The Woman Who Loves Giraffes


On Saturday, February 15th at the Triplex, the 6:15 screening of Zeitgeist Films' "The Woman Who Loves Giraffes" will have a one time only Q & A with Emily Russo following the showing. Ms. Russo is the co-founder of Zeitgeist Films, a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Executive Branch and a SUNY Binghamton graduate with a Cinema Studies degree. Her company has produced over 200 films since 1988, including early work by Todd Haynes, Christopher Nolan, Fran├žois Ozon, Laura Poitras and Atom Egoyan. In 2003, Zeitgeist won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Picture with "Nowhere in Africa" and in 2008, MoMa celebrated Zeitgeist's 20th anniversary with "Zeitgeist: The Films of Our Time", a retrospective featuring titles including Jacques Demy's "The Umbrellas of Cherbourg", Todd Haynes' "Poison", and Yvonne Rainer's "Privilege".

Dr. Anne Innis Dagg re-traces the steps of her groundbreaking 1956 journey to South Africa to study giraffes in the wild. Now, at 85 years old, Anne sees a startling contrast between the world of giraffes she once knew and the one it has become. Weaving through the past and present, her harrowing journey gives us an intimate look into the factors that destroyed her career and the forces that brought her back.

CAST: Tatiana Maslany, Victor Garber

DIRECTOR: Alison Reid

RUN TIME: 81 min