- April 16, 2014
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- Offering Format: Public Event
- Recommended for grade 12 and adults
- Coolidge Corner Theatre
- Members, students, and seniors: $9; general admission: $11
With naturalist Kenn Kaufman and director Rob Meyer
In this alternately funny and poignant coming-of-age tale directed and co-written by Newton native Rob Meyer, 15-year-old David Portnoy spots what just may be the extinct Labrador duck on the eve of his widowed father's second wedding. Now he and the two other stalwart members of the local Young Birders Society, together with their headstrong photographer classmate Ellen, take off on a rollicking, interstate road trip in search of that elusive duck and answers to teenage questions large and small.
With marvelous supporting performances by Academy Award-winner Ben Kingsley and James LeGros, A Birder's Guide to Everything is both a thoughtful window into the world of birding and a tenderhearted look at the moments and relationships that can change even the most intensely focused lives.
Birding legend and naturalist Kenn Kaufman, who served as a consultant for the film, discusses some of the mysteries surrounding extinct birds before the film and joins director Rob Meyer for a Q&A after the screening.
With Science on Screen, the Coolidge Corner Theatre creatively pairs a feature film or documentary with lively presentations by notable figures from the world of science, medicine, and technology. The Science on Screen series is co-presented by the Museum of Science, Boston and supported by a grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, with additional support from Gesmer, Updegrove LLP, and Richard Anders.
Photo © Tom Richmond
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