On April 22, there will be a special benefit screening of the award winning documentary QUEEN OF THE SUN: What are the Bees Telling Us? by local filmmaker Taggart Siegel, who also made the movie The Real Dirt on Farmer John.

All proceeds will benefit the Friends organization, who is hosting the event with the Portland Parks Foundation. The trailer is at: http://www.queenofthesun.com/about/trailer/. There will be a Q&A session with the director and producer and a special sneak preview of their new film: SEED: The Untold Story. People joining or renewing with the Friends will receive free seeds and discount coupons for local businesses, and qualify for the SPECIAL OFFER from Columbia Sportswear (described below).

WHERE: Bagdad Theater, 3702 SE Hawthorne Blvd. Note: 21 & over only.

WHEN: Earth Day, Monday, April 22, 2013, doors 5:30pm/movie 7pm TICKETS: $9 /$8 in advance purchased at the Bagdad’s box office or website (click here to buy tix) (+ $1 ticketing fee), or to avoid $1 fee, at Bee Thinking, 1551 SE Poplar St, www.beethinking.com and Garden Fever, 3433 NE 24th Ave, www.gardenfever.com

SPECIAL OFFER: Through our partnership with Portland Parks Foundation, we are able to extend a fantastic offer from Columbia Sportswear: a 30% shopping discount* off your next entire store visit. In order to receive your discount certificate, join or renew your membership with FPCG (click here) or donate $10 or more to the “Community Gardens in Parks” fund (click here) either online or at the movie event. *Restrictions do apply.