BUGS the film hits the big screens in the Netherlands – but you don't even need to leave your couch to see it, thanks to a new initiative called Filmthuis.
That said, if you want a real taste of insects, you should come to the Dutch premiere at de Balie cinema in Amsterdam on 20 May. This great event will feature a tasting served by the people from Bugzz.
Following the screening Roberto Flore, Nordic Food Lab’s Head Chef who is also part of the documentary, will take part in a Q&A with one of the most knowledgeable people when it comes to entomophagy: Wageningen University’s Professor Arnold van Huis, who has worked with the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation counselling them on the future of edible insects.
Either Roberto or van Huis will also be present for tastings and introductions at a number of the other screenings in Dutch cinemas that are to follow the premiere.
As if all of this wasn’t enough to make for an incredible Dutch launch of BUGS, a revolutionary new initiative will make it all the more impressive. Recently the film’s Dutch distributor, Herrie, has initialized the concept Filmthuis which gives cinemas the opportunity to host screenings in online screening rooms at the same time as the theatrical release.
So it looks like BUGS will receive an amazing welcome in the Netherlands with tastings, Q&As, and a great online presence to boost.
Details for all screenings will be added to our calendar.
You'll be able to find the online screening rooms on the websites of participating cinemas:
De Balie: www.debalie.nl/filmthuis
Filmtheater ‘t Hoogt: www.hoogt.nl/filmthuis
Filmthuis Den Haag: www.filmthuisdenhaag.nl/filmthuis
LUX Nijmegen: www.lux-nijmegen.nl/filmthuis
De Lieve Vrouw: www.lievevrouw.nl/filmthuis
Chassé Cinema: www.chasse.nl/filmthuis
Filmtheatre Hilversum: www.filmtheaterhilversum.nl/filmthuis