A Birder's Guide to Everything
Sloan Foundation Film
Teenaged birding fanatic David Portnoy takes an epic road trip with his best friends to solidify their place in birding history.
Teenaged birding fanatic David Portnoy (Kodi Smit-McPhee) thinks he's made the discovery of a lifetime. On the eve of his widower father's second wedding, David spots what may just be the extinct Labrador duck. After consulting with a famous local ornithologist, Lawrence Konrad (Ben Kingsley), he and the two other stalwart members of the local Young Birders Society (Michael Chen, Alex Wolff), joined by their headstrong photographer classmate Ellen (Katie Chang), take off on a rollicking, interstate road trip in search of a rare bird and elusive answers to teenage questions large and small.
- Citizen science: How scientists and conservationists use amateur birdwatchers’ sightings
- Birds in peril and biodiversity
- How ducks and other birds communicate
- The evolution of birds
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Civic Theatre of Allentown, Allentown, PA
Juneau Underground Motion Picture Society, Juneau Public Libraries, and Gold Town Theater, Juneau, AK
Bozeman Film Society, Bozeman, MT
Wilmette Theatre, Wilmette, IL
Images Cinema, Williamstown, MA