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Wednesday movie night at Il Caffé

Wed., June 27, 2018 @ 6:00 pm

Movie night at Il Caffé, a charming Italian restaurant on a pedestrian road behind the Peón Contreras theater. Have dinner on your own at 6 to enjoy a free movie, aimed at English-speaking audiences, at 7.

About this week’s movie: Internationally acclaimed artist Chris Jordan first visited Midway Island in the Pacific in 2009, where he began shooting footage of the millions of albatrosses that make the island their home. In his words:
On our second trip to Midway, the project’s focus began to evolve, as we met the live albatrosses singing and dancing by the hundreds of thousands all over the island. Returning to Midway a total of eight times over four years, we experienced the birds’ beauty, grace, and sentience more and more vividly with each trip. We learned to attune ourselves to their body language, so that we could film them up close without causing them anxiety. They allowed us to witness their most tender moments at astonishingly close range, as the mated pairs snuggled and built their nests together, their babies hatched from their eggs, and the fluffy chicks waited alone for their parents to return from their foraging trips to sea. The poetry of the albatross revealed itself layer by layer, as my team and I were gifted with intimate footage of every stage of their cycles of life, death, and birth.
The result was 400 hours of stunning footage of every aspect of an albatross’s life: mating, nesting, breeding, foraging, and feeding. What remained was the massive task of editing the raw footage down to a manageable length, a process that took more than four years and three different teams of editors and writers. In the end, Jordan decided not to market the film as a commercial product, but to make it available to the world as free public artwork.  It premiered on Earth Day (April 22) and on World Oceans Day (June 8) it was screened at the United Nations, after which it was made available to anyone who requested it. We were able to obtain a copy from the producers, and are proud to present it as this week’s Wednesday night movie at Il Caffe.  Here is a trailer:


Wed., June 27, 2018
6:00 pm
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Il Caffé Italiano
Between Calle 58 and Calle 60, Calle 57-A 491, Centro
Merida, Yucatan 97000 Mexico
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999 990-0858
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