On Tuesday night I spent an hour and a half crawling through LA’s rush hour traffic (yes, the stories are true) to watch a screening of the “The Fire of Love”, a National Geographic documentary film centered around the touching love story of two French scientists, Katia and Maurice Krafft, who were united by their passion for roaming the planet chasing erupting volcanos. Spoiler alert – it all ends in tears.
The Oscar nominated film was directed by Sara Dosa, and it is terrific – visually stunning, moving, and at times frankly terrifying. But if I’m honest, it probably wouldn’t have been my first choice. But I was there because I was invited to this “private” screening by Puck – it was their endorsement that overcame my lethargy. The fact that the 1600-seat theater was packed suggests that others shared a similar reaction.