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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 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. (c) Official Site

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A well-measured docu-character study ...

January 23, 2013 | Full Review…

In Birders, by contrast, nature is one big entrancing show; a world of tweets without "tweets."

January 18, 2013 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

An engrossing tour of this little-known subculture and unlikely habitat in the center of densely populated Manhattan.

January 18, 2013 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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…

[A] revelatory little film ...

January 15, 2013 | Full Review…

[A] slight but handsome nature documentary.

January 15, 2013 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
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