A very special outdoor movie screening of a striking documentary art film about the rivalry between humans and nature.
Experience the exceptional documentary art film Taming the Garden under towering redwood trees with the filmmaker, Salomé Jashi!
The UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley is pleased to present Taming the Garden. This outdoor film screening in the Redwood Grove Amphitheatre is presented in partnership with the UC Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA), with exclusive after-hours access to the Garden. From 5-7 pm, movie-goers are invited to explore the collections of plants from around the world (picnic dinners are welcome). Remarks will occur prior to the showing with filmmaker Salomé Jashi in conversation with Shirley Watts of Natural Discourse. The film projection begins at sundown (approximately 7:30 pm). There will be a short Q&A opportunity post-film with Salomé Jashi.
About the film: The opening shot of this striking environmental tale captures a tree as tall as a fifteen-story building floating on a barge across the vast Black Sea. Its destination lies in a garden countless miles away, privately owned by a wealthy and anonymous man whose passion is the removal, and subsequent replanting, of foreign trees into his own man-made Eden (Georgian with English subtitles).
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