Art museum to debut ‘Radical Naturalism’ film series this summer

Published: May 24, 2022

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This summer, the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art will screen five independent films, all relating to its “Radical Naturalism” exhibition series, beginning on Thursday, June 2.

The film series will be offered free of charge and is completely open to the public. The award-winning filmmakers who crafted the films are exploring humanity’s relationship with the natural world and would like to encourage movie-goers to experience what people thought they knew from a different perspective.

The films are “Two Years at Sea” (June 2), “Plantarians” (June 16), “El Mar La Mar” (June 23), “Medium Earth” and “INFINITY minus infinity” (July 14) and “Rock Bottom Riser” (July 28). To kick off the series, the first film on June 2, which begins at 6:30 p.m., will be accompanied by an additional music performance following the screening at 7:30 p.m.

For more information about individual films and specific times, please visit the series’ website. The museum is located at 901 S. College St., and anyone with questions can call 334-844-1484 or email for more details.

Submitted by: Mason Williams

A man in the movie Plantarians

The Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art is hosting an independent film series over the course of five different dates this summer that includes Ellie Kyungran Heo’s “Plantarians,” a rumination on entangled relationships between humans and plants in urban spaces, on June 16.