My latest column for The Record and Herald news is all about the new movie, "A Birder's Guide to Everything," an offbeat comedy about young birders' quest to find an exceedingly rare duck -- and more.
I am partial to any movie that brings the joys of bird-watching to wider audiences, and "A Birder's Guide" just might accomplish that. Think "The Big Year," just on a more modest and endearing level.
The main character, played by Kodi Smit-McPhee, is David Portnoy, a 15-year-old from Westchester County, N.Y., who has immersed himself in all things avian as he copes with the death of his mother, an accomplished birder herself. One day, while riding his bike, David thinks he sees a Labrador duck — which would really be big news since it went extinct in 1878.
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