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‘Exploding Arthropods’ Highlight This Year’s ‘Insect Fear Film Festival’


Illinois Public Media's Brian Moline previews the 33rd Annual Insect Fear Film Festival with its creator, U of I entomology professor and department head May Berenbaum.

The t-shirt design for this year's Insect Fear Film Festival

Photo Credit: University of Illinois

Doors open at Foellinger Hall at 6pm Saturday with an insect petting zoo, face painting, and insect balloon twisting.  The petting zoo will also include a talking cockroach for the first time, featuring Berenbaum’s daughter, ventriloquist Hannah Leskosky.  This year’s featured films start at 7:30pm in Foellinger Auditorium.