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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Queen of the Sun: Stinging Bee Documentary Comes to the Roxie

Posted By on Tue, Mar 22, 2011 at 3:07 PM

Queen of the Sun Filmmaker Screenings

Where: Roxie Theater, 3117 16th St. (at Valencia), 863-1087

When: Fri., Mar. 25, 7 and 9 p.m.

The rundown: On the screen, bees used to be only slightly less menacing than Chucky. Nowadays ― as colony collapse has gone from something thick-lensed culture critics warned about to a crisis for California's megabillion-dollar agricultural industry ― bees don't look quite so scary. Taggart Siegel's bee documentary, Queen of the Sun: What Are the Bees Telling Us?, is filled with awe for the busy little creatures, and real alarm about their disappearance. Siegel will be on hand for both showings Friday, as his film begins a weeklong run at the Roxie. Even if you're terrified of bees, something tells us that by the end of Queen of the Sun, you'll be buzzing about the little things. Slow Food San Francisco will be on hand, too, with a table in the lobby.

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