The Lost Bird Project | Film

Film on public TV Sunday, April 28

Watch The Lost Bird Project on more than 100 public tv stations around the nation on Sunday, April 28th.

Tune-in to your local public television station for a broadcast of The Lost Bird Project Sunday, April 28, 2013 at 1pm and 7pm local time on most stations.  Check local listings for exact times in your area. 

Here are some of the stations broadcasting the film on the 28th:

Gone and nearly forgotten in extinction, the Labrador Duck, the Great Auk, the Heath Hen, the Carolina Parakeet, and the Passenger Pigeon leave holes not just in the North American landscape but in our collective memories. Moved by their stories, sculptor Todd McGrain set out to create memorials to the lost birds—to bring their vanished forms back into the world.  The Lost Bird Project follows the road-trip that McGrain and his brother-in-law, Andy Stern, take as they search for the locations where the birds were last seen in the wild and negotiate for permission to install McGrain’s large bronze sculptures there.

The film is directed by Deborah Dickson, whose previous films have been nominated three times for Oscars, and is produced by Muffie Meyer, whose previous directing credits include the original Grey Gardens documentary and several Emmy award-winning documentaries. The score, composed by Grammy-winner Christopher Tin, is a stirring tone-poem for chamber orchestra, evoking the majesty of these flocks of birds, and the pathos of their eventual demise.

The film is available for purchase as a single DVD or as a screening license, which allows individuals, groups and organizations to screening the film in a public venue and for fundraising purposes.  Please visit our online store to purchase a copy today.

Thank you for your support!



commented 2013-12-27 14:29:40 -0500
Thank you
commented 2013-04-29 12:11:32 -0400
Must see -will bring tears to your eyes