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Up Next in Science Is Fiction: 23 Films by Jean Painlevé

  • Sea Urchins

    Directed by Jean Painlevé • 1928 • France

    From 1927 to 1928, Jean Painlevé made his first three films aimed at the general public. Shown in 'ciné-clubs' and avant-garde movie theaters of Paris, these films were written and edited to entertain as well as educate. SEA URCHINS, one of these educati...

  • How Some Jellyfish Are Born

    Directed by Jean Painlevé • 1960 • France

    Through a combination of underwater, time-lapse, and microscopic photography, Jean Painlevé creates a beautiful study of the reproduction cycle of jellyfish.

  • Liquid Crystals

    Directed by Jean Painlevé • 1978 • France

    A semi-psychedelic collection of different liquids crystalizing under a microscope.