March of the Penguins

Film - Feature | May 4 | 3 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This French documentary, which we present in its English version narrated by Morgan Freeman, captures the habits of emperor penguins over the course of a year, following their migration, mating rituals, laying of eggs, and search for food. We have the chance to observe (and fall in love with) the flightless birds as they waddle and slide through the snow, and come to understand how penguins care for their young in perhaps the harshest environment on earth, the Antarctic. Beautifully photographed in breathtaking long shots and extreme close-ups, March turns a nature documentary into an engrossing and inspiring adventure film.

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