I saw “Ulee’s Gold” for the first time recently and what a treasure! One of my bee school instructors had mentioned it to the class so when I came across it on TV (there is almost never anything decent on) I sat down with it. This low-budget film is a breath of fresh air amidst summer’s flurry of tech action blockbusters (anyone seen “Captain America” – is it good?).
Peter Fonda’s Oscar-nominated performance (his first as an actor) as reclusive beekeeper Ulysses “Ulee” Jackson, a widower and Vietnam veteran was worth it’s due. The scenes of him harvesting the tupelo honey in Florida’s panhandle are beautiful and inspiring to this about to be backyard beekeeper.
When you can watch this as part of a double feature with Ashley Judd’s equally awesome performance in “Ruby in Paradise” also directed by Victor Nunez.