Bugs

With global food shortages on the horizon, forward-thinking chefs, environmentalists and food scientists are turning toward an unexpected source of protein: insects. Bugs is... Read more

Bugs

Directed by Andreas Johnsen

Year: 2017
Running Time: 74
Color Type: Color
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Language: English and Danish with English subtitles
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Directed by Andreas Johnsen


With global food shortages on the horizon, forward-thinking chefs, environmentalists and food scientists are turning toward an unexpected source of protein: insects. Bugs is an artful and thoughtful new documentary that provides a perfect entry point to insect cuisine. For three years, a cast of charming and brave food adventurers from the Nordic Food Lab traveled the world—from Europe to Australia, Mexico, Kenya, Japan and beyond—to learn what some of the two billion people who already eat insects had to say. Filmmaker Andreas Johnsen followed them as they foraged, farmed, cooked and tasted everything from revered termite queens and desert-delicacy honey ants to venomous giant hornets and long-horned grasshoppers. Throughout the team’s experiences, some hard questions started to emerge. If industrially produced insects become the norm, will they be as delicious and as beneficial as the ones in diverse, resilient ecosystems and cuisines around the world? And who will actually benefit as edible insects are scaled up? Equal parts travelogue, nature documentary, food porn and political treatise, Bugs is a beautifully shot film that makes a convincing argument for the inherent flavor of insects and raises unexpected and important questions about the future of our food culture along the way.

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“Hugely entertaining. Somewhere between Jiro Dreams of Sushi and Food, Inc., at the intersection of culinary adventure and social justice.”

“Lively and thoughtful. Though it might initially look like a wacky foodie adventure show, Bugs has a conscience.”

“Fun and illuminating. Andreas Johnsen’s globetrotting documentary provides much food for thought.”

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PLAYDATES

Venue City Date
Northwest Film Forum Seattle 1514955600January 3 - January 7, 2018
Taos Center For The Arts Taos 1512968400December 11 - December 13, 2017
Grand Cinema Tacoma Tacoma 1511845200November 28, 2017
Osio Cinema Monterey 1508904000October 25 - October 31, 2017
Parkway Theatre Baltimore 1508472000October 20 - November 2, 2017
Guild Cinema Albuquerque 1508472000October 20 - October 23, 2017
Laemmle Monica Film Center Los Angeles 1507867200October 13 - October 19, 2017
Athena Cinema Athens 1507694400October 11, 2017
Milwaukee Film Festival Milwaukee 150700320010/2, 10/3, 10/8
Film Forum New York 1506484800September 27 - October 5, 2017
Fantastic Fest Austin 15042384002016 Festival
Michigan Theater Ann Arbor 1496635200June 5 - September 5, 2017


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