Beetle Queen Conquers Tokyo

Directed by Jessica Oreck

OFFICIAL SELECTION
SXSW FILM FESTIVAL
WINNER
CINEVEGAS FILM FESTIVAL
OFFICIAL SELECTION
AFI
WINNER
SPOTLIGHT AWARD
CINEMA EYE HONORS
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2009, 90 min

Working backwards through history, Beetle Queen Conquers Tokyo explores the mystery of the development of Japan's love affair with bugs using insects like an anthropologist's toolkit, the film uncover Japanese philosophies that will shift Westerners' perspectives on nature, beauty, life, and even the seamingly mundane realities of their day-to-day routines.

Screenings

  • May 12-18, 2010 ONE WEEK ONLY
  • Film Forum
    Director Jessica Oreck in person with live insects! Wed., 5/12 & Thur., 5/14 at 6:30pm & 8:20pm Jessica Oreck and Hugh Raffles, author of Insectopedia, Sun., May 16 at 4:40pm
  • New York, NY
  • June 27, July 4, 11, 2010 5:15pm
  • Symphony Space
    6/27: Director Jessica Oreck in person at the 5:15pm show
  • New York, NY
  • July 9-22, 2010
  • Sundance Kabuki Cinema
    Director Jessica Oreck in person 7/9 & 7/10 at the 7:10pm show with live insects. Copresented by SaveNature.Org and the Japan Society of Northern California.
  • San Francisco, CA
  • July 30 - August 11, 2010
  • The Screen
    HELD OVER
  • Santa Fe, NM
  • February 24 - March 2, 2011
  • FilmBar
  • Phoenix, AZ

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Jessica Oreck, Director, Beetle Queen Conquers Tokyo