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Fri, Aug 26


The Backlot Cinema

The Backlot Cinema Presents: FIRE OF LOVE

Screening under the stars in our outdoor theater, we present the extraordinary love story of intrepid French scientists Katia and Maurice Krafft, who died just as explosively as they lived —capturing the most spectacular imagery ever recorded of their greatest passion: volcanoes.

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The Backlot Cinema Presents: FIRE OF LOVE
The Backlot Cinema Presents: FIRE OF LOVE

Time & Location

Aug 26, 2022, 8:00 PM – Aug 27, 2022, 10:00 PM

The Backlot Cinema, 190 Main St, Brattleboro, VT 05301, USA

About the event

Presented by National Geographic Documentary Films, FIRE  OF  LOVE (dir. Sara Dosa, 2022) tells a story of  primordial creation  and  destruction, following two bold explorers as they venture into the unknown, all for the sake of love. 

Katia and Maurice Krafft loved two things —each other and volcanoes. For two decades, the daring French   volcanologist couple roamed the planet, chasing eruptions and documenting their discoveries. Ultimately, they lost their lives in a 1991 volcanic explosion in Japan, leaving a legacy that forever enriched our knowledge of the natural world. Director Sara Dosa, narrator Miranda July, and the filmmaking team fashion a lyrical celebration of the intrepid scientists’ spirit of adventure, drawing from the Kraffts’ spectacular archive. Before the feature we will screen the documentary short: Ten Meter Tower (2017, dir. Axel Danielsen and Maximilien van Aertryck, 16 mins, Sweden).

"Jaw-dropping and awe-inspiring" - ★★★★ Time Out

“The most spectacular volcano footage ever shot” - Variety

"The year's best documentary is also its most dangerous love story" -Slate

Join us for the 3rd Summer of Epsilon Spires transforming the parking lot into an outdoor cinema!

Picture a picnic under the stars with your friends where you are entertained by innovative films projected on the big screen. Our Backlot Cinema programming celebrates cinema past and present, both popular and experimental, highlighting diverse creative voices from around the world. Space is limited and advanced booking encouraged!

A note about seating in The Backlot Cinema:

We encourage our guests to come as if to a picnic – so please bring your own blankets, cushions or folding chairs to sit – you want to be comfortable so bring all the coziness you need! Bar and local food vendors on site. Restrooms provided.

In the case of rain the event will be moved into our Sanctuary.


  • Backlot Cinema Ticket

    Backlot Cinema Ticket Admission for one to FIRE OF LOVE. Please bring a folding chair, pillows or whatever would make you most comfortable and choose your seating with respect for others. Let us know if you require special arrangements. $2 from every ticket goes directly towards the historic preservation of the venue. Thank you for your support! Popcorn and refreshments are provided. Enjoy the program!

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  • Equity & Inclusion Ticket

    Tickets for this event are $12. Thanks to a generous grant from the Ben and Jerry’s Foundation, subsidized tickets are available for those who self-identify as experiencing financial hardship. In order to make this program accessible for all, we are offering tickets by sliding scale. Taking equity and inclusion into account, please pay what you can to help support the artists and venue

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  • Pay It Forward Ticket

    I would like to add a donation to my ticket to express my support and appreciation of the adventurous and intellectually engaging programs at Epsilon Spires. Thank you & keep up the good work!

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