Microcosmos

Please Note: This film is no longer showing at Railroad Square Cinema

Kathy Murray, Ph.D., IPM Entomologist, Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, will hold a post-screening live insect presentation in the Railroad Square Cinema garden! Presented as part of Arts in Bloom, this event is free and open to the public.

One of the most successful nature documentaries of all time, Microcosmos (1996) captures the fun and adventure of a spectacular hidden universe revealed in a breathtaking, close-up view unlike anything you’ve ever seen! Your family will marvel at a pair of stag beetles dueling like titans. The kids will stare bug-eyed as a magnificent army of worker ants race to stock their larder … while trying to avoid becoming a feisty pheasant’s dinner. And you’ll have a front-row seat to witness an amazing transformation from caterpillar to butterfly, the remarkable birth of a mosquito, and several other minute miracles of life. With its tiny cast of thousands, Microcosmos leaves no doubt that “Mother Nature remains the greatest special effects wizard of all” —New York Times. Rated G. 80 Min.