Friday, 21 October 2011

Hollywood movie shines light on world of birding and Audubon

It is a big day for birds and Audubon – the country’s leading bird conservation organization – when 20th Century Fox releases The Big Year on Friday, Oct. 14.
The new movie, starring Steve Martin, Owen Wilson and Jack Black, was directed by David Frankel (The Devil Wears Prada, Marley & Me) and is set within the little-known world of competitive birdwatching. Audubon expects the movie to awaken new audiences to the amazing world of birds.
“We are thrilled the birds are getting their first starring role in a major Hollywood film since Hitchcock,” said Audubon President and CEO David Yarnold. “The film tells an entertaining story, and its stars capture the enthusiasm that birds inspire in nearly 50 million Americans.”

Source: Birdlife International

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