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"A good day is when no one shows up... and you don't have to go anywhere."
"Engaging tribute to the face and co-founder of Burt's Bees." - Variety "Full of eccentric notes and a touch of melancholy." - Hollywood Reporter
"A brilliant film. A singular persona who has ultimately been trapped by what sets him apart." - The Moveable Fest
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Humourous, authentic and compelling, BURT’S BUZZ is a journey into the remarkable double life of Burt Shavitz— a reclusive beekeeper who reluctantly became one of the world’s most recognizable brand identities.

 

Filmmaker Jody Shapiro (How To Start Your Own Country) follows Burt from the pot-bellied stove of his rustic rural lifestyle to another world on the other side of the world, in Taiwan where the septuagenarian is greeted by hoards of his adoring fans.

 

Moving from his privileged childhood on Long Island to his early career as a photo-journalist in counter-culture Greenwich Village, Burt left his past behind to pursue an almost monastic existence as a beekeeper in upstate Maine. Between these extremes is the story of a man who chose his own path and accidentally spawned a billion dollar natural product line.

 

Guided by those who know -- or at least think they know -- Burt best, Burt's Buzz is a fascinating portrait of a singular personality who refuses to conform.

 

WHERE TO WATCH

June 13, 2014

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June 26

TORONTO, ON - TIFF BELL LIGHTBOX

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June 17, 22

2014

 

BELLINGHAM, WA - Pickford Film Center

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June 20, 2014

All Week

HARTFORD, CT - Real Art Ways

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June 25, 29

2014

 

DALLAS, TX - Texas Theatre

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NEWS

05/12/14

May 26 / 27 BURT'S BUZZ at the Seattle International Film Festival

04/23/14

BURT'S BUZZ TRAILER now playing.

A Yahoo! Movies exclusive premiere.

04/15/14

San Francisco Int Film Festival dates Announced

04/15/14

TIFF. BELL LIGHTBOX

June 13 Toronto Screening Announced!

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