Summer Film Series | March of the Penguins


Summer Film Series | March of the Penguins

Thursday, August 3, 2023 @ 8:00 pm


Blair-Joline Courtyard, Mathey College

This year’s selection of outdoor film screenings features three films notable for their remarkable use of landscapes, inspired by the exhibition Traces on the Landscape, on view at Art on Hulfish through August 6. Arrive by 8 p.m. and bring a blanket or chair—we’ll provide the popcorn! 

Screenings begin at sunset.

This screening will immediately follow our annual family picnic on the lawn, beginning at 6 p.m. with barbecue fare, family friendly activities, and live music. 

March of the Penguins (2005) 

80 minutes, Rated G; directed by Luc Jacquet 

At the end of each Antarctic summer, the emperor penguins of the South Pole journey to their traditional breeding grounds in a fascinating mating ritual that is captured in this documentary by the intrepid filmmaker Luc Jacquet. The journey across frozen tundra proves to be the simplest part of the ritual: after the egg is hatched, the female must delicately transfer it to the male and make her way back to the distant sea to nourish herself and bring back food to her newborn chick. Narrated by Morgan Freeman. 

Rain date: Wednesday, August 9 

LATE THURSDAYS! This event is part of the Museum’s Late Thursdays programming, made possible in part by Heather and Paul G. Haaga Jr., Class of 1970. Additional support for this program has been provided by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts

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 Movie poster with title and a large penguin looking down on a baby penguin
March of the Penguins (2005), movie poster