The Utah Film & Video Center will screen "WAX, or the Discovery of Television Among the Bees," an excursion into "electronic cinema" by David Blair, at 8 p.m. Friday, April 7, in the Salt Lake Art Center auditorium, 20 S. West Temple. Admission is $5.
The 85-minute film, starring Blair, Meg Savlov, Florence Ormezzano and William Burroughs, "reimagines the world as it might be perceived through the blurred eyesight of a bee," said New York Times critic Stephen Holden. "With its shifting, alternative realities, `Wax' might also be described as an electronic video answer to `Total Recall' with the weirdness multiplied exponentially." It employs film, video and computer graphics.Set partially in Alamogordo, N.M. - birthplace of the atomic bomb - "Wax" is the story of Jacob Maker, who keeps "Mesopotamian" bees inherited from his grandfather (Burroughs). The bees reveal to him their world, and Maker travels through time, to both past and future.