Rara Avis: John James Audubon and the Birds of America, Saturday, November 7, 3:15—4:45PM
Rara Avis: John James Audubon and the Birds of America
Besides his obvious talents as an artist, John James Audubon was one of the great American naturalists. Characteristics of his own sacred place—the untamed American wilderness—are implicitly recorded in Audubon’s extraordinary magnum opus, The Birds of America. The film Rara Avis (to be shown on PBS next year) is an ambitious and beautifully-crafted documentation of the artist’s life and career. Though Audubon never actually met James Fenimore Cooper, he arrived in England during a time when Cooper’s books were creating a sensation there, and the English fascination with the American frontier greatly benefited Audubon. The film’s director Al Reinert is a two-time Oscar nominee. (Al Reinert and Cina Alexander, 2015, 91 minutes)
Rara Avis, Saturday, November 7, 3:15—4:45PM, popcorn and hot cocoa @Jones Center, Farmers Museum
This screening of Rara Avis is sponsored by Otsego Lake Association
To become a sponsor or to make an in-kind donation please call Ellen Pope at 607.547.8881. Thank you!