HOME now playing at the Village East Cinema

February 1, 2011

Friday 2/4 through Thursday 2/10, see international sensation HOME for FREE at the Village East.

Yann Arthus-Bertrand’s first feature film makes its US premiere this weekend. Arthus-Bertrand’s aerial photography is renowned for its sweeping views of Earth’s most impressive landscapes. He explains his unique environmental perspective and self-taught art in a New York Times article:

â??No one is an environmentalist by birth,â? he said, â??It is only your path, your life, your travels that awaken you.â?Mr. Arthus-Bertrand first found inspiration in a small, solitary experience, when three decades ago he painstakingly observed a family of lions in Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya.â??The lions taught me photography,â? Mr. Arthus-Bertrand said. â??They taught me patience and the sense of beauty, a beauty that penetrates you.â?A former actor with no higher education, Mr. Arthus-Bertrand described himself as a â??violent child,â? attending 15 different schools as a boy. He discovered aerial photography working as a hot-air balloon pilot in Kenya. From the air, he explained, you see the world differently, and borders disappear.For years he shot photos for the Paris-Dakar rally, Club Med catalogs and various clients in Morocco. In 1992 he stumbled across the notion of â??sustainable developmentâ? in an article in the newspaper Le Monde, and that serendipitous moment changed his life.â??I didnâ??t know what it was,â? he said, â??but started looking into concepts such as fair trade and ozone layer.â?His work on â??Earth From Aboveâ? made him an environmentalist, he said. Over eight years, he photographed about 160 countries and read dozens of books on environmental issues. Few publications were willing to publish his work at first. He sold prints to pay for his flights and mortgaged his apartment to finance the book.â??Earth From Aboveâ? has come to be viewed in France as the bible of aerial photography and has spawned similar books like â??Paris From the Airâ? and â??New York From the Air.â? For Mr. Arthus-Bertrand, the experience has been â??like winning the lottery.â?

(Full article here)Reserve your FREE tickets online now at www.VillageEastCinema.com – use Fandango promo code NYCHOME.Bringing a large group? Contact Andrew Smoker at 212.871.6839 to make arrangements for 10 or more.