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Director Robert Lemelson on Huffington Post World Brief Live

Watch at 13:53 mark to hear Director Robert Lemelson talk about Bitter Honey, polygamy, and Bali.

‘Bitter Honey’: Film Review by The Hollywood Reporter

Intelligently assembled by Lemelson, a UCLA anthropologist, it addresses a Westerner’s concerns without condescending to its subjects; though a three-family focus is hardly enough to make an authoritative-feeling portrait, the picture will satisfy the curious in niche and educational bookings.

-John DeFore, The Hollywood Reporter

Read the full review.

Bitter Honey Theatrical Release Schedule

We are excited to announce our theatrical release of Bitter Honey in week-long runs in several cities.
Please keep posted for more information about each screening as there will be select Q & A sessions with the director.



Portland, OR

Join us on Sunday, November 30, 2014 for the 4:30pm screening followed by a Q&A session with Director Robert Lemelson and Rebecca Peatow Nickels, the Executive Director of the Portland Women’s Crisis Line which provides 24 hr resources and support for survivors of domestic and sexual violence (

Hollywood Theater
4122 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR 97212

November 30, 2014 @ 4:30pm
Q & A with Director

Salt Lake City, UT

The Gateway Megaplex Theatre
165 South Rio Grande St., Salt Lake City, UT 84101

November 13-16, 2014 @ 7pm each night
Q & A with Director on Fri/ Nov 14

Washington, DC

West End Cinema
2301 M St NW, Washington, DC 20037
November 7, 2014

11/7: 3:20pm | 5:20pm | 7:20pm* | 9:30pm
11/8-11/13: 3:20pm | 5:20pm | 7:20pm | 9:20pm

Join us on Friday, November 7, 2014 for the 7:20pm screening followed by a conversation with Director Robert Lemelson and moderated by Pek Koon Heng , Director of ASEAN Studies Center at American University

The director will also introduce the 9:30pm screening on opening night for those who can’t make it the 7:20pm screening Q&A.

Chicago, IL

AMC River East
322 E Illinois St, Chicago, IL 60611

10/31: 10:20a | 1:20p | 3:30p | 5:40p | 6:20p | 8:30p | 10:45p
11/1 1:20p | 3:30p | 5:40p | 8p | 10:45
11/2: 1:20p | 3:30p | 5:40p | 8p
11/3: 11:10a | 1:20p | 3:30p | 9:10p
11/4: 11:50a | 2:10p | 4:20p | 9:10p
11/5: 11:10a | 1:20p | 3:30p | 9:10p
11/6: 11:10a | 1:20p | 3:30p | 5:40p | 8pm | 9:10p

New York, NY

IFC NY Theater
323 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10014

12pm | 1:30pm | 3pm | 6:20pm

Join us on Saturday, November 1, 2014 for the 6:20pm screening followed by a conversation with Director Robert Lemelson moderated by Rita Cosby of WABC

***UPDATE: Please join us for an additional Q&A session with Director Robert Lemelson on Monday, November 3, 2014 after the 6:20pm screening.

Boston, MA

Apple Cinemas Freshpond
168 Alewife Brook Parkway, Cambridge, MA 02138
October 24, 2014
Q & A with Director on Thur/ Oct 30 after 7:15pm screening

Daily Showtimes: 1:30pm | 3:25pm | 5:15pm | 7:15pm | 9:15pm
Ticket Prices: $9.75 Adult | $6.75 Child / Senior

San Francisco, CA

Presidio Theater
2340 Chestnut St, San Francisco, CA 94123
October 17, 2014
Q & A with Director on Fri/ Oct 17/ 8:30pm screening

Daily Showtimes 1:10pm | 3:40pm | 6:15pm | 8:30pm
Ticket Prices: $11 Adult | $9 Senior/Child

Los Angeles, CA

The Landmark Regent Theater
1045 Broxton Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90024
October 3, 2014
Showtimes 3pm | 5pm | 7pm | 9pm
Q & A with Director on Fri/ Oct 3/ 7pm screening

Asia Society NY Screening – Photos

Asia Society NY Screening – Q &A Session

Asia Society NY Screening

NEW YORK 5/21/14

The Asia Society will be hosting a screening on Wed, May 21st, 2014 in New York followed by a Q&A and reception
MAY 21, 2014 – WEDNESDAY

6:30pm – Film Screening
8:00pm – Q & A with Director
8:30pm – Reception


725 Park Ave (70th St)
New York, NY 10021


Limited to two tickets per person. Registered tickets must be picked up by 6:20pm on the day of event or they will be forfeited.