A diverse group of full-of-attitude New Yorkers reveals how a hidden world of beautiful wild birds in the middle of Manhattan has upended and magically transformed their lives. Written & directed by Jeffrey Kimball; stars Regina Alvarez, Anya Auerbach and Mike Bryant
Jonathan Franzen,Starr Saphir,Jonathan Rosen
BIRDERS: THE CENTRAL PARK EFFECT reveals the extraordinary array of wild birds who grace New York City’s celebrated patch of green and the equally colorful, full-of-attitude New Yorkers who schedule their lives around the rhythms of the birds’ migration. Among the Central Park 200-plus “birders” are bestselling author Jonathan Franzen, an idiosyncratic trombone technician, a charming fashion-averse teenager, and a bird-tour leader who's recorded every sighting she's made since the 1940s. Written and directed by first-time filmmaker Jeffrey Kimball, BIRDERS: THE CENTRAL PARK EFFECT features spectacular high-definition footage that highlights the amazingly diverse patterns, colors and personalities of the birds, just as it captures equally colorful personalities of the devoted birders who have found a thriving paradise within the urban chaos of Manhattan.