Above: Promotional graphic for the film, "Beetle Queen Conquers Tokyo"
Come to the San Diego Natural History Museum on Thursday, May 30th at 7:30 PM, for the screening of "Beetle Queen Conquers Tokyo."
About the Film:
From the smallest backyard to the top of Mt. Fuji, insects inspire an enthusiasm in Japan seen nowhere else in the world. "Beetle Queen Conquers Tokyo" opens in modern-day Japan where a single beetle recently sold for $90,000 and delves into the ineffable mystery of the country’s age-old love affair with bugs.
Working backward through history, the non-fiction film untangles the web of cultural influences behind Japan’s rich and enriching social relationship with insects. First released in 2009, "Beetle Queen Conquers Tokyo" was nominated for the Truer Than Fiction Award at the 25th Independent Spirit Awards.
Price: Members, Staff, Volunteers $9; Nonmembers $12