Beetle Queen

Monday, May 10, 2010

Jessica Oreck, animal keeper at the American Museum of Natural History, discusses her lifelong love of insects and her new documentary "Beetle Queen Conquers Tokyo," which explores the world of Japanese insect-lovers, looking at the religious, literary, and philosophical underpinnings of a nation’s entomological obsession. "Beetle Queen Conquers Tokyo," opens at Film Forum Wednesday, May 12.

Event: Jessica Oreck will be in person with live insects
Wednesday, May 12 and Friday, May 14 at the 6:30 and 8:20 screenings
Film Forum
209 West Houston Street


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Comments [3]

The Truth from BKNY

SRY....I am not going to knowingly eat bugs!

May. 10 2010 01:30 PM
mozo from nyc

I lived in Japan for three years and saw tons of various kids with caged insects. I remember hearing their version of locusts buzzing during the summer called zemi.

May. 10 2010 01:27 PM
The Truth from BKNY

FYI...they eat them in S.America also! How 'bout we stay focused on Tokyo Jessica...don't divert to Africa.

May. 10 2010 01:24 PM

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