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More than Honey Film Screening Calendar

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When?
July 13
What Time?
1–3:30pm

From Markus Imhoof (the director of the Academy Award nominated film THE BOAT IS FULL) More than Honey tackles the vexing issue of why bees, worldwide, are facing extinction. With the tenacity of a man out to solve a world-class mystery, he investigates this global phenomenon, from California to Switzerland, China and Australia. Exquisite macro-photography of the bees (reminiscent of MICROCOSMOS) in flight and in their hives reveals a fascinating, complex world in crisis. Writes Eric Kohn in Indiewire: ”Imhoof captures the breeding of queen bees in minute detail, ventures to a laboratory to witness a bee brainscan, and discovers the dangerous prospects of a hive facing the infection of mites. In this latter case, the camera’s magnifying power renders the infection in sci-fi terms, as if we’ve stumbled into a discarded scene from David Cronenberg’s THE FLY.” This is a strange and strangely moving film that raises questions of species survival in cosmic as well as apiary terms. NARRATED BY TWO-TIME ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEE JOHN HURT (Midnight Express, The Elephant Man, V For Vendetta, Alien)

Free for members or with paid admission.