Cave of Forgotten Dreams: A 3-D Digital Projection

Coral Gables Art Cinema. From May 13 through 19, 2011.

altA hit at this year’s Toronto Film Festival, Cave of Forgotten Dreams is an unforgettable cinematic experience that provides a unique glimpse of pristine artwork dating back to human hands over 30,000 years ago – almost twice as old as any previous discovery. In 1994, scientists discovered the caverns, and found hundreds of pristine paintings within, spectacular artwork dating back to a time when Neanderthals still roamed the earth and cave bears, mammoths, and ice age lions were the dominant populations of Europe.

Filming in 3D, Herzog captures the wonder and beauty of one of the most awe-inspiring sites on earth, all the while musing in his inimitable fashion about its original inhabitants, the birth of art, and the curious people surrounding the caves today. The Hollywood Reporter calls Cave of Forgotten Dreams “one of the best uses ever of 3D” and Salon.com says, “these images are breathtaking – unlike anything you’ve seen before or will see again.”

For over 20,000 years, Chauvet Cave has been completely sealed off by a fallen rock face, its crystal-encrusted interior as large as a football field and strewn with the petrified remains of giant ice age mammals. In 1994, scientists discovered the caverns, and found hundreds of pristine paintings within, spectacular artwork dating back over 30,000 years (almost twice as old as any previous finds) to a time when Neanderthals still roamed the earth and cave bears, mammoths, and ice age lions were the dominant populations of Europe. Since then, only a few people have been allowed access into Chauvet Cave, and the true scope of its contents had largely gone unfelt-until Werner Herzog managed to gain access. Filming in 3D, Herzog captures the wonder and beauty of one of the most awe-inspiring sites on earth, all the while musing in his inimitable fashion about its original inhabitants, the birth of art, and the curious people surrounding the caves today.

Coral Gables Art Cinema
260 Aragon Avenue
Coral Gables, FL 33134
786.472.2249
www.gablescinema.com

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