was produced on six continents and features a narrated poem over a plethora of visual effects and animations with a dark purple color palette to represent the cataclysmic stain of mankind on the environment. The first half of the film deals with our vices and darker thoughts, the things we focus on to avoid responsibility. The second half is what is happening to the planet in the absence of our concerted effort to save it.