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Audubon Sharon, in collaboration with Film Works at The Moviehouse, will be presenting a free screening of "Birders: The Central Park Effect" on Sunday, February 17 beginning at 11:00am at The Moviehouse in Millerton, NY. This 60 minute documentary, written, produced and directed by Jeffrey Kimball of Lakeville, portrays a diverse group of full-of-attitude New Yorkers and how a hidden world of beautiful wild birds in the middle of Manhattan has upended and magically transformed their lives.
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. Acclaimed author Jonathan Franzen, an idiosyncratic trombone technician, a charming fashion-averse teenager, and a bird-tour leader who's recorded every sighting she's made since the 1940s are among the film's cast of characters. Featuring spectacular wildlife footage capturing the changing seasons, this lyrical documentary transports the viewer to a dazzling world that goes all but unnoticed by the 38 million people who visit America's most famous park each year. To watch a trailer of the documentary, visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hH1IOiMZmDQ. Immediately following the presentation, Jeffrey Kimball and Scott Heth, Director of Audubon Sharon, will be available for a short question and answer segment regarding the film and birding in Central Park. Admission is free, but donations for Audubon Sharon's continued work in conservation and education are greatly appreciated. The Moviehouse is located at 48 Main Street, Millerton, NY. For more information about the film, visit www.centralparkbirdfilm.com. For showing info, please visit www.themoviehouse.net.