- April 25, 2019
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Su Rynard’s wide-ranging and contemplative documentary THE MESSENGER explores our deep-seated connection to birds and warns that the uncertain fate of songbirds might mirror our own. Moving from the northern reaches of the Boreal Forest to the base of Mount Ararat in Turkey to the streets of New York, THE MESSENGER brings us face-to-face with a remarkable variety of human-made perils that have devastated thrushes, warblers, orioles, tanagers, grosbeaks and many other airborne music-makers.
On one level, THE MESSENGER is an engaging, visually stunning, emotional journey, one that mixes its elegiac message with hopeful notes and unique glances into the influence of songbirds on our own expressions of the soul. On another level, THE MESSENGER is the artful story about the mass depletion of songbirds on multiple continents, and about those who are working to turn the tide.
In ancient times humans looked to the flight and songs of birds to protect the future. Today once again, birds have something to tell us.
About Freeport Wild Bird Supply:
Since 2004, Freeport Wild Bird Supply has been more than just a location to buy birdseed, but also a destination for all bird enthusiasts. Take a seat in front of our window, and watch some birds! A fully stocked feeding station is situated just outside our window, nestled in a diverse native plant garden, planned with birds and ecology in mind. You never know what might visit our garden; from many of our resident birds to the occasional vagrant such as Lark and Clay-colored Sparrows and Dickcissels, all of which have been seen here. Our butterfly and hummingbird garden features a selection of flowers that attract these beautiful creatures. Come see what’s blooming, and what’s feeding on those blooms!
Venue: Frontier Cinema