Screening of Film on Rachel Carson's life "A Sense of Wonder" Friday, March 27th at Anthology Film Archives – And it's free!

Updated 1:30 p.m.: This is a one time screening at Anthology and it is suggested that you RSVP to senseofwonderrsvp -at-  The actress who plays Rachel Carson and others will be speaking after the screening.


Check out the screening of “A Sense of Wonder,” a new film about the last year of environmental activist and pioneer Rachel Carson’s life as she battles cancer and in the wake of publishing her groundbreaking book “Silent Spring.” The film will be shown Friday night, March 27th, at Anthology Film Archives in Manhattan.

Jay Feldman, of environmental group Beyond Pesticides, says of the film: “I just saw it on the big screen for the first time last week in D.C. It was fabulous. Kaiulani Lee, the actress, is Rachel Carson in the film and is powerful.”

The film is free and the screening is open to the public.

Details: Friday, March 27, 7:30pm Anthology Film Archives Theater, 32 2nd Avenue at E. 2nd Street (trains: one block from the F or V train, 2nd Ave. stop)

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This year’s National Women’s History Month will honor Rachel Carson. Carson’s bestseller Silent Spring led to the banning of the chemical DDT, the creation of the Clean Water Act and the Environmental Protection Agency, and the birth of the organic food movement.

March activities celebrating Rachel Carson include 100 nationwide screenings of the newly released film, “A Sense of Wonder.” The film depicts Rachel Carson in the last year of her life, as she battles cancer and the chemical industry and focuses her final energy on getting her message to Congress and the American people amidst the publishing of “Silent Spring.”

This film is absolutely remarkable. You cannot walk away unmoved.” — Bill Moyers.

Senator Olympia Snowe of Maine: “Rachel Carson taught us that the natural world and human society are, indeed, interdependent and indivisible, and moreover that we have an obligation as stewards of the environment to safeguard and protect the world around us. … Her life and the guiding principles that shaped it … continue to inspire us all.”

“A Sense of Wonder” stars Broadway, film and television actress Kaiulani Lee and uses Carson’s own words in telling her story. Noted drama critic Christopher Rawson says, “What Lee achieves in barely an hour is something rare; she merges herself with Carson’s spirit.”

For more information on pesticides and how they affect our health and environment in New York City, please check out the work of the No Spray Coalition!


Note: After this post, this blog writer is resuming a break until Monday, April 13th barring any ‘breaking’ news on Washington Square Park! Thank you.

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6 thoughts on “Screening of Film on Rachel Carson's life "A Sense of Wonder" Friday, March 27th at Anthology Film Archives – And it's free!”

  1. Although many websites give the information you have about the Rachel Carson movie, it does not show up on Anthology Film Archives website. I just spoke with someone in their office who says they are not showing this movie. Can you clarify? Is it showing somewhere else in NY perhaps? Thanks.

  2. Hi Susannah,

    Yes, it’s on but good to know that the person answering the phone at Anthology didn’t know! Because it is a one time screening, apparently the information doesn’t go up on the theater’s web site. ?? The information has all been confirmed by the film’s publicist and the actress and others will also be speaking after the screening. Also, I added in information about rsvp-ing to my post above.

    Thanks for stopping by. Hope you make it to the film!


  3. Aaron,

    What a wonderful write up about my blog and Washington Square Park. That might be the nicest compliment I’ve gotten. And from Florida! Thank you! I will spend more time on your blog later today. Also what you wrote about what blogs can *be* to their neighborhoods was really interesting. Thanks so much!

    WSP Blog.


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