Sunday, February 25, 2018
8:00 pm
Firehouse Center for the Arts
Q&A after the film
73 min
Andreas Johnsen

6 PM Reception

(with complimentary cheese, wine and “special snacks”)

7 PM Screening

8:30 PM Post-Film Panel Discussion

(Q&A with Peter Markoe, co-founder of Coalo Valley Farms, a micro-farm startup specializing in sustainable production and cruelty-free processing of premium cricket protein & Emily Kanter, co-owner of Cambridge Naturals which carries Chirps Chips, snacks made from cricket flour.)


For the past three years, a team from Copenhagen-based Nordic Food Lab, made up of chefs and researchers, has been travelling the world to learn what some of the two billion people who already eat insects have to say. In BUGS, film director Andreas Johnsen follows them as they forage, farm, cook and taste insects with communities in Europe, Australia, Mexico, Kenya, Japan and beyond. During their journey they encounter everything from revered termite queens and desert-delicacy honey ants to venomous giant hornets and long-horned grasshopper.

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The Firehouse Center for the Arts

The Firehouse Center for the Arts is adjacent to Newburyport's scenic waterfront park. The Firehouse Center is a hallmark for local culture and arts. Programming is broad-based, and includes dance, music, theater, and art.

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Newburyport Screening Room

The Screening Room is Newburyport’s gem of a cinema. This 99-seat theater has been running reels nightly since 1982. The Screening Room is one of the only places on the North Shore that shows independent and foreign films.

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Newburyport Public Library

The Newburyport Public Library occupies a historic federal mansion in downtown Newburyport. The Tracy Mansion has an impressive history of early guests including George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and John Adams.

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