Documentary Film: The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden
05/08/2014, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
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Hitchcock in this true-crime tale of paradise found and lost. A fascinating
documentary portrait of a 1930s murder mystery as strange and alluring as the
famous archipelago itself, the film opens as a Berlin doctor and his mistress
start a new life on uninhabited Floreana Island. But after the international
press sensationalizes the exploits of the Galapagos’ “Adam and Eve”, others
flock there—including a self-styled Swiss Family Robinson and a gun-toting
Viennese Baroness and her two lovers. Things would never be the same.
Newly unearthed home movies of the original settlers, testimonies of modern day
islanders, stunning HD footage of native flora and fauna, and powerful voice
performances by the likes of Cate Blanchett and Connie Nielsen bring this
extraordinarily macabre story to life.
Directors: Dan Geller and Dayna Goldfine | 2013 | USA | 120 minutes