Fire of Love with animator Lucy Munger

New York Times Critics' Pick
98 mins.
Directed by Sara Dosa
PG
English and French with subtitles
2022

Join us for a post-screening, in-theater Q&A with Lucy Munger, one of the animators of the film—and a local from Amherst! This special screening is FREE to Amherst Cinema Members.

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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, leaving a legacy that forever enriched our knowledge of the natural world.

Director Sara Dosa and the filmmaking team fashion a lyrical celebration of the intrepid scientists’ spirit of adventure, drawing from the Kraffts’ spectacular archive. Narrated by Miranda July, FIRE OF LOVE tells a story of primordial creation and destruction, following two bold explorers as they venture into the unknown, all for the sake of love.


“Mind-boggling... There’s a reason that volcanoes have, throughout human history, been worshiped and placated like gods. Maurice and Katia Krafft represent a secular, scientific variation on that old-time religion.” A.O. Scott. A New York Times Critic's Pick!