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Birders: The Central Park Effect (2013)

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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

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Jeffrey Kimball

Mar 25, 2013

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A well-measured docu-character study ...

January 23, 2013 Full Review Source: Village Voice
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In Birders, by contrast, nature is one big entrancing show; a world of tweets without "tweets."

January 18, 2013 Full Review Source: Christian Science Monitor
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An engrossing tour of this little-known subculture and unlikely habitat in the center of densely populated Manhattan.

January 18, 2013 Full Review Source: New York Post
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Birders vividly captures the distinctive colors and markings of a vast number of bird species and the equally individualized personalities of those watching them within the confines of Central Park.

January 16, 2013 Full Review Source: Variety
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[A] revelatory little film ...

January 15, 2013 Full Review Source: Salon.com
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[A] slight but handsome nature documentary.

January 15, 2013 Full Review Source: Time Out New York
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