Wednesday, August 28, 2013

WIW vol 32 - Birders: The Central Park Effect

2012 - NR - Documentary
Streaming Netflix


Birders: The Central Park Effect reveals the extraordinary array of wild birds who grace Manhattan's celebrated patch of green and the equally colorful, full-of-attitude 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.

Such a great movie, it made me laugh because the entire time all I could think of was Steve Martin in 'The Big Year' and that he was going to pop out at any moment. (another great movie to watch - how I love Steve Martin) But if you like birds..or nature..and want to see lots of birds you may never have seen before, or maybe never paid any attention to this film!