MARGARET MEE AND THE MOONFLOWER at New York Botanical Gardens
sam. 31 août à 20:00
Cinema Tropical will be presenting the special film series ‘Cinema Brasileiro’ as part of a full-garden homage to iconic Brazilian landscape architect Roberto Burle Marx organized by the New York Botanical Garden this summer in New York City. “Brazilian Modern: The Living Art of Roberto Burle Marx” will run Saturday, June 8, through Sunday, September 29, featuring a full slate of accompanying programs including the special film program presented in partnership with Cinema Tropical, programmed by Mary Jane Marcasiano, and organized by Pilar Dirickson Garrett. MARGARET MEE AND THE MOONFLOWER
(Margaret Mee e a Flor da Lua, Malu de Martino, Brazil, 2012, 78 min. In Portuguese and English with English subtitles) Discover the work and legacy of botanical illustrator Margaret Mee in Malu de Martino’s documentary Margaret Mee and the Moonflower. The British-born artist spent more than 36 years in Brazil, completed fifteen expeditions into the Amazon rainforest, and produced over 400 illustrations of Brazilian flora, works that are now central to contemporary botanical science research. Drawing on her diaries, interviews, and narratives, the film reveals a tireless advocate for the preservation of Brazilian rainforests and an artist not afraid to command her craft in defense of environmental conservation.
**Screenings included in Garden admission. https://www.nybg.org/event/the-living-art-of-roberto-burle-marx-2/the-living-art-of-roberto-burle-marx-programs-2/film-series/