Birders: The Central Park Effect

Jeffrey Kimball/2013/60 min/Wildlife

FILM DESCRIPTION: “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. The lively cast of characters features author Jonathan Franzen, as well as an idiosyncratic trombone technician, a septuagenarian bird-tour leader, and others. This charming, lyrical documentary transports the viewer to the dazzling, hidden world of America’s most famous park.

Sunday, March 3, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. [South]
St. Benedict the African Parish, 6550 S. Harvard, The King Room, Chicago

After the film, participate in facilitated audience dialogue to explore the film's topics, connections, and opportunities for action. Facilitator: Debra Williams, The Nature Conservancy. Also engage with action and project ideas through: Laurent Kanago, Environmentalists of Color, Birder, Photographer, and LEED consultant; Carina Ruiz, Audubon Great Lakes; and Lillian Holden, Openlands.

Doors open 30 minutes before start time. Arrive early to avoid lines and get best seats. ADA compliant accessible venue. Teens and young adults encouraged to attend.