Bird Movies

February 23, 2013 @ 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Wilma Theater
131 South Higgins Avenue
Missoula, MT 59802
Big Sky Documentary Film Festival
(406) 541-3456

The Big Sky Documentary Film Festival is showing two bird-related movies on Saturday Feb 23rd at 1:30pm.

One is a 7-minute movie about a Montana birder. Here’s the blurb from the festival web site… On May 5, 1967, Helen Carlson was severely depressed and ready to end her life. She walked to the shoreline of a Montana river, and instead of committing suicide, her life was transformed. A bird swam in front of her and caught her attention, piquing her curiosity and snapping her out of her depression. Since that day 45 years ago, she has dedicated her life to birding and holds the record for the number of bird species seen in Montana. She is 90 years old.

The other is an hour long and shows crows in Tokyo: TOKYO WAKA is as much a carefully etched, lyrical portrait of Tokyo and its denizens as it is a full-fledged rendering of the surprisingly rich life of crows.  It’s an evocative encapsulation of post-bubble Tokyo, when people caught in the flux of change seek their own precarious perches in an uncertain future.

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