Eco Film Series
Attend the Eco Film Series, Wednesday, April 3, through Friday, April 5. The series presents highly entertaining nature documentaries by some of the world’s best filmmakers. Saving nature can be fun as well as serious. Please note locations and times vary for each film.
- April 3: Milking the Rhino, Thompson Studio Theater, 6 p.m. David E. Simpson's examination of "the collision of ancient ways with Western expectations. Milking the Rhino tells intimate, hopeful and heartbreaking stories of people facing deep cultural change." The film tells of the contrast between Western idealistic conservation and the subsequent realities for the local people.
- April 4: Ghost Bird by Scott Crocker. Gregg Museum, 6 p.m. This documentary follows the search for the ivory-billed woodpecker, long believed to be extinct, while revealing the hilarious lengths to which people will go to refute or deny that belief. Award-winning filmmaker Crocker will be on hand to introduce the film and answer questions afterward.
- April 5: Cane Toads: An Unnatural History. Gregg Museum, 5:30 p.m. This film by Mark Lewis is a study of the cane toad, introduced into Australia in 1935 to control a beetle infestation that was destroying the country's sugar cane fields. The cane toad ate the beetles — and everything else.
Friday, April 5 at 5:30 pm
to 6:30 pm
Gregg Museum of Art & Design
1903 Hillsborough St., Raleigh, NC 27695