The Night Visitors – 2024

Wednesday, April 10, 5:00 PM

The Night Visitors
Director: Michael Gitlin, Documentary, USA, 72 min
The Night Visitors is a movie about moths. In large and small fragments, looking both inward and out, through a critical lens that is by turns social and personal, the film closely examines these lesser known creatures. While The Night Visitors is interested in moths as organisms, with fascinating life histories, staggering biodiversity, and a functional importance as indicators of climate change and habitat degradation, its engagement with them is not primarily entomological. Instead, the film looks at moths as aesthetic beings and as carriers of meaning, aiming for a deep encounter with the beauty and incommensurability of the profoundly other.

Screening with:

A Body Called Life
Director: Spencer MacDonald, Documentary, Poland, 15 min
A self-isolated young human delves into the hidden world of microscopic organisms, forging a tender connection with these nearly invisible creatures as he seeks to understand his own place in the cosmos and accept the scars of his past.