Monthly Classic Film Series
The Danville Museum Classic Film for the month of April will celebrate the arrival of spring with the motion picture “Winged Migration” on Friday the 14th, at 7:00 p.m. Regular admission fees will apply, with free admission to Museum members. This 2001 documentary follows several species of migratory birds over a four year filming period. These birds travel several hundreds if not thousands of miles toward the equator in the autumn, and make the return journey to their higher latitude summer homes in the spring, always taking the same route, using the natural compasses of the universe, the stars, to find their way.
This award winning film is difficult to classify: part nature film, part documentary, part drama - and completely beautiful. The makers of this film used every imaginable flying and suspending machine in order to film birds wherever they went. From ultra-light planes to hot air balloons, to hang gliders the camera operators managed to capture what must be the most amazing shots of flying ever filmed. The crew traveled the world to follow birds in migration (and some in their native habitat). This is a marvelous film that will captivate all ages.
The Classic Film Series is free to Danville Museum of Fine Arts & History members, and regular museum admission fees would apply to non-members ($10/adult, $8/senior, $4/Students, and active military).
Cash bar and concession will be available