Starring Kodi Smit-McPhee, Alex Wolff, Katie Chang, Michael Chen, Daniela Lavender, James Le Gros and Ben Kingsley
Directed by Rob Meyer
Written by Rob Meyer and Luke Matheny
Produced by Dan Lindau, Paul Miller, Lisa Jenkins and Kirsten Fuller
Executive Produced by Michael Gray, Goetz Grossmann, Robert Profusek, Ryan Silbert, and Jeff Wolk
Produced by Dreamfly Productions, Lavender Pictures, and There We Go Films
Distributed by Focus World and Screen Media
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Sideways meets Stand by Me in this endearing story of friendship, family and a place in bird watching’s history books. On the eve of his widower father’s second wedding, fifteen-year-old David Portnoy spots what may just be the extinct Labrador duck. Now he and the two other stalwart members of the local Young Birders Society, joined by their headstrong photographer classmate Ellen, take off on a rollicking, interstate road trip in search of a rare bird and elusive answers to teenage questions large and small.
With marvelous supporting performances by Ben Kingsley and James LeGros, A Birder’s Guide to Everything is an alternately poignant and funny window into the thoughtful world of birding and the inner peace that can be discovered during a walk in the woods. Rob Meyer delivers a sparkling feature film debut with a coming-of-age tale to warm the hearts of anyone who grew up with a nerdy passion. It becomes a tenderhearted look at the moments and relationships that change even the most intensely focused lives. (Tribeca Film Festival)
Birder’s won second place in the Audience Award at the Tribeca Film Festival and received fellowships and grants from the Columbus/Vague Prize at NYU, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Sundance Institute, and the Tribeca Film Institute. To date, it has been an official selection of the Tribeca, Aspen, Woodstock, Austin, and Williamstown Film Fesitvals.
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