2013 Films

Washington D.C. Premiere


Courtesy of The Lost Bird Project

7:00 PM

Directed by: Deborah Dickson

Presented with: Audubon Maryland-Washington, D.C.

Venue: Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital

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THE LOST BIRD PROJECT (USA, 2011, 60 min.) 

Presented with Audubon Maryland-Washington, D.C. 

Sculptor Todd McGrain believes that forgetting is a type of cultural extinction. He aims to keep memories alive for five extinct North American birds by placing his large, bronze sculptures of them in the places where these creatures were last seen alive in the wild. The film follows the road-trip that McGrain and his brother-in-law, Andy, take as they search for the locations where the birds were last seen in the wild and negotiate for permission to install McGrain’s large bronze sculptures there. Traveling from the tropical swamps of Florida to Martha’s Vineyard to the rocky coasts of Newfoundland, they scout locations, talk to park rangers, speak at town meetings and battle bureaucracy in their effort to gather support for the project. (– Mountainfilm in Telluride) Directed by Deborah Dickson. Produced by Muffie Meyer.

Introduced by Ariana Klay, Director of Operations, Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital.  Discussion with Dr. David Curson, Director of Bird Conservation, Audubon Maryland-DC, Jacqueline Bonomo, Executive Director, Audobon Maryland-DC, filmmaker Deborah Dickson and sculptor featured in the film, Todd McGrain, follows screening. 

Ticket/Reservation Info: 

FREE. Reservations required. Email rsvp@hillcenterdc.org or go to http://hillcenterdc.org/home/programs/1040.

Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital

921 Pennsylvania Ave., SE 

(Metro: Eastern Market)

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