- May 26 & 27 - All libraries CLOSED for Memorial Day
In 2010, a documentary called "Cave of Forgotten Dreams" won 9 film awards. I was fortunate enough to see this amazing film twice on large screens in the movie theaters, including once in 3D. The cave that is revealed is Chauvet Cave in France. Closed by a landslide for at least 25,000 years, it was discovered in 1994. Inside the cave are beautiful rock formations, bones, footprints... and the oldest paintings in the world.
Director Werner Hertzog and three others were allowed access to the cave for 4 hours at a time for 6 days. They were not allowed to touch anything other than the narrow, suspended walkway reaching through a portion of the cave. Specially constructed filming equiptment was used to make the movie.
Chauvet cave will never be open to the public, but you can see this remarkable cave on film. San Jose Public Library card holders can check out the "Cave of Forgotten Dreams" on DVD for free, and can even place a request for it.
Your public libraries hold books and films on many wonders. Explore them at your local library!