Academy Award Short Films by Robin Lehman

DON’T (USA, 1974, 19 min.)

A lyric passage of a Monarch butterfly is depicted in this film, beginning with its birth through its delicate metamorphosis from caterpillar to butterfly and on its perilous journey from country to city. Adversaries from a praying mantis to a railroad train to humans threaten the butterfly’s freedom. Images are accompanied by music from Chopin. Directed and produced by Robin Lehman. 1975 Academy Award-winner, Best Short Documentary.

Shown as part of a program of Robin Lehman’s Oscar Short Films, along with NIGHTLIFE and END OF THE GAME.

Introduced by Flo Stone, President and Founder, Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital. Discussion with filmmaker Robin Lehman.

Ticket/Reservation Info:

FREE, no reservations needed.

National Museum of Natural History, Baird Auditorium

10th St. & Constitution Ave., NW

(METRO: Federal Triangle or Smithsonian)

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