SIB Movie Matinee Double Feature: “Crash: A Tale of Two Species” and “Birds of May- Documentary about Red Knots”

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SIB will continue its movie matinees this spring with two documentaries.

 

The first, “Crash: A Tale of Two Species” is the story of the fabric of life, and how every species is interconnected – each one important, no matter how big or small. At its center is the humble horseshoe crab, a creature which has remained virtually unchanged for 350 million years. Its annual spring spawning produces millions of eggs that are the lifeline for a tiny bird called the Red Knot, which migrates 10,000 miles from South America to the Arctic each year. Scientific and medical communities have discovered that the crab also provides an indispensable testing agent for drugs and vaccines, as well as resources for human optics and burn treatment. But horseshoe crab numbers are plummeting from their new use as bait for the fishing industry, dropping by two-thirds or more since 1990. And the precious pyramid depending on this age-old creature is about to come crashing down. To view the trailer, click here.

Second will be “Birds of May”. Filmed in May 2016 on the beaches of the Delaware Bay, is filmmaker Jared Flesher’s ode to the natural spectacle of the Red Knot’s annual visit. It’s also an examination of potential new threats to Red Knot survival. Not everyone is sure that expanded oyster farming and Red Knots can happily coexist. Against the scenic backdrop of the bay, Flesher interviews both oyster farmers and the shorebird biologists who fear that an oyster farming boom here could push the rufa Red Knot closer to extinction. To view the trailer, click here.

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 an afternoon at the movies!

Monday Thursday, March 5, 2020 4:30 pm – 6:15 pm
Location: Oystercatcher Community Center
Max: 30
Cost: None for members; $5 donation for guests

If you are not yet a 2020 SIB member, you must first become a member by following the instructions on our website: https://seabrookislandbirders.org/contact/join-sib/. Otherwise you may pay a $5 Guest Fee.

Once you are a member, please complete the information below to register no later than Tuesday, March 3, 2020. All registrants will receive a confirmation letter on Wednesday, March 4th.

Join SIB for Movie Matinee-Fly Away Home

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SIB will continue its movie matinees this spring starting with the movie, “Fly Away Home”.

The soaring adventure of a 13-year-old girl and her estranged father, who learn what family is all about when they adopt an orphaned flock of geese and teach them to fly! (1996)

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 an afternoon at the movies!

Thursday, January 30th 4:15 pm
Location: Oystercatcher Community Center
Max: 30
Cost: None for members; $5 donation for guests

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Join SIB for a Movie Matinee: Counting on Birds & Bird Tales

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SIB will finish its movie matinees this fall on Monday, December 16, with two hour-long documentary style films from PBS featuring Willem Lange.

The first, “Counting on Birds.” How did a Christmas-time tradition of shooting birds change to one of counting them? Willem Lange travels to Keene & Errol, NH, Ecuador and Cuba to meet people dedicated to the National Audubon Society’s Christmas Bird Count.

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The second, “Bird Tales.” Why are people so devoted to birds? Join Willem Lange as he meets migratory bird enthusiasts with fascinating BIRD TALES talking about their experiences with migratory birds from New England to New Jersey to Washington, DC to central Illinois to Nicaragua.

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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 an afternoon at the movies!

Monday December 16, 2019 4:30 pm – 6:15 pm
Location: Oystercatcher Community Center
Max: 30
Cost: None for members; $5 donation for guests

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Join SIB for a Movie Matinee Double Feature: Birders

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SIB will continue its movie matinees this fall on Monday, November 25, with two shorter documentary style films highlighting birding in two very different parts of the United States.

The first, “Birders: The Central Park Effect”, is a hour-long 2012 HBO documentary follows the intense and unique world of birders in New York. You’d think the big city wouldn’t be a great place for birding, but there’s a whole subculture around birding in NYC. People even schedule their lives around bird migration—that time when a variety of species pass directly through Central Park. It’ll definitely draw you in.

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The second, “Birders”, is a newly released 37 minute documentary on Netflix, where bird watchers on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border share their enthusiasm for protecting and preserving some of the world’s most beautiful species.

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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 an afternoon at the movies!

Monday November 25, 2019 4:30 pm – 6:15 pm
Location: Oystercatcher Community Center
Max: 30
Cost: None for members; $5 donation for guests

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Join SIB for Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Birds” – a Movie Matinee

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SIB will continue its movie matinees this fall on Monday, October 21, as we celebrate Halloween and present “The Birds,” an American thriller film, released in 1963, that was directed by Alfred Hitchcock and centers on a small northern California coastal town that is inexplicably attacked and rendered helpless by massive flocks of aggressive birds.(Rated: PG-13, 90 minutes).

“Melanie Daniels is the modern rich socialite, part of the jet-set who always gets what she wants. When lawyer Mitch Brenner sees her in a pet shop, he plays something of a practical joke on her, and she decides to return the favor. She drives about an hour north of San Francisco to Bodega Bay, where Mitch spends the weekends with his mother Lydia and younger sister Cathy. Soon after her arrival, however, the birds in the area begin to act strangely. A seagull attacks Melanie as she is crossing the bay in a small boat, and then, Lydia finds her neighbor dead, obviously the victim of a bird attack. Soon, birds in the hundreds and thousands are attacking anyone they find out of doors. There is no explanation as to why this might be happening, and as the birds continue their vicious attacks, survival becomes the priority. ” (credit IMDB)

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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 an afternoon at the movies!

Monday October 21, 2019 4:30 pm – 6:15 pm
Location: Oystercatcher Community Center
Max: 30
Cost: None for members; $5 donation for guests

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Join SIB for “A Birder’s Guide to Everything” – a Movie Matinee

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SIB will continue its movie matinees this fall on Monday, September 16, as we present “A Birder’s Guide to Everything,” a 2013 Independent film in the adventure/comedy/drama category, starring Ben Kingsley, Kodi Smit-McPhee, James Le Gros and directed by Rob Meyer. (90 minutes).

As described on Amazon: “David Portnoy, a 15-year-old birding fanatic, thinks that he’s made the discovery of a lifetime. So, on the eve of his father’s remarriage, he escapes on an epic road trip with his best friends to solidify their place in birding history. “

Interesting Fact: Kenn Kaufmann (AKA Birding Legend) was a consultant on the film and even makes an appearance during the movie.

Watch the trailer for “A Birder’s Guide to Everything” here: 

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 an afternoon at the movies!  

Monday September 16, 2019 4:30 pm – 6:15 pm
Location: Oystercatcher Community Center
Max: 30
Cost: None for members; $5 donation for guests

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How to Watch our June Movie Matinee Features

The Egg: Life’s Perfect Invention, Nature

Thirteen (13) Seabrook Island Birders “beat the heat” to join us for SIB’s fourth movie matinee this past Tuesday. If you were not able to attend, you may still be able to watch these documentaries.

The Egg: Life’s Perfect Invention, is a 53-minute episode from PBS Nature (Season 37 Episode 12). How is an egg made? Why are they the shape they are? And perhaps most importantly, why lay an egg at all? Step by step as the egg hatches, host David Attenborough reveals the wonder behind these incredible miracles of nature. To watch, you can stream it through PBS.

Our second movie was Remarkable Birds, a 28-minute film by Coastal Kingdom. What is it about birds that makes them so appealing? Join Tony for a closer look at some of the avian fauna living in the LowCountry – butcher birds, Spoonbills, Clapper Rails and more! To watch, click here.

We hope you enjoy these two programs and share with your family and friends.