Sloan Foundation Film
A devastating and heartrending take on grizzly bear activists Timothy Treadwell and Amie Huguenard, who were killed in October of 2003 while living among grizzlies in Alaska.
Grizzly Man chronicles the life and death of bear enthusiast Timothy Treadwell, who was killed, along with his girlfriend, Amie Huguenard, by a rogue bear in October 2003. In one of the most extreme—and ultimately tragic—experiments in human-animal cohabitation ever attempted, for 13 consecutive summers, Treadwell lived (and finally died) among the bears at an Alaskan national park. The footage that he himself shot forms the core of this fascinating inquiry into the fragile relationship between man and nature.
- What does Timothy Treadwell’s life and death tell us about the ways in which humans can coexist with wild animals?
- The dangers of romanticizing nature and ignoring scientific reality
Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT
The State Theatre, Modesto, CA
Hollywood Theatre, Portland, OR
Amherst Cinema, Amherst, MA
Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, NY
The Loft Cinema, Tucson, AZ
Capri Theatre, Montgomery, AL
Moxie Cinema, Springfield, MO
The Film Society of Minneapolis St. Paul, Minneapolis, MN
Maine Film Center / Railroad Square Cinema, Waterville, ME
Robinson Film Center, Shreveport, LA
Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline, MA