For The Birds

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 7:00pm
DCTV, 87 Lafayette St, NYC

Doors 6:30pm | Screening 7pm | No admittance after 7:15pm

Winner, New Orleans Film Festival 2018
Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary

“This is observational cinema at its very best.”
—Christopher Llewellyn Reed, Hammer to Nail

The Film

Directed by Richard Miron / 2018 / 90 min

In Richard Miron’s surprising and empathetic For The Birds we follow an unusual woman named Kathy who lives with 200 pet chickens, ducks, geese and turkeys. What starts as a story seemingly about Kathy’s battle with local animal advocacy groups slowly transforms into an intimate drama about her relationship with her husband Gary, and the toll the birds have taken on their marriage and her well-being. Filmed over the course of five years, this sensitive tale of one woman’s world breaking down—poignant and absorbing in equal measure—is ultimately one of hope about the possibility of regaining one’s life.

For The Birds premiered at Sheffield Doc/Fest and AFI Docs in June 2018, and won the Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary at New Orleans Film Festival.

Post-Screening Q&A

Richard Miron (Director, Producer, Cinematographer, Editor) assistant-edited Academy Award-nominated Life, Animated, as well as Art and Craft (Tribeca 2014, Academy Award shortlist). He was the lead editor for the recent feature documentary The Surrounding Game . He received his B.A. in Art from Yale University, where he won the Howard Lamar Prize, Yale’s top film award. Richard was the Director of Programming for the Environmental Film Festival at Yale for two years, and has a background in animal rights. He received the Marcie Bloom Fellowship in Film, and was a fellow in the 2016 IFP Documentary Labs.

Jeffrey Star (Producer, Editor) has been working with Richard on For The Birds since the early shoots in 2011. Along the way, he has worked on other feature documentaries: as Assistant Director and Archival Producer for Pump (directed by Sundance Audience Award-winner Josh Tickell), Associate Producer for Voyagers Without Trace (Audience Award, Ashland Independent Film Festival), and Associate Producer for Boone (SXSW, 2016). He earned his B.A. in Literature from Yale, and is a 2017 Impact Partners Documentary Producing Fellow. Elsewhere in the film industry, he has also worked as a Production Assistant on Brother Nature (produced by Lorne Michaels) and NBC’s Grimm, and taught video production to middle school and high school students in Portland, OR and New Haven, CT.


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Please arrive 15 minutes early for guaranteed admittance. No-show tickets will be released at start time.
Doors 6:30pm | Screening 7pm | No admittance after 7:15pm


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This event is part of the Winter 2019 season of DCTV Presents, DCTV’s signature screening and event series that champions groundbreaking nonfiction film.

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