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Nestled in an isolated mountain region deep within the Balkans, Hatidze Muratova lives with her ailing mother in a village without roads, electricity or running water. She’s the last in a long line of Macedonian wild beekeepers, eking out a living farming honey in small batches to be sold in the closest city — a mere four hours’ walk away. Hatidze’s peaceful existence is thrown into upheaval by the arrival of an itinerant family, with their roaring engines, seven rambunctious children and herd of cattle. Hatidze optimistically meets the promise of change with an open heart, offering up her affections, her brandy and her tried-and-true beekeeping advice.It doesn’t take long however, before Hussein, the itinerant family’s patriarch, senses opportunity and develops an interest in selling his own honey. Hussein has seven young mouths to feed and nowhere to graze his cattle, and he soon casts Hatidze’s advice aside in his hunt for profit. This causes a breach in the natural order that provokes a conflict with Hatidze that exposes the fundamental tension between nature and humanity, harmony and discord, exploitation and sustainability. Even as the family provides a much-needed respite from Hatidze’s isolation and loneliness, her very means of survival are threatened.

Friday, August 23: 8:30pm
Saturday, August 24: 3:30pm
Saturday, August 24: 8:30pm
Sunday, August 25: 4:30pm
Thursday, August 29: 8:30pm
Friday, August 30: 6:00pm
Saturday, August 31: 6:00pm
Thursday, September 5: 6:00pm

“Honeyland is both an immersive experience and an undeniably gorgeous reflection on our relationship to nature.” …Full Review

“This lovely, heartrending movie leaves you marveling at her history and thinking anxiously for her future – and wondering, perhaps, why her example of basic decency has become so endangered.” …Full Review

“Stefanov and Kotevska have done more than record the rhythms and textures of rural life. They have shaped their observations… into a luminous neorealist fable, a sad and stirring tale of struggle, persistence and change.” …Full Review

85 minutes / NR
$7 Adult, $6 Child/Student/Senior

August 24 2019


Date: August 24, 2019
Time: 8:30 pm
Recurring: See other dates & times
Cost: $6 – $7
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