AMNH Presents 2012 Margaret Mead Film Festival, 11/29-12/2
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by Movies News Desk
The 2012 Margaret Mead Film Festival, as the preeminent showcase for contemporary cultural storytelling, will screen 29 outstanding films and host special multi-media events and performances. The Margaret Mead Film Festival strives to illuminate the complexity and diversity of peoples and cultures from around the world. Encompassing a broad spectrum of creative storytelling from indigenous community media to experimental documentaries, the films present a range of cultural perspectives and offer forums for discussion with filmmakers and renowned speakers.
Film highlights and events of this year’s lineup include:
· The Other Half of Tomorrow, directed by Sadia Shepard and Samina Quraeshi
The Margaret Mead Film Festival is proudly produced by the American Museum of Natural History. In conjunction with the new exhibition Our Global Kitchen: Food, Nature, Culture (opening November 17), the festival will also present special food-themed films, including Himself He Cooks and Sweet Dreams. In the spirit of exploration, the Museum will open the vault to the AMNH archives and showcase scientific expedition filmmaking, including rarely seen early 20th-century Carl Akeley footage to present-day field research.
The festival takes place Thursday, November 29 to Sunday, December 2, 2012, at the American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West at 79th Street, Samual J. and Ethel LeFrak Theater, Kaufmann Theater, Linder Theater, and Leonhardt People Center.
Tickets are $15 Opening and Closing nights screenings or $12 for Members, students, and senior citizens; $12 general public. Tickets can be purchased by phone at 212-769-5200, online at amnh.org/mead, or at any of the American Museum of Natural History admission desks. For more information or to request a schedule by mail, the public should call 212-769-5305 or download the schedule at amnh.org/mead.