Film Screening: "Madagascar" with Marlin Darrah _ by the Geographical Society of Philadelphia

Wednesday, October 2, 2013 - 2:00pm - 7:30pm
Ritz East Theatre, 125 South 2nd Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19106
United States

The Geographical Society of Philadelphia cordially invite you to attend the film screening of Marlin Darrah's, Madagascar, at the Ritz Theater.

With machete in one hand and video camera in the other, Marlin Darrah traveled to Madagascar, an isolated island home to mammals, birds and plants that exist nowhere else on earth.

The country of Madagascar is located off the southeast shores of Africa. Home to some of the world's most intriguing and unique fauna, flora, landscapes and cultures, some people travel the great distance to Madagascar to experience a place not yet overrun with tourists. It is a place with lemurs bounding along through the paths in forests, or jumping from tree to tree overhead, and chameleons hiding in the trees watch as you pass by.

But Madagascar is also a place greatly desired by notorious pirates some 300 years ago. At one time, there were more than 5000 pirates and their families living on a small island just off the coast of Madagascar. Pirates like Captain Kidd came for the safe harbor, fresh water, luscious fruits and sensuous island women. Some believe the pirates also buried some of their silver and gold booty, stolen from Muslim pilgrim ships plying the waters of the Indian Ocean. The film tells the story of Madagascar and also shows you small bits of treasure that your humble filmmaker found on Pirate Island.

The film will be screened at 2:00 PM and 7:30PM on Wednesday, October 2.

Watch a 10-minute preview of Marlin Darrah's, Madagascar.


$17 GSP Members, $20 Non-members

Open to Public  (limited tickets available).

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