MORE THAN HONEY is more than a film
SEE THE MOVIE
Come join us at a screening of the award-winning documentary, MORE THAN HONEY, in which Oscar-nominated director Markus Imhoof tackles the issue of why bees, worldwide, are dying. He searches around the world including the Swiss Alps, Varroa destructor-free Australia, California’s almond orchards and the fields of China, where so many bees have died that crops have to be hand-pollinated.
Read our interview with the director of MORE THAN HONEY, Markus Imhoof.
TASTE LOCAL HONEY
We’re hosting tastings of delicious, authentic NYC-grown honey at the screenings. It’s a great opportunity to connect with people and discuss of bees, honey and the importance of supporting local beekeepers. Come join us!
- DATE: Wednesday, June 12th (opening night) and Friday, June 14th
- TIME: 6pm and 8:30pm screenings each night
- LOCATION: Film Forum, 209 W Houston St, NYC
ABOUT THE FILM, MORE THAN HONEY
Oscar-nominated director Markus Imhoof (THE BOAT IS FULL) 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.
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