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Katia and Maurice Krafft loved two things — each other and volcanoes. Their legacy forever enriched our knowledge of the natural world.

National Geographic Docs presents this extraordinary story of volcanologists Katia and Maurice Krafft and their work. Director Sara Dosa and the filmmaking team fashion a lyrical celebration of the intrepid scientists’ spirit of adventure, drawing from the Kraffts’ spectacular archive. FIRE OF LOVE tells a story of primordial creation and destruction, following two bold explorers as they venture into the unknown, all for the sake of love.

Please join Illinois Science Council for a FREE screening (registration required) of this highly acclaimed film. “Fire of Love” recently won the Jonathan Oppenheimer Editing Award at the Sundance Film Festival. Watching hot lava in a cool theater is the perfect summer night out!

French scientists Katia and Maurice Krafft devoted their lives to uncovering the mystery of volcanoes, chasing fire around the world and in the process capturing some of the most spectacular imagery of the earth ever recorded. Told through the lenses of this magnetic couple, FIRE OF LOVE is a visual romance that takes place on an intimate and awesome scale, exploring how their shared passion enabled pioneering research in the 1970s and 80s that helped save lives, but ultimately ended their own.

Rated PG. Seating is limited. Reserve tickets today here: https://FireofLove.eventbrite.com