The Magic Lantern Theater will be showing “Cave of Forgotten Dreams” on Wednesday, February 15th at 7pm and Saturday the 18th at 2pm. The 90-minute film is rated G and will be shown in the Handley Library. Co-sponsored by the Friends of the Handley, the event is free and open to the public though donations are appreciated.
Plot Summary from IMDb.com: In 1994, a group of scientists discovered a cave in Southern France perfectly preserved for over 20,000 years and containing the earliest known human paintings. Knowing the cultural significance that the Chauvet Cave holds, the French government immediately cut-off all access to it, save a few archaeologists and paleontologists. But documentary filmmaker, Werner Herzog, has been given limited access, and now we get to go inside examining beautiful artwork created by our ancient ancestors around 32,000 years ago. He asks questions to various historians and scientists about what these humans would have been like and trying to build a bridge from the past to the present.