Loved the passion for insects from Jessica Oreck, a young woman animal keeper at the Museum of Natural History, whose first documentary opens this week in Manhattan at Film Forum.
She’ll even show up Wednesday and Friday at 6:30 and 8:20 with live beetles. Apparently (?), Japan is mad for beetles, one collector paying $90,000 for a rare specimen.
I heard her interviewed yesterday on one of my favorite radio shows, The Leonard Lopate Show, and her unlikely enthusiasm for creepy crawlies was lovely. If a woman could be said to be the patron saint of insects, she’s in the running.
Here’s a short video of her and photos of her apartment, with lots of tiny, cool things carefully curated within it like a mini-museum, with an interview with her, from one of my favorite websites, apartmenttherapy.com.