Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403 Map
Wed, Aug 10, 2011
7:30pm
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GOOD FOOD FESTIVAL FILM SERIES: CELEBRATING 30 YEARS OF THE SANTA MONICA FARMERS MARKET
With Panel Discussion!
QUEEN OF THE SUN: WHAT ARE THE BEES TELLING US?
Co-Presented by Slow Food Los Angeles and the Santa Monica Farmers Market

This installment of the Good Food Festival Film Series follows the honey bee's struggle to survive in a world of industrial agriculture. An insightful panel discussion will follow the film with Denise Ritchie of Malibu Compost, Ruth Askren of Backwards Beekeepers, and
Scott Kleinrock of The Ranch at the Huntington Botanical Gardens, moderated by Lisa Lucas Talbot of Slow Food Los Angeles.

Panel discussion about local bee-friendly practices including urban beekeeping, bee rescue, permaculture and biodynamic farming to follow the film. Q&A moderated by Lisa Lucas Talbot, co-leader of Slow Food Los Angeles and Slow Food USA regional governor for Southern California.
QUEEN OF THE SUN: WHAT ARE THE BEES TELLING US?
2010, 83 min, USA, Dir: Taggart Siegal

The role bees play in pollinating plants is critical to our food supply, which is why their mass disappearance, a phenomenon known as Colony Collapse Disorder, should concern us all. This beautifully photographed documentary looks at man’s long history with the honeybee, how pesticides and industrial farming practices threaten the insect, and what we can do to restore the balance between agriculture and nature. “Revelatory. … Honey has never looked so delicious. Or so precious.” - Jeannette Catsoulis, The New York Times.


Screening format: DVD
Aero Theatre • Wed, Aug 10, 2011 • 7:30pm
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