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The Honeys and Bears

Sunday, May 8, 2016 - 6:30pm

The Honeys and Bears

Veena Rao | 
USA |
 2015 | 
4 minutes

A seniors’ synchronized swimming team discovers their deep love for the water in this sunny ode to personal passion. -DW

Precedes
Catherine Ryan and Gary Weimberg | 
USA |
 2015 | 
65 minutes

Meet Dr. Marian Diamond, renowned academic and research scientist, and prepare to be smitten. Catherine Ryan and Gary Weimberg’s film follows this remarkable woman over a 5-year period and introduces the viewer to both her many scientific accomplishments and the warm, funny, and thoroughly charming woman herself, who describes her 60-year career researching the human brain as “pure joy.”

Preceded By
Simon Cunich | 
Australia |
 2016 | 
30 minutes

When an Australian man accidentally discovers a new species of spider, the quest to scientifically verify it takes on a Homeric cast. -DW

Filmmaker

Veena Rao

Veena Rao is a filmmaker based in Brooklyn, New York. Her films have screened at festivals worldwide, have been featured on publications such as The Atlantic, and National Geographic, and have aired on the Documentary Channel and Current TV. She is an alumna of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts and a member of Brooklyn Filmmakers Collective, Film Fatales, and the New York Women in Film & Television Documentary Committee.