António Gouveia and Alexandra Cook are going to be in Macau at the festival This is My City to talk about the documentary series No Trilho dos Naturalistas. My episode of the series, shot in Angola, is going to be screened at the talk. December 6th, at Casa Garden, 6pm.
Today I’ll be in Coimbra’s Botanical Garden, at 18h, with biologist António Carmo Gouveia, talking about plants in films.
O Grande Ecrã Verde (The Big Green Screen) is the name of our talk. We will be showing excerpts of films, like 1951’s Alice in Wonderland, where the flowers try to understand what kind of flower is Alice; or Douglas Sirk’s All That Heaven Allows, where Rock Hudson shows Jane Wyman the trees she has in her garden, like this Keolreuteria, The Golden Rain Tree.