Ridge and Valley Conservancy's Annual Fall Fundraiser
VIEWING OF: A SENSE OF WONDER - NOVEMBER 6, 2011 - POSTPONED
Due to scheduling conflicts, RVC unfortunately has had to postpone our reception and viewing of "A Sense of Wonder". We apologize for any inconvenience and hope that you will join us at a future date (to be determined).
An acclaimed film on Rachel Carson's love for the natural world and her fight to defend it.
Location: Historic Blairstown Theatre
30 Main Street, Blairstown NJ (directions)
Time: 4:00 pm
Pre-Event Wine & Cheese Reception
Location: RVC's Historic Center
16 Main Street, Blairstown
Time: 2:30 pm
Cost: $45.00 (Reception & Film)
With special guest, Kaiulani Lee, star of "A Sense of Wonder".
Limited Tickets Available
A Film about Rachel Carson's love for the natural world and her fight to defend it.
Rachel Carson (May 27, 1907 – April 14, 1964) was an American marine biologist and conservationist whose writings are credited with advancing the global environmental movement
When pioneering environmentalist Rachel Carson published "Silent Spring" in 1962, the backlash from her critic thrust her into the center of a political maelstrom. Despite her love of privacy, Carson's convection and her foresight regarding the risk posed by chemical pesticides forced her into a very public and controversial role.
Using many of Miss Carson's own words, Kaiulani Lee embodies this extraordinary women in a documentary style film, which depicts Carson in the final year of her life.
The film is an intimate and poignant reflection of Carson's life as she emerges as America's most successful advocate for the natural world. "A Sense of Wonder" was shot in HD by Oscar-winning cinematography Haskell Wexler at Carson's cottage on the coast of Maine.
A Sense of Wonder was shot on location at Carson's cabin in Maine. The film is directed by Christopher Monger, produced by Karen Montgomery and Kaiulani Lee and shot by Haskell Wexler.
The film was screened at the D.C. Environmental Film Festival on March 12 and will be available in spring 2008. Check back for further details and future screenings.
Act One of A Sense of Wonder opens at Rachel Carson's cottage on the coast of Maine. Battling cancer and preparing to head back to her public life in Maryland, Carson fears these may be her last days on the coast.
Act Two begins two months later - in the wake of the furor over Carson's book Silent Spring. She finds herself simultaneously battling the chemical industry, the government and the press to get her message to Congress and the American people.
For more information, visit the "A Sense Of Wonder" film website.
Call: (908) 362-7989