Movies about Art: Cave of Forgotten Dreams

The Fairfield Public LIbrary hosts a screening of the film, Cave of Forgotten Dreams, Wednesday, June 17, in the Rotary Room. To accommodate people coming by Senior Bus, the movie will begin at 10:20 and run for 90 minutes.

One of the most successful documentaries of all time, Cave of Forgotten Dreams, from director Werner Herzog, offers a breathtaking cinematic experience into the Chauvet Cave in France, home to the most ancient pictorial art ever discovered. The film provides a unique view of nearly inaccessible, pristine works dating back more than 30,000 years — almost twice as old as any other known to exist. Herzog evokes wonder and curiosity in equal measure as he explores the very beginning of human culture. Reference Associate Lauren DeNisco will host this film, continuing her foray into the art world begun with the Skype-a-Docent program she established at the Library in 2013. Registration is requested.

Look for more Movies about Art, coming your way this summer.

This film series is an extension of the Skype-a-Docent program which offers tours of cultural interest, particularly art, to seniors and others who may not be able to travel out of town. A docent from various museums and venues takes us on a private tour via Skype – a video phone call. When the Skype call is projected onto the large screen in the Library’s Rotary Room, it allows us to view exhibits up close and to converse directly with our guide. Skype-a-Docent tours, featured in the spring and fall, are also brought by the Library to a few senior living facilities in town.

All programs at the Fairfield Public Library are free. To register, or for more information about this and other programs, visit fairfieldpubliclibrary.org or call 203-256-3160. Follow the Fairfield Public Library on Twitter: www.twitter.com/fairfieldpublib and Facebook: www.facebook.com/fairfieldlibrary.

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