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May 16 - June 9, 2013   Start the Festival in style with the SIFF 2013 Opening Night Gala! The evening features the Seattle premiere of Much Ado About Nothing, with director Joss Whedon and cast members Alexis Denisof, Amy Acker, Nathan Fillion, and Clark Gregg scheduled to attend.

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More Than Honey

With dazzling nature photography, Academy Award®–nominated director Markus Imhoof (The Boat is Full) takes a global examination of endangered honeybees—spanning California, Switzerland, China and Australia—more ambitious than any previous work on the topic.

Schedule
May 23, 2013
Thursday
8:30 PM SIFF Cinema Uptown Date has passed
June 4, 2013
Tuesday
4:30 PM Egyptian Theatre Date has passed

As entrancing as March of the Penguins, More Than Honey features some of the most spectacular footage of bees ever put on film. But this is not just a picturesque nature documentary. It’s also an investigation into a mystery. What is killing off the world’s bee populations at an alarming rate? This dire situation is devastating to the human species, too; without bees, one-third of the world’s food would not exist. To find answers, Academy Award®-nominated director Markus Imhoof travels the world, talking to and observing the inner-workings of beekeepers, farmers, and scientists. Through the use of amazing point-of-view cinematography that defies the imagination, we actually soar through the air with the bees. A top audience favorite at both the Vancouver International Film Festival and IDFA (the world’s most prestigious documentary festival), the movie is also a personal narrative. Imhoof’s grandfather owned an orchard and cannery and built a special house for 150 bee colonies. Heartfelt, gorgeously shot, and suspenseful, More Than Honey is an important, thought-provoking, and enriching experience.

Director Biography
Markus Imhoof is a Swiss screenwriter and director. His film The Boat is Full won a Silver Bear at the 1981 Berlin International Film Festival.

Sponsored in part by Antioch University Seattle, The Essential Baking Company, KPLU

Director: Markus Imhoof
Country: Germany, Austria, Switzerland
Year: 2012
Running Time: 90 minutes
Producer: Pierre-Alain Meier, Markus Imhoof, Thomas Kufus, Helmut Grasser
Screenplay: Markus Imhoof
Cinematographers: Jörg Jehsel
Editors: Anne Fabini
Music: Peter Scherer
Website: http://www.morethanhoney.senator.de/
Awards: Bavarian Film Awards 2013 (Best Documentary); Swiss Film Awards 2013 (Best Documentary, Best Music)
Filmography: Fire in Paradise (1997); Les Petites illusions (1991); The Mountain (1990); The Journey (1986); Via Scarlatti 20 (1982); The Boat is Full (1980); Volksmund (1972)
Language: German, English
Subtitles: Yes
Format: HDCAM
US Distributor: Kino Lorber
International Sales: Films Boutique
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