$10 / $6 members | 1 hr 46 min | PG-13 | Adventure, Comedy, Drama | (2013) | Panel discussion follows the screening
A Birder’s Guide to Everything revolves around a group of teenage friends that set out to find a possibly extinct duck. The movie stars Kodi Smit-McPhee (X-Man: Apocalypse; The Power of the Dog) and Sir Ben Kingsley (Gandhi; Schindler’s List).
Following the movie, there will be a post-film discussion featuring Drs. Megan Gall, Associate Professor of Biology at Vassar College, and Bruce Robertson, Associate Professor of Biology at Bard College. The discussion will be moderated by Jim Metzner, producer of the “Pulse of the Planet” radio series and podcast.
Dr. Gall studies the role of sensory systems in animals and how they influence their behavior and adaptation to the environment. Dr. Robertson focuses on understanding the direct and indirect impacts of human activities on biodiversity, animal behavior, and species interactions. The audience will be able to ask questions of the expert panel on issues raised by the film, including the nature of “birding” and the status of birds and other animals in a rapidly changing environment.
Science on Screen® is an initiative of the Coolidge Corner Theatre, with major support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.