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Beetle Queen Conquers Tokyo

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(No longer in theaters)
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  • Director: Jessica Oreck
  • Running Time: 89 minutes
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Jessica Oreck


Argot Pictures

Release Date

May 12, 2010

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This poetic, beautifully shot look at the Japanese obsession with exotic bugs avoids typical documentary tropes—no talking heads, little exposition—and goes for an impressionistic look at the people who collect, sell, and study these creatures, in between bursts of poetry, philosophy, and arty images of Tokyo.

A Bug's Life

Director Jessica Oreck will appear in person—with live insects!—following the evening screenings on 5/12 and 5/14.