Special Screening – Meet the Director - Bee Movie (followed by a Q&A with Director Steve Hickner)

Sinnott Family - Bank of Utica Auditorium
MWPAI Film Series
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Directed by Simon Smith & Steve Hickner, 2007, United States, Rated PG, 90 min.

Celebrated animator and director, Steve Hickner, has directed animated movies such as Bee Movie and The Prince of Egypt. Most recently, he has been a storyboard artist for several DreamWorks Animation movies including Home, Mr. Peabody and Sherman, and Shrek Forever After. Mr. Hickner will personally introduce this screening of Bee Movie, and stick around to discuss the film and take questions immediately following. This special event is part of PrattMWP’s “Past, Present, and Future Weekend” celebration. Limited seating available.

A recent college graduate, Barry B. Benson (voiced by Jerry Seinfeld) wants more out of life than the inevitable career that awaits him and every other worker in New Hive City--a job at Honex making honey. Barry jumps at the chance to venture out of the hive, and soon encounters a world beyond his wildest dreams. When Barry inadvertently meets a quirky florist named Vanessa, he breaks one of the cardinal rules of beedom--he talks to her. A friendship soon develops, and Barry gets a guided crash course in the ways of the human race. When he shockingly discovers that anyone can purchase honey right off the grocery store shelf, he realizes that his true calling is to stop this injustice and set the world right by suing the human race for stealing the bees' precious honey.

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Tickets are on sale 30 minutes prior to each screening.

  • Admission:
    $6 MWPAI Members
    $8 General Admission
    $4 Students
    Free for PrattMWP Students
  • Film Passbooks that don't expire:
    10 discounted admissions are available
    at the Performing Arts Ticket Office:
    $55 for MWPAI Members
    $75 for General Admission

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