Oct 15, 2010
(Scott Crocker, 2009, USA, DigiBeta, 85 min)
Director in attendance at the 7pm show!
*Additional tickets just released for pre-sale*
This is the true story of an extinct giant woodpecker, a small town in Arkansas hoping to reverse its misfortunes and the tireless odyssey of bird watchers and scientists searching for the holy grail of birds, the elusive ivory-billed woodpecker.
Although considered extinct 60 years ago, bird watchers have steadfastly refused to accept this impressive bird's passing. In 2005, scientists from Cornell University announced that it had been found…but had it?
Scott Crocker’s new documentary was hailed in its recent world premiere at Hot Docs as “comic, mesmerizing and deeply poignant. This investigative doc is reminiscent of the work of Errol Morris in the way it casts a spell while telling a story and building a case."
“Crocker has turned a bird-watching tale into a multilayered story that will fascinate practically everybody…a witty, wistful documentary.” —Neil Genzlinger, The New York Times
“Beautifully crafted...by turns, wry, heartbreaking, ironic and infuriating. It’s a stunner.” —Michael Fox, NPR