Our 30th Season Opener!
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3
Salute to Filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg
ArcLight La Jolla
The Cinema Society of San Diego turns 30, and we celebrate by saluting the gifted and talented filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg, who grew up in San Diego, and attended Crawford High School.
Louie is an award-winning cinematographer, director and producer who captures breathtaking images that celebrate life -- revealing connections, universal rhythms, patterns and beauty. With childlike wonder, the precision of a Swiss watchmaker and the gift of a great storyteller, he takes audiences on journeys through distance and time, helping us to truly see our world - its vast swaths of beauty and its smallest miracles - while inspiring humanity to become more responsible caretakers of this fragile planet we all share.
Louie will introduce, screen and discuss two of his films, each shown twice (you pick!) at special times (listed below) at ArcLight La Jolla.
PLEASE NOTE: At approximately 6:30pm, in the ArcLight La Jolla Patio area, The City of San Diego Council President Todd Gloria will be honoring the Cinema Society of San Diego on its 30th anniversary.
4:00pm and 7:00pm
WINGS OF LIFE
Louie's latest film, WINGS OF LIFE, narrated by Meryl Streep, is a feature-length documentary made for Disneynature. Utilizing time-lapse, high-speed and macro cinematography, the film offers an intimate and unprecedented high-definition glimpse into the hidden world of butterflies, hummingbirds, bats and bees - the precarious relationship between flowers and their pollinators - with a third of the world's food supply depending on these increasingly threatened species. Prior to screening WINGS OF LIFE, Louie will present GRATITUDE, an inspirational short that reminds us why each day in our lives is a precious gift, and that experiencing the world through gratitude can open our hearts. Running Time: 77 Minutes. Rated G
4:30pm and 7:30pm
Heartland Film Festival Winner
AMERICA'S HEART & SOUL
From 2005, AMERICA'S HEART & SOUL is a valentine to our country. From sea to shining sea, from amber waves of grain to purple mountain majesties, it's not merely the land that makes America beautiful -- it's her people. Captured with stunning cinematography, AMERICA'S HEART & SOUL takes you on a journey that weaves across this great nation, revealing a rich tapestry of ordinary people living extraordinary lives as they follow their dreams with the freedom of spirit that's uniquely American. Prior to screening AMERICA'S HEART & SOULD, Louie will present GRATITUDE, an inspirational short that reminds us why each day in our lives is a precious gift, and that experiencing the world through gratitude can open our hearts.
Running Time: 88 Minutes. Rated PG for mild thematic elements.