My short film Honey Bee has been chosen to screen at the annual Chatham New York Keep Farming Film Festival on Sunday March 15. Here is the link to the schedule.
IsNine films about farms, farming, and farmers will be presented at the Crandell Theatre and a “Meet Your Maker” reception at Peint O Gwrw will follow the screenings. This event is sponsored by the Chatham Film Club, Chatham Agricultural Partnership, and Columbia Land Conservancy
Admission is free, but attendees are requested to bring a donation of a nonperishable food item for the Chatham Silent Food Pantry. Cash donations are also gladly accepted.
This exciting and unique film festival presents both local and global perspectives. These films were made by professional and amateur filmmakers, and the films are selected by a panel representing the sponsoring organizations.
Film title: Honey Bee
Filmmaker: Cathy Grier
Running time: 3:57 min.
Synopsis: For 30 years, Coxsackie, NY residents and bee keepers Walter and Nonie Bauer have sold honey products in New York City’s Union Square farmers market. Cathy Grier stopped by to film Twin Spruce Apiaries’ last market day for her Inspiration Project.
About the filmmaker: Cathy Grier calls her gritty film making style “lo-fi with a hi-human content.” She is also known as NYCSubwayGirl where she has been performing folk-blues in the NYC subways and stations since 1999. With the advent of small cameras and smart phones, Cathy began spontaneously filming people who stopped by her public space performances and asked a simple yet complex question, “What inspires you?” Her Inspiration Project web series has 100’s of short films and won best Documentary Web Series at the 2014 Chain Film Festival in Long Island City, NY.