Archive for May, 2011

Queen of the Sun. What are the bees telling us? — Sat. June 11

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011


From the director of The Real Dirt on Farmer John comes a profound, alternative look at the tragic global bee crisis. Juxtaposing the catastrophic disappearance of bees with the mysterious world of the beehive, Queen of the Sun weaves an unusual and dramatic story of the heart-felt struggles of beekeepers, scientists and philosophers from around the world. Featuring Michael Pollan, Gunther Hauk and Vandana Shiva, Queen of the Sun reveals both the problems and the solutions in renewing a culture in balance with nature.

In 1923, Rudolf Steiner, a scientist, philosopher & social innovator, predicted that in 80 to 100 years honeybees would collapse. His prediction has come true with Colony Collapse Disorder where bees are disappearing in mass numbers from their hives with no clear explanation. In an alarming inquiry into the insights behind Steiner’s prediction Queen of The Sun examines the global bee crisis through the eyes of biodynamic beekeepers, scientists, farmers, and philosophers. On a pilgrimage around the world, 10,000 years of beekeeping is unveiled, highlighting how our historic and sacred relationship with bees has been lost due to highly mechanized industrial practices. Featuring Michael Pollan, Vandana Shiva, Gunther Hauk and beekeepers around the world, Queen of The Sun weaves a dramatic story which uncovers the problems and solutions in renewing a culture in balance with nature.

What can be done about it? Find out on June 11.

SHORT: Not Your Time: The Musical

An autobiographical musical, NOT YOUR TIME follows the life and career disappointments of Sid Rosenthal (Jason Alexander), an ex-Hollywood screenwriter, now a studio censor film editor. Winner Best Short Film: Boston International Film Festival 2011 … and more.

Rose City Shorts Fest Results

Monday, May 16th, 2011
Rose City Shorts Fest Results

Rose City Shorts Fest Results

Norwich Community Cinema is happy to announce the results of the first Rose City Shorts Fest. The event was held Saturday evening May 14th at the Donald L Oat Theater in the Norwich Arts Center.

Attendees packed the house and spent two hours enjoying back-to-back short films. The diverse group of Shorts offered something for everyone as votes were cast for each of the shorts screened.

The winner of the Rose City Shorts fest 2011 is Spider which received 30% of the votes cast. Runner up is Table 7 garnering 22.5% of votes. Honorable mention goes to Water coming in third with 15%.

The fun-filled evening was a great success and we look forward to seeing all the new faces at upcoming screenings.

Please visit our Norwich Community Cinema Facebook Page for photos of the evening’s festivities!

After the Wedding — Friday, May 27, 2011

Monday, May 2nd, 2011

Donald L. Oat Theater, NAC
Free of charge
Contributions appreciated
Doors: 7:00 pm
Movie: 7:30 pm

Picture 7

Jacob Petersen has dedicated his life to helping street children in India. When the orphanage he heads is threatened by closure, he receives an unusual offer. A Danish businessman, Jørgen, offers him a donation of $4 million dollars. There are, however, certain conditions … Not only must Jacob return to Denmark, he must also take part in the wedding of Jørgen’s daughter. The wedding proves to be a critical juncture between past and future and catapults Jacob into the most intense dilemma of his life.

After the Wedding was directed by Susanne Bier, starring Mads Mikkelsen and Sidse Babett Knudsen. The film was a critical and popular success and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. The film is in Danish with English subtitles.

The movie is Rated R.