Family Saturday: Nature Films

Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th St.
Saturday, May 6, 2023 at 3pm

Presented by South Side Projections and the Logan Center for the Arts

Join us for a fun and enlightening program of short films about people’s relationship with nature. Walk-in-the-Forest (Diane Obomasawin, 2009, 3 min.) follows a medicine man on a walk in the woods that leads to the discovery of a secret world. A variation on a fable by Aesop, The Bear and the Mouse (F.W. & Ingmar Remmler, 1966, 7 min.) presents an unlikely friendship between a bear and a field mouse. The beautiful stop-motion animation A Sea Turtle Story (Kathy Schultz, 2012, 9 min.) chronicles the life cycle of the critically endangered sea turtle. The humorous Deep Threat (Zlatko Grgic, 1977, 7 min.) shows us what went wrong after the ancestors of humans left the sea. Lord of the Sky (Ludmila Zeman & Eugen Spaleny, 1991, 12 min.) is a parable about the importance of living in harmony with nature, and in What Rhymes with Toxic (Lynn Smith, 2021, 5 min.), a mild-mannered turtle speaks truth to power after a chemical spill.

Total program time: 45 min.