Plaza at MAMA Farm is a monthly film-event hosted by The Plaza Cinema at Isabella Rossellini's newly named MAMA Farm. This month we are screening the film HONEYLAND on October 12 and October 15 at 7PM. This film will feature a post-screening discussion with Ms. Rossellini about the importance of bees and the bee keeping practice.
*Post-screening discussion with Isabella Rossellini about bee keeping and the importance of bees.
The most awarded film out of this year's Sundance Film Festival, HONEYLAND is an epic, visually stunning portrait of the delicate balance between nature and humanity that has something sweet for everyone. 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.
Directed by Ljubomir Stefanov, Tamara Kotevska
Running Time 1 hr 25 mins
Sat, Oct 12 - 7:00 P* - SOLD OUT
Tues, Oct 15 - 7:00 P* - SOLD OUT
This event will take place at Isabella Rossellini’s farm. Parking at 279 South Country Road, Brookhaven, NY, 11719. Look for Plaza signs and banners. Seating is indoors and limited to 40 people. Do not bring alcoholic drinks. Snacks and beverages are available for purchase.