Bloomingfoods is co-sponsoring the film Queen of the Sun with the Ryder Film Series this month. From the director of "The Real Dirt on Farmer John," the film asks what the collapse of bee colonies around the world can tell us about our agricultural practices and attitudes.
Roger Ebert calls this “a remarkable documentary that is also one of the most beautiful nature films I’ve seen.”
Local writer Susan M. Brackney has an article in the latest issue of Ryder magazine called “The Plight of the Bumble Bee," about her response to the film. The author of the book Plan Bee: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about the Hardest-Working Creatures on the Planet, Brackney found her own beekeeping paradigm shifting as a result of the film.
Queen of the Sun will be shown on:
• Thursday, July 21 at 7:30pm in the Root Cellar Lounge at FARM
• Friday and Saturday July 22 and 23 at 7:30pm at the IU Fine Arts Theater
• Sunday, July 24 at 7pm at Bear’s Place
• Wednesday, July 27 at the Pine Room Tavern in Nashville
• Friday and Saturday, July 29 and 30 at the IU Fine Arts Theater
Tickets are $5. Spend $75 at MAD CAD Day at Bloomingfoods on Saturday July 16, and receive a free ticket good for any screening!