"A nature-lover's doc whose appeal is somewhat broader than it sounds"
-- Hollywood Reporter
Nearly 38 million people visit Central Park every year. How many bring binoculars? Jeffrey Kimball’s documentary introduces New York City’s birders, with a backdrop of spectacular wildlife footage from this unlikely locale. On a good day, more than 100 different species of birds can be found in the vast green space of Central Park. According to the amateur ornithologists Kimball interviews—from author and birder Jonathan Franzen to a devoted high school girl to a septuagenarian who leads tours almost daily during springtime—urban parks are a major attraction for migrating birds. Move away from the din of cars and people and into the park, where birdsong is audible, and you’ll find an equally diverse array of people who love the sound and sight of birds. High-definition photography precisely captures birds of all shapes, sizes, and colors. This lyrical documentary captures the changing seasons and a dazzling, oft-unnoticed microcosm.
USA * 2012 * 60 minutes * Documentary/Nature * Not-rated (Excellent for the entire family)