Environmental Film Festival: Margaret Mee and the Moon Flower

Discover the life and work of botanical illustrator Margaret Mee in the documentary Margaret Mee and the Moonflower.

The British-born artist spent more than 36 years in Brazil and produced a vast array of botanical watercolors. Mee is considered one of the most important artists of the 20th century.

Drawing on the artist’s diaries, interviews, and narratives, the film reveals a tireless advocate for the preservation of Brazilian flora. Mee’s love of nature and art provide a constant reminder of the need to preserve our environment.

Written and directed by Malu De Martino (2012, 80 min.). 


Recommended. $5 general; $4 members, seniors, and students.


Margaret Mee and the Moonflower

Presented in conjunction with the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital.