A Documentary that’s ‘For The Birds’

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(A film still from “For the Birds.”

For the week of September 23 Hamptons Doc Fest has added “For the Birds” to the hamptonsdocfest website. “For the Birds” (2018, 92 min.), directed by Richard Miron, whose post-film Q&A will also be on the website, was a fest favorite at the December 2018 doc festival at the Bay Street Theater.

Filmed over the course of five years, this sensitive tale follows an unusual woman named Kathy who initially found a duckling in her yard and decided to raise it. Ten years later, her yard and home in Wawarsing, New York, are overrun with hundreds of pet ducks, chickens and geese which become her family, to the detriment of her marriage and her well-being.

Other films also still available through the Hamptons Doc Fest website, most with Q&As from the directors’ appearances at the Hamptons Doc Fest film festival in previous years, are “Terrence McNally: Every Act of Life,” “Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am,” “In Search of Israeli Cuisine,” “Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise,” “The Biggest Little Farm,” “Three Identical Strangers,” “The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution,” “Spielberg,” “Life, Animated,” “Very Semi-Serious,” “Free Solo,” “To a More Perfect Union: U.S. v. Windsor,” “Marvin Booker Was Murdered,” the new first-run documentary “Beyond the Visible: Hilma af Klint,” “Dads” for Father’s Day, “Pick of the Litter,” “Jane Fonda in Five Acts,” the new first-run documentaries “John Lewis: Good Trouble” and “Spaceship Earth,” “A Moment in Time: Hamptons Artists,” “What Happened, Miss Simone?” new first-run documentaries “The Fight” and “Denise Ho: Becoming the Song,” and Fest Faves “Mike Wallace Is Here,” “Merchants of Doubt,” “Driven To Abstraction,” “Breslin and Hamill: Deadline Artists,” and “A Ballerina’s Tale.”

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