Flight of the Butterflies

Genre:  Documentary, Family
Running Time:  45 min.
Release Date: October 5, 2012

Current rating: Rating: 4.36
based on 22 votes and 8 reviews
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Cast: Gordon Pinsent, Patricia Phillips, Shaun Benson, Stephanie Sigman


The monarch butterfly is a true marvel of nature. Weighing less than a penny, it makes one of the longest migrations on Earth across a continent to a place it has never known.

Follow the monarchs' perilous journey and join hundreds of millions of real butterflies in the remote mountain peaks of Mexico. With breathtaking cinematography, be captivated by the true and compelling story of an intrepid scientist's 40-year search to find the monarchs' secret hideaway. Unravel the mysteries and experience the FLIGHT OF THE BUTTERFLIES.

Director: Mike Slee
Studio: SK Films
Producer(s): Jonathan Barker, Mike Slee, Rafael Cuervo
Screenplay: Mike Slee, Wendy MacKeigan
Official Site: www.flightofthebutterflies.com

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  • 5 stars "What can I say but nothing more than Beautiful."
  • 4 stars "Great movie!"
  • 5 stars "It is a scientific adventure movie at it's very best! Dr. Fred Urquhart took close to 40 years to discover the monarch butterflies' secret hideaway. The movie showed the most incredible migration on Earth. The production team filmed hundreds of millions of monarchs in their remote sanctuaries in Mexico. Following their migratory routes from Canada, across the U.S. and into Mexico. This movie gives you the feeling that you are part of the most spectacular migration experience."