THE CENTRAL PARK EFFECT with Special Guest Filmmaker Jeffrey Kimball and local birders Lanny McDowell and Soo Whiting

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"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)

Richard Paradise July 17, 2012 at 01:17 PM
We're please to announce that Filmmaker Jeffrey Kimball will be joining us for our screening of Birders: The Central Park Effect. Jeff is a noted bird photographer. Also joining us for the Q&A afterwards is local bird photographer Lanny McDowell. Lanny's obsession and business are all about taking intriguing bird photographs and selecting the more artful ones for fine art prints, connecting people to the wildlife and wild places around them, inspiring awe and respect through avian art. Others dropping by are Soo Whiting of Vineyard Gazette Birding report and Felix Neck Autubon Center staff.


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