THE GALAPAGOS AFFAIR: Satan Came to Eden
Sponsored by: John Neely and Christine Sullivan, Peter and Betsy Merry & Chris Cuddy
Directed by Dan Geller & Dayna Goldfine
ONLINE TICKETS SOLD OUT. LIMITED AVAILABILITY AT THE CINEMASALEM BOX OFFICE. Darwin meets Hitchcock in this true-crime tale of paradise found and lost. THE GALAPAGOS AFFAIR: Satan Came to Eden is a fascinating documentary portrait of a 1930s murder mystery as strange and alluring as the famous archipelago itself. Fleeing conventional society, a Berlin doctor and his mistress start a new life on uninhabited Floreana Island. But after the international press sensationalizes the exploits of the Galapagos’ “Adam and Eve”, others flock there—including a self-styled Swiss Family Robinson and a gun-toting Viennese Baroness and her two lovers. Things would never be the same.
THE GALAPAGOS AFFAIR is the tale of what happened when these disparate dreams collided on a harsh island barely capable of supporting human life: a study of mysterious disappearances and likely murder for some, but also of survival and triumph for others. Set in the archipelago where Darwin made his revolutionary discoveries about species adaptability, THE GALAPAGOS AFFAIR explores the realities of building a civilized existence absent any social structures and norms, and the resulting unique and often troubled history of human interaction on the Galapagos Islands.