DocNight: Beetle Queen Conquers Tokyo
USA, 2009, 90 Minute Running Time
Additional Countries: Japan
Language: Japanese English Sub-Titles
Special Showing at the Museum of Nature and Science IMAX theater
With Director Jessica Oreck and DMNS Entemologist Frank Krell (plus the Museum’s beetle collection on site)! Post-film reception following.
Digital presentation - The Museum of Nature and Science and the Denver Film Society invite you to a premiere screening of Beetle Queen Conquers Tokyo, hosted by filmmaker Jessica Oreck. Working backward through history, Beetle Queen Conquers Tokyo explores the mystery of Japan’s love affair with bugs. Using insects like an anthropologist’s tool kit, the film uncovers Japanese philosophies that will shift Westerners’ perspectives on nature, beauty, life, and even the seemingly mundane realities of their day-to-day routines. Afterward, discuss beetles and the film with Oreck, meet some of the Museum’s own beetles, and ask entomologist Frank Krell, PhD, about beetle behavior and biology.
For directions, click here . Please enter the Museum through entrance 1.
About Director Jessica Oreck
JESSICA ORECK [producer/writer/director] works as an animal keeper and docent at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. When not at the museum, Jessica spends her time inventing new ways to create a sense of wonder in the world. Beetle Queen Conquers Tokyo is Jessica's first feature film. She is currently in production on several animated science shows, building her own museum exhibition, and research for her next feature film.
US Distributor: Argot Pictures
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