Burt’s Buzz (2014)

Burt’s Buzz was released on DVD on September 16, 2014
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In Burt’s Buzz, Shapiro takes us into the reclusive backwoods world of beekeeper Shavitz, still committed to living off the land in Maine, as he has since the 1970s, in a renovated turkey coop with no running water. Shapiro explores Shavitz’s peculiar relationship with the company he co-founded with Roxanne Quimby. The birth of Burt’s Bees and its emergence as a lucrative brand may be the stuff of legend, but it’s also contentious: Shavitz sold his shares decades ago, reaping virtually nothing from the company’s financial success; yet he remains contracted to promote the brand, travelling the world making public appearances. Wise and wry, absent-minded and unflappable, Shavitz is a fascinating subject. With a steadfast, subtle hand, Shapiro exposes the contrasts and ironies that pepper Shavitz’s life–including the collision between business and personal values–and delicately mines the humour and emotion of his story.

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US DVD Release Date September 16, 2014
UK DVD Release Date UK - Not announced
Australia DVD Release Date AU - Not announced

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Complete Movie Details

Run time 88 min
Theater Release Date June 6, 2014
DVD and Blu-ray Release Date September 16, 2014
Directed by Jody Shapiro
Studio Kino Lorber
MPAA Not-Rated (Not Rated)
Genre(s) Documentary
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