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Films & Schedules - THE GALAPAGOS AFFAIR


Sat, Feb 8, 2014
at 3:30 PM (World Trade Center Theater)
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Thu, Feb 13, 2014
at 8:30 PM (Cinemagic)
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DIRECTOR: Daniel Geller, Dayna Goldfine - UNITED STATES

Darwin meets Hitchcock in this gripping, stranger-than-fiction murder-mystery. In 1929, Berlin physician Friedrich Ritter and his lover Dore Strauch left Germany for the deserted Galapagos island of Floreana. Inspired by Nietzsche, Ritter intended to escape “monster” civilization and write in solitude. But soon the couple was discovered by the international press, who trumpeted them as “the Adam and Eve of the Galapagos.” Others flocked to the island—first, the Wittmer family, who fancied themselves as “the Swiss Family Robinsons of the Galapagos,” followed by an Austrian baroness with two lovers and plans for opening a luxury hotel. Then, two inhabitants were found murdered, and paradise became just another hell on earth. Rare archival footage, voice performances by Cate Blanchett and Diane Kruger, and modern-day interviews spin a tale of idealistic dreams gone awry. (126 mins.)

Co-producer Celeste Schaefer Snyder in attendance 2/8 and 2/13. Celeste is still attending the Saturday, 2/8 screening despite the snow!

Filmography: Isadora Duncan: Movement from the Soul (89), Kids of Survival (96), Ballets Russes (05).

Sponsored by Chipotle Mexican Grill.


Interests: Documentary.

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