Film Forum press kit for Jessica Oreck's one-of-a-kind documentary BEETLE QUEEN CONQUERS TOKYO bears this caveat: WARNING: You may look more kindly upon your roaches after viewing.
TrustMovies didn't. On the other hand, he doesn't look at roaches in any par-
ticular dastardly light, either. In fact, Oreck's movie got him to thinking more about our dis-
tant neighbors, the Japanese, than anything else. The mysterious east seems even more so after a bout with Beetle Queen.
Pet Rocks, anyone?). But in this case, it's a craze for live beetles. Everyone seems to want one: men, women, especially children. I wager this is something you have never seen here in the U.S., for the Japanese citizenry seems to treat these insects as we would our cats and dogs. (Do they take them for walks, I wonder?)
American Museum of Natural History).
Argot Pictures, opens Wednesday, May 12, in New York City at Film Forum for ONE WEEK ONLY -- so don't lose out, Beetle fans, by expecting the usual second week that Film Forum generally offers with its theatrical debuts. Ms Oreck herself will be appearing live (along with some live insects!) at several of the FF screenings. Click here for dates and times.
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