This event has been postponed due to winter weather. We apologize for any inconvenience. The new date will be posted on the event calendar when it is available.
The featured film in February is Grizzly Man. Pieced together from Timothy Treadwell's actual video footage, Werner Herzog's remarkable documentary examines the calling that drove Treadwell to live among a tribe of wild grizzly bears on an Alaskan reserve. A devoted conservationist with a passion for adventure, Timothy believed he had bridged the gap between human and beast. When one of the bears he loved and protected tragically turns on him, the footage he shot serves as a window into our understanding of nature and its grim realities. The Field Muesum's Larry Heaney will lead a discussion of the movie's direct issues.
The urge to understand and live with nature can be powerful, especially when it involves seemingly familiar animals. When this urge is taken to extremes, the results can be tragic. Larry Heaney is Negaunee Curator of Mammals and will offer thoughts about living with wildlife and natural environments more generally, including in suburban Chicago. A wide range of perspectives can be expected!
Field Museum members receive a discount on tickets. All tickets can be purchased directly through the Theatre's website.