Saturday Cinema: The Natural World

Saturday, June 7, 2014 • 1:00, 2:00, and 3:00 p.m.

Exploratorium Pier 15, Kanbar Forum

Included with museum admission.

All Ages

Natural surroundings trigger narrative drama in these quietly hilarious films.

In Safari, Catherine Chalmers documents an astounding, handcrafted, and nearly-natural environment where a range of species interacts in both expected and unexpected ways. Her stunning microphotography captures nuances generally invisible to the human eye, in hypnotic detail.

Similarly, Anna Frances Ewart’s intimate film Into the Middle of Nowhere documents the often invisible, inner world of children. Centered on an alternative playschool where guardians rarely interject and children are left to their own devices in the wilderness, Into the Middle of Nowhere offers insights into the brilliant minds of kids at play.


  • Safari (2008, 7 min.) by Catherine Chalmers
  • Into the Middle of Nowhere (2010, 15 min.) by Anna Frances Ewart