VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE: Nat Geo Docs Celebrates A Beautiful, Fiery Love Story With A Special Los Angeles Valentine’s Day Screening Of “Fire Of Love” – Recap Here!

Narrator Miranda July, Director Sara Dosa, Producer Shane Boris, and Moderator Dylan Byers at the Los Angeles special screening of National Geographic's "Fire of Love"
alexisjoyvipaccess | National Geographic’s Los Angeles special screening of “Fire of Love”

“Maurice, Katia, and the volcanoes. It is a love story.”

There are a countless amount of things that can bring people together – from a common set of interests to similar hobbies. For Katia and Maurice Krafft, an explosive love for volcanoes was the fuel for their burning and passionate love. National Geographic’s Fire of Love is a captivating story following renowned volcanologists, Katia and Maurice Krafft, and their awe-inspiring adventures capturing some of the world’s most recognized volcanic eruptions.

Katia and Maurice Krafft were the first ever volcanologist couple. They set out to get up close and personal with the gushing flow of lava spurting out from volcanoes and masterfully document their discoveries. With the click of her camera button, Katia captured these explosions while Maurice recorded their findings on video. The Kraffts weren’t just scientists, they were pioneers. They blazed the trail for future volcano scientists, filmmakers, cinematographers, and curious minded individuals. They left behind some of the most incredible archival footage to date of volcanic eruptions… and the most riveting story along with it.

Fire of Love is nothing short of a cinematic masterpiece. The footage is breathtaking; and it allows viewers to get closer to a part of nature we all may never get the chance to experience in that close of a proximity ever in our lifetime. This beautiful story of love shows us that we shouldn’t fear the unknown. We should explore it. We should challenge it. And we should enter into the unknown, because what may come out of it may move us in more ways than imaginable.

National Geographic Documentary Films hosted a special screening of Fire of Love on Feb. 14 at The Theatre at Ace Hotel in Los Angeles, California. What better way to have celebrated Valentine’s Day than by following Katia and Maurice’s remarkable love story and great passion for studying the volcanic eruptions happening on our planet?! Nat Geo Docs also hosted another Valentine’s Day screening from one coast to another at the Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center in New York City.

Director, producer, and writer, Sara Dosa and producer Shane Boris attended the Los Angeles screening and took part in a brilliant Q&A after the screening moderated by Dylan Byers and featuring special guest, Miranda July, who narrated the documentary.

“As a filmmaker, I’m just always looking for stories that are about the human relationship with nature, especially when there’s kind of an allegorical or mythic dimension, and I felt like this relationship, they literally had a love triangle with this elemental force that seems like such a phenomenally, mythical type of story, and one that perhaps, would be one we want to explore,” said Dosa during the Q&A.

Katia and Maurice Krafft’s legacy truly lives on forever. Their impact, not just in the study of volcanoes, but in science, and in the world as a whole, is profound.

AlexisJoyVIPAccess had a marvelous time attending the Los Angeles special screening of Fire of Love. It was an unforgettable Valentine’s Day celebration to experience this mesmerizing film for one night only in theaters.

Fire of Love is a must-see and it deserves its many awards, recognitions, and nominations. It was even nominated for Best Documentary Feature at the Academy Awards. Watch Fire of Love streaming now on Disney+.

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