Based on the story of renowned butterfly expert Robert Pyle (David Cross) who embarked on a life-changing trek through one of America's most important unprotected wildlands in the summer of 1995.

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Tom Putnam

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Tom Putnam, Robert M. Pyle (based on the book by)
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David Cross ... Robert Pyle
David Koechner ... Shayne
Debra Messing ... Thea Pyle
Gary Farmer ... Densmore
Kimberly Guerrero ... Teresa
Cameron Esposito ... Monty
Ayanna Berkshire ... Mrs. Gordon
Olivia Ritchie ... Amie
Tony Doupe ... Professor Keasey
Shelly Lipkin ... Professor Trimble
Peyton Dilweg ... Maggie
Brian Adrian Koch ... Joey
Ryan Findley Ryan Findley ... Jesse
Christian Wilson ... Background
Patterson Hood ... Joe
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Based on the story of renowned butterfly expert Robert Pyle (David Cross) who embarked on a life-changing trek through one of America's most important unprotected wildlands in the summer of 1995.

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Get lost. Find yourself.


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The actual Guggenheim Fellowship grant which Robert Pyle received was for researching Bigfoot and not butterflies (and moths) as depicted in the film. See more »

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A Perfect Film for the Pandemic
28 October 2020 | by jeff-922-866989See all my reviews

The Dark Divide is a gem of a film with a perfect balance of heartfelt drama and cringe comedy that leaves you feeling very understood in a year of chaos. And in a time where we are all feeling cooped up at home, the film takes us on a cinematic journey through the healing powers of mother nature, reminding us that grief and hope are often intertwined. Both David Cross and Debra Messing portray characters that are wholly unique from past roles, and the noteworthy supporting cast leave bold impressions. Based on the true stories of author and butterfly expert, Dr. Robert Michael Pyle, the movie seeks to find common ground in a thicket of biodiversity (quite relatable right now). Left vulnerable in the wild, human connection boils down to the mysteries of life and the inevitability of death. Oh and it has a pretty rad soundtrack. Yay Avett Brothers and newcomer Samantha Crain.


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18 September 2020 (USA) See more »

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