Jan 30 2018 — Feb 04 2018
dir. Andreas Johnsen
With global food shortages on the horizon, chefs, environmentalists, and food scientists are turning to an unexpected source of protein: insects.

This thoughtful new documentary follows a cast of charming and brave food adventurers from the Copenhagen-based Nordic Food Lab as they travel around the world to explore the vast and growing world of insect cuisine. Everything from revered termite queens and dessert-delicacy honey ants to venomous giant hornets and long-horned grasshoppers is on the menu in this beautifully shot film, which goes beyond the gross-out to raise unexpected and important questions about the future of our food culture. (2017, 74 min, digital)

Member Event

YBCA Members are invited to a special bug-themed event!

Jan 30, 2018
6:30-7:30PM Reception
7:30PM Film screening

Tickle your tastebuds with bites made with bugs, collect recipes, and learn more about the history of and burgeoning marketplace for edible insects. (Snacks made without insects will be available.) After the reception, join us for a private screening of Bugs.

This event is FREE for YBCA Members, with a two ticket limit per membership. RSVP »

Featuring Snacks By: Don Bugito, Chirps, and Gran Mitla

don bugito   chirps     gran mitla

*YBCA Members are invited to exclusive programs with thought-provoking artists, curators, and members of the Bay Area cultural community, and can also receive discounted tickets to YBCA Presented events and programs, as well as a host of other amazing benefits. See all benefits »

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Ticket Info

Regular Admission: $10

Student, Senior, Teacher: $9
Available in advance at our Box Office or by phone: 415-978-2787.

YBCA Members

Pay What You Can level: Regular admission

Individual level and above: $8

All Access and Curators Circle: Free

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Yerba Buena Center for the Arts is grateful to the City of San Francisco for its ongoing support.

YBCA Programs in 17–18 are made possible in part by: The James Irvine Foundation.

Additional Funding for YBCA Programs 17–18: National Endowment for the Arts, Abundance Foundation, Grosvenor, and Members of Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.

Lead Image: Andreas Johnsen, Bugs (2017) movie poster; courtesy the distributor.