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Fri, Apr 9 at 12:01 am – Sun, Apr 18 at 11:59 pm PST
Employing a rich and romantic visual tapestry, this drama tells the story of Mendel, who grew up enchanted by the migrating monarch butterflies in his native Michoacán. Now, he sequences their DNA in New York while trapeze lessons allow him to experience their flight. On a visit back home to Mexico, the young man finds himself weighing matters of culture, love, and family, recognizing how his own life path has followed the migration of the beloved insects he studies. Part of the Sloan Science on Screen program.
Alexis Gambis is a French-Venezuelan filmmaker, molecular biologist, and an assistant professor in the departments of Sciences and Arts & Humanities at New York University Abu Dhabi. His feature films include The Color of Time (2012), The Fly Room (2014), and Mosaic (2017). He is a 2019 TED fellow and he is the founder and artistic director of the Imagine Film Festival, dedicated to exploring the intersection of art and science.
Language English, Spanish
Original Language Title Hijo de monarcas
Director Alexis Gambis
Producer Abraham Dayan, Maria Altamirano
Executive Producer Alexis Gambis, Thomas Campbell Jackson, Gerry Ohrstrom, Matthew Putman, William Mapother, Jonathan Estreich, Richard Lipkin
Writer Alexis Gambis
Editor Èlia Gasull Balada, Alexis Gambis
Cinematographer Alejandro Mejía
Music Cristóbal MarYán
Cast Tenoch Huerta Mejía, Alexia Rasmussen, Lázaro Gabino Rodríguez
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