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Bee Here Now: Queen of the Sun is the Bee's Knees

Queen of the SunWe bumblers at The Plate like a bad pun as much as the next blog, but we’re breaking out in hives as we comb the possibilities in giving you the buzz on Queen of the Sun: What are the bees telling us? Don’t be skep-tical, but we’ll try not to drone on and wax poetic about swarming to the Hollywood Theater on September 17 for the opening of a beeautiful film from the team that brought you The Real Dirt on Farmer John.

Please. Stop Us Now.

By Portland Proclamation, September 17 is the first day of Honeybee Week and Mayor Sam Adams will be at the Hollywood Theater that night for the 7:30 p.m. screening of Queen of the Sun, a documentary that takes an alternative look at the global honeybee crisis. Filmed all over the world (especially Portland), the movie celebrates the all things bee and features beekeepers, scientists, and philosophers, including Vandana Shiva and Michael Pollen Pollan.

The film will run at the Hollywood until at least October 4 and on most nights between September 17 and September 25, the producer, director and local beekeepers will be in attendance for post-film Q&A sessions. For more info and advance tickets, go to the movie site.

The Bureau of Planning and Sustainability is proud to be a sponsor of Queen of the Sun. We just wish Sting has done the music.