Sunday, March 08, 2009

Woodpecker Film

And now for something completely different.

I just received the following email and thought I'd pass along the info:

Dear City Birder,

Please forgive me for the cold mailing. I'm an independent filmmaker writing in regards to a film I recently completed called Woodpecker, which focuses on a pair of bird watchers desperately searching for the elusive Ivory-Billed Woodpecker down in the bayous of Eastern Arkansas. After playing at over 25 film festivals at home and abroad, and accruing several kind words and ribbons along the way, Woodpecker will be having its NYC premiere at the Chelsea Market as part of the Rooftop Films screening series tomorrow night (Monday, March 9). Exploring the world of bird watching and featuring several notable birders associated (or famously not associated) with the Ivory-Billed search (including David Sibley and David Luneau), I feel some of you may be interested in the film.

The screening is free, indoors, begins at 7:30 pm, the venue can hold several hundred folks, a complimentary beer is awaiting you, I will be doing a Q&A afterwards, and it should all be a lot of fun. So, if you're free, please join us...


For more information about this screening, please click here.

For more information about the film, please click here.

Thanks so much for your time. Good Birding!
Alex Karpovsky

I also found this interview with the filmmaker on YouTube:

3 comments:

Rob Jett said...

You don't need to be a birdwatcher to love this wonderful film. When the Ivory-billed Woodpecker was rediscovered in Arkansas, it had a profound change on one small town and a birder/poet named Johnny Neander. In many ways, director Alex Karpovsky's documentary seems to pay homage to a filmmaking legend - Christopher Guest.

Yojimbot said...

Just went to the screening last night...hilarious all around and free to boot! Thanks for this you varsity birder, you.

J

Rob Jett said...

Sorry I missed you. Thanks for the promotion to varsity, who do you know? ;)

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