Butterfly Town USA Film

Butterfly Town USA is a film by Dorothy Fadiman and Marlo McKenzie.  It follows a community in Pacific Grove, California, working to protect the Monarch Grove Sanctuary, an urban preserve located near the city center.  Internal disagreements about how to best take care of this beautiful habitat are escalating at a time when climate change, deforestation, and pesticides are decimating the milkweed plants that Monarchs need to survive and impacting the Monarch population in general.  The film shows that change happens one person, one community at a time.  The citizens of Pacific Grove inspire us with their activism, which is motivated by their love for Monarch Butterflies.

The Monarch Butterfly Habitat Volunteer Committee is pleased to present a screening of Butterfly Town USA at Trilogy Monarch Dunes in Nipomo on Thursday evening, November 12.  Film makers Dorothy Fadiman and Marlo McKenzie will join us at this event to share their insights into the making of this chronicle of one California community’s efforts to save the monarchs.

Click here to see an invitation to this screening.

Click here to watch the film trailer.

Click here to see shorts about the film which include interviews with Dr. Kingston Leong and Judy Richards, MBHVC Chair.

Last updated 28 Sep 2015.