Beetle Queen Conquers Tokyo

beetle queenBeetle Queen Conquers Tokyo delves into the ineffable mystery of Japan's age-old love affair with insects. A labyrinthine meditation on nature, beauty, philosophy and Japanese culture that might just make you question if your 'instinctive' repulsion to bugs is merely a trick of western conditioning.

The film's director, Jessica Oreck, will join us remotely after the screening for a Q&A with the audience via live video feed.

"observes the phenomenon with a curious, incisive eye" - Richard Brody, The New Yorker
"a doorway to something huge and eternal" - Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out New York
"remarkable... quietly spellbinding" - Justin Chang, Variety

This film is co-presented by UM Exhibit Museum of Natural History and the UM Center for Japanese Studies.

Tickets: $9 general admission; $7 for students/seniors/veterans; $6.50 for AAFF and Michigan Theater members.
Advance tickets are recommended and available here.

Trailer for the film:


Posted on October 19th, 2010