Date(s) - 29/01/2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
TRU Alumni Clocktower Theatre
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GE Free is thrilled to host the first film in the Films for Change series (’cause a change is gonna do ya good!). Queen of the Sun: What are the Bees Telling Us? is a winner of 10 international film festival awards described by Roger Ebert as ““A remarkable documentary that’s also one of the most beautiful nature films I’ve seen.” The movie is a profound, alternative look at the global bee crisis from the award-winning director of THE REAL DIRT ON FARMER JOHN. Taking us on a journey through the catastrophic disappearance of bees and the mysterious world of the beehive, this alarming and ultimately uplifting film weaves together a dramatic story of the heart-felt struggles of beekeepers, scientists and philosophers around the world. This spellbinding film explores the long-term causes that have led to one of our most urgent global food crises, illuminating the deep link between humans and bees.
TRU Environment and Sustainability is a sponsor of the Films for Change series. The movie will be followed by a facilitated discussion. Admission is by donation. Doors open at 6:30.
For more details on the Films for Change Series, click here.
PRAISE FOR QUEEN OF THE SUN
“A remarkable documentary that’s also one of the most beautiful nature films I’ve seen.”
– Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
“Revelatory! Honey has never looked so delicious. Or so precious.”
- Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times – Critic’s Pick
“ The feel-good advocacy movie of the year. ”
- Box Office Magazine
“Visually sumptuous…lovingly shot, near-psychedelic imagery, which serves as an unusually visceral reminder of the rich variety in nature—and what’s at stake if bees bug out for good.
– Village Voice
“Rich, Elegant, Edifying. One of the most beautifully filmed documentaries that I’ve ever seen.”
– Hollywood Report Card
“Must-see film.. Likely the most important documentary of the year.”
“A creative exploration of the global honeybee crisis replete with remarkable nature cinematography, some eccentric characters and yet another powerful argument for organic, sustainable agriculture in balance with nature.”
-Alissa Simon, Variety
out of 4 “Fascinating new documentary… an irresistible romance about the essential role that honeybees play in maintaining earth’s fragile ecosystem. A cautionary tale with a hopeful outlook.”
-Jeff Shannon, The Seattle Times