BIRDERS: THE CENTRAL PARK EFFECT
Courtesy of Birders: The Central Park Effect
Directed by: Jeffrey Kimball
Venue: National Wildlife Visitor Center, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Patuxent Research Refuge
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BIRDERS: THE CENTRAL PARK EFFECT (USA, 2012, 60 min.)
The extraordinary array of wild birds that grace Manhattan’s celebrated patch of green, along with the equally colorful, full-of- attitude New Yorkers who schedule their lives around the rhythms of migration, are revealed in this documentary. Acclaimed author Jonathan Franzen, an idiosyncratic trombone technician, a charming fashion-averse teenager and a bird-tour leader who’s recorded every sighting she’s made since the 1940s are among the film’s cast of characters. Featuring spectacular wildlife footage capturing the changing seasons, this film transports the viewer to a dazzling world that goes all but unnoticed by the 38 million people who visit the park each year. Directed and produced by Jeffrey Kimball.
Welcome by Lisa Bierer-Garrett, Publicity Chair, Friends of Patuxent Wildlife Art Show and Sale. Discussion with Bruce Peterjohn, Chief of the Bird Banding Laboratory, USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Anne Lewis, Founder, City Wildlife and Lisbeth Fuisz, Director of the Lights Out DC program, City Wildlife.
FREE. No reservations required.