Saturday Cinema: The Animated Life of A.R. Wallace

Saturday, February 28, 2015 • 1:00, 2:00, and 3:00 p.m.

Exploratorium, Pier 15, Kanbar Forum

Included with museum admission.

The latest film from Sweetfern Productions tells the often forgotten story of A.R. Wallace, a naturalist who made significant early contributions to the developing theory of evolution and natural selection. Even though his place in history was eclipsed by Charles Darwin, his adventurous spirit of observation and discovery continues to inspire. 
 
The feature film will be preceded by two additional shorts.
 
The Animated Life of A.R. Wallace (2014, 8 min.) by Flora Lichtman and Sharon Shattuck uses paper cutouts and puppetry techniques to tell the story of naturalist A.R. Wallace and his contributions to the theory of evolution. 
Aesthetic Species Map (2010, 7 min.) by David Montgomery is a time-based exploration of the shapes and patterns found within several species of flora and fauna. In this experimental film, genetic diversity is visualized in forms reflecting balance, symmetry, and an infinite potential for variation.

Zea (1981, 5 min.) by filmmakers Andre Leduc and Jean-Jacques Leduc. Here, artists and scientist join forces in a makeshift lab to experiment with camera lenses and light while attempting to capture the transformation of a common object. A reward awaits observant viewers!