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Celebrating Earth Day!

THE SECRET LIFE OF PLANTS

United States | 1978 | Walon Green

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Celebrate Earth Day weekend with this largely unknown nature documentary that has an original Stevie Wonder score! Virtually unreleased in its day and seemingly never put out on home video or DVD, the movie was made by the Oscar-winning director of the 1971 insect documentary The Hellstrom Chronicle, Walon Green, who also wrote the screenplay for The Wild Bunch (!). Based on a best-selling 1973 book, The Secret Life of Plants argues (and demonstrates—through a series of “scientific” experiments) that plants have feelings. Those who think this is hippy-dippy, New Agey nonsense can just sit back and enjoy the beautiful cinematography and Wonder-ful music. Rated G. Cleveland revival premiere. DCP. 97 min.

Special admission $11; members, CIA & CSU I.D. holders, and those age 25 & under $8. No passes or twofers.

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Thursday 4/21
Saturday 4/23
8:40pm
7:40pm
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