Friday, August 26, 2011

Movie Night: Queen of the Sun

Our first movie night in the Roy Kepler Pavilion was a fantastic success. We completely sold out our screening of Tapestries of Hope last Saturday and even had to turn some people away (We're sorry! Another screening might be in the works... If you missed Tapestries of Hope and are interested in a second Saturday screening in September, send Clark an email at Clark[at]Keplers[dot]com).

This weekend, we're screening Queen of the Sun, a gorgeous documentary about honeybees and their alarming disappearance. By following the stories of beekeepers, philosophers, and scientists from around the world, this film investigates the ancient relationships between bees, humans, and their shared environments. Directed and produced by Taggart Siegel, this film has already won multiple awards and received enthusiastic reviews.

Roger Ebert called it "a remarkable documentary that's also one of the most beautiful nature films I've seen" and Ian Buckwalter of NPR described it as "a hymn to nature's unappreciated pollinators--whose existence has come under threat... making a sunny and optimistic case for why the world is worth saving, via gorgeous imagery and poetic appreciations of the bees themselves."

How can you resist that?

Local beekeeper Cat Fraley will be on hand to answer questions, and the screening will include honey and coffee tastings by Coastal Bee and Cafe Pura Vida, respectively. Ticketholders will also receive discounts from Roger Reynolds Nursery and Kepler's.

The screening is on Saturday, August 27th, at 7:00 PM. For tickets and more information, go HERE. (Clever tip: tickets are FOUR DOLLARS cheaper if you buy them in advance--$12 instead of $16 at the door.)


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