Birders: The Central Park Effect
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Birders: The Central Park Effect
The Central Park Effect reveals the extraordinary array of wild birds who grace Manhattan's celebrated patch of green and the equally colorful, full-of-attitude New Yorkers who schedule their lives around the rhythms of migration. Acclaimed 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 are among the film's cast of characters. Featuring spectacular wildlife footage capturing the changing seasons, this lyrical documentary transports the viewer to a… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A well-measured docu-character study ..."
‑ Simon Abrams, Village Voice
"Birders vividly captures the distinctive colors and markings of a vast number of bird species and the equally individualized personalities of those watching them within the confines of Central Park."
‑ Ronnie Scheib, Variety
"In Birders, by contrast, nature is one big entrancing show; a world of tweets without "tweets.""
‑ Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
"[A] revelatory little film ..."
‑ Andrew O'Hehir,
"An engrossing tour of this little-known subculture and unlikely habitat in the center of densely populated Manhattan."
‑ Lou Lumenick, New York Post
"[A] slight but handsome nature documentary."
‑ Matt Singer, Time Out New York
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