The Arc of Oblivion | Beyond the Nest (Rochester)

The Arc of Oblivion

Set against the backdrop of the filmmaker’s quixotic quest to build an ark in a field in Maine, the film heads far afield – to salt mines in the Alps, fjords in the Arctic, and ancient libraries in the Sahara – to illuminate the strange world of archives, record-keeping, and memory. Playfully weaving stop-motion animation, spellbinding cinematography, and fascinating interviews from the director’s inner circle and experts in the field of science, culture and art – including documentarians Werner Herzog and Kirsten Johnson – Ian Cheney’s The Arc of Oblivion reveals how nature inspires the human drive behind filmmaking.

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Screening & post-film discussion on April 25.

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The Little Theatre


240 East Ave.
Rochester, NY, 14604
United States


(585) 258-0400
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The Little Box Office
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Thursday, April 25 -7pm; Saturday, April 27 -3pm


Adults without kids