Director: Rob Meyer
Writer(s): Rob Meyer, Luke Matheny
Cast: Kodi Smit-McPhee, James Le Gros, Daniela Lavender
Awards: Best American Independent Feature Film, Cleveland Film Festival 2014
David Portnoy, a 15-year-old birding fanatic, thinks that he’s made the discovery of a lifetime. So, on the eve of his father’s remarriage, he escapes on an epic road trip with his best friends to solidify their place in birding history.
“The film is far from a melancholy wallow, but it does examine the ways we cope with loss and the conflicts that result when one person’s healing process is faster or different from another’s.” -Joel Arnold, NPR
“What’s there hits the mark, so much so that I’ll confess this one left me misty-eyed.” -Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times
“Though it’s hardly an odd duck, ‘A Birder’s Guide to Everything’ has its own sweet call.” -Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times
Featuring a talk-back with Teresa T. Caldwell, Conservation Education Coordinator for the Athens Soil and Water Conservation District and Co-Founder of the Ohio Bluebirds Society
Science on Screen℠ is a project of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and The Coolidge Corner Theater. The Science on Screen program pairs with a short talk with a scientist or technology expert. The free Science on Screen events are fun and engaging and offer dynamic speakers an unexpected jumping point to teach their field of expertise in a way that is accessible to a diverse audience.