Welcome to the wild! The IWFF is back and better than ever and it all begins today with two great films:
The festival opens at 7:00pm tonight with a double feature: Flight of the Butterflies and Brooklyn Farmer.
Flight of the Butterflies
Join millions of real butterflies on an amazing journey along with one scientist’s 40 year search to unravel the mystery. A natural history epic and human detective story. Weighing less than a penny, the monarch butterfly makes one of the longest migrations on Earth across a continent to a place it has never known. Follow the amazing migration and the scientific adventure of one man’s decades-long search for where the butterflies go each Fall-a mystery he solved in 1975 with a remarkable combination of perseverance and good luck. A powerful and moving film with breathtaking 3D cinematography from an award-winning team including macro-photography pioneer and Oscar winner Peter Parks. Experience Flight of the Butterflies.
Brooklyn Farmer explores the unique challenges facing Brooklyn Grange, a group of urban farmers who endeavor to run a commercially viable farm within the landscape of New York City. As their growing operation expands to a second roof, the team confronts the realities inherent in operating the world’s largest rooftop farm in one of the world’s biggest cities.