Courtesy of Alexis Gambis

Son of Monarchs

Part of Science on Screen (2021) & Las Premieres
Thursday, October 7, 2021, 7:00 p.m.
Museum of the Moving Image – Redstone Theater

With filmmaker Alexis Gambis in person

Dir. Alexis Gambis. 2021, 97 mins. DCP. In English and Spanish. With Tenoch Huerta Mejia, Alexia Rasmussen, Lázaro Gabino Rodríguez. Winner of the Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Prize at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival, Son of Monarchs follows a butterfly biologist (Mejia of Sin Nombre and Narcos) as he returns from New York to his hometown in the monarch butterfly forests of Michoacán, Mexico. Issues surrounding identity, migration, transfiguration, and science punctuate this poetic film. Join us for a special preview screening in advance of the film’s premiere on HBO Max. View trailer.

Presented in partnership with the Imagine Science Film Festival and Cinema Tropical.

Tickets: $15 / $11 senior and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / discounted for MoMI members ($7–$11). Order tickets. After your purchase, an electronic ticket will be sent via email. All seating is general admission. Please review safety protocols before your visit.

About the filmmaker:
Alexis Gambis is a French-Venezuelan filmmaker and biologist. His films combine documentary and fiction, often embracing animal perspectives and experimenting with new forms of scientific storytelling. He is currently working on two feature-length projects. His upcoming French-American docu-fiction entitled Mousetrap brings together memory, mice, and magical realism in a haunting story about a young behavioral scientist obsessed with his childhood home. His next biopic, currently in development, entitled El Beso is about a retro-futurist journey into the life and science fiction writings of early 20th-century Spanish father of neuroscience Santiago Ramón y Cajal.