Birders: The Central Park Effect

Fri, 06/11/2021 (All day) - Fri, 06/18/2021 (All day)

Dir. Jeffrey Kimball / 2012 / 60 min

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    “A delight for everyone.” – Wall Street Journal

Film Synopsis

Birders: The Central Park Effect reveals the extraordinary array of wild birds who grace Manhattan’s celebrated patch of green, and the equally colorful New Yorkers who schedule their lives around the rhythms of migration. Chris Cooper, Jonathan Franzen, an idiosyncratic trombone technician, and a septuagenarian bird-tour leader are among the lively cast of characters in this charming, lyrical documentary that transports the viewer to the dazzling, hidden world of America’s most famous park.

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Instagram Live Conversation

Birding: Expanding Joy - Wed 6/16 1pm ET

If you’ve thought about birding but your practice has yet to take flight, join us Wed 6/16 at 1pm ET on Instagram Live @DCTVny with NYC birders and members of Feminist Bird Club, Alyssa Bueno and Ryan Mandelbaum, as they offer insight into equity and access to the outdoor exploration of our city.

Alyssa Bueno is a Bronx-based environmental educator at Wave Hill pursuing grad school to study bird conversation. She enjoys photographing birds and exploring local parks.

Ryan Mandelbaum is a science writer and birder living in Brooklyn, New York. During the day, Ryan writes about physics and birds (obviously), but early mornings you can find them hiking around Prospect Park, Greenwood Cemetery, Floyd Bennett Field, or even on their roof looking for birds to enjoy and photograph.

The Feminist Bird Club is dedicated to promoting inclusivity in birding while fundraising and providing a safe opportunity for members of the LGBTQIA+ community, BIPOC, and women to connect with the natural world.

This DCTV Presents event is presented as part of Science on Screen®: an initiative of the Coolidge Corner Theatre, in partnership with the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.


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