In preparation for SIB’s first evening event of 2019 on January 30th, at which Aija & Ed Konrad will share their 2018 experience of birding throughout the US, we thought it would be fun to watch the 2011 move, “The Big Year.”
The storyline (as found on IMDB):
“In birding, a Big Year is seeing or hearing as many different species of birds as possible in a calendar year. Three men pursue the Birder of the Year title: Kenny Bostick (Owen Wilson), who’s seen a record 732 in a past big year, Stu Preissler (Steve Martin), newly retired, and Brad Harris (Jack Black), who narrates the story. Life gets in the way: Bostick’s wife wants a baby, Stu’s firm needs him for sensitive negotiations, and Brad, divorced and underemployed at 36, has an encouraging mom and a disapproving dad. They criss-cross the continent (including a trip to Alaska’s westernmost island), follow migration patterns, and head for storms that force birds to ground. Who will win, at what cost, and with what rewards?”
Watch “The Big Year” trailer !
SIB will provide the popcorn and snacks! You can bring pillows to make the chairs more comfy and BYOB. Please SIGN UP to join us for this fun afternoon that will be full of laughs!
Tuesday January 22, 2019 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Location: Osprey 1, Lake House, Seabrook Island, SC
Cost: FREE, but you must be a member of SIB (You may join at the event)