“He really was an enchanting person. In some way he was like the spiritual father of everybody…. It is hard to imagine Central Park without Charles Kennedy.” Marie Winn, author of Red-tails in Love, and close friend of Charles, remembering him after his death in October 2004

Sunday, November 21, 2010


Quick notes about an exciting week ahead…

      I’m in New York City this week to help launch the premiere of the great documentary film “The Legend of Pale Male.”  It is great to be back among the circle of birding friends Charles developed and invited us into. This inspired film centers around the remarkably intertwined lives of a famous clan of Red-tailed Hawks and a large community of hawk-loving New Yorkers. The cinematography, editing, and writing are superb. Throughout the film tribute is paid to Charles-- for his role in mentoring Frederic through many years of filming and hawk stalking, and for his devotion to the hawks and hawk watchers.

      The film opens this Wednesday, November 24, at the Angelika Film Center here in the city. It will open in San Francisco, Boston and other cities in the coming weeks.
Use this link for information: http://www.thelegendofpalemale.com/Now_Playing.html
And, keep your eyes to the skies.... "The Legend" may well be coming to a city near you!

     This weekend the fine NPR program, Living on Earth, featured an interview with filmmaker, Frederic Lilien. In the interview Frederic spends a significant amount of time focusing on the contributions Charles made to the filming. http://www.loe.org/shows/segments.htm?programID=10-P13-00047&segmentID=6
     Here’s a link to the film trailer: http://www.thelegendofpalemale.com/TRAILER.html
     The New York Post ran an interesting piece about the hawks and the film today as well:


TwoSpecialWires said...

Steve ... we hope the opening and the film run go well ... it and you (and Charles) are so deserving. We'll look forward to updates. In the meantime, enjoy the City.

And keep your eyes peeled for a wonderful little WFT and her people while there! (We've sent the link to your blogpost to them!)

Jake and Fergi and TheirMoma

(Happy Thanksgiving!)

Steve Kennedy said...

Thanks, Jake, Fergi, and Sally! had a great time. pushing ahead with the film. It is truly a lovely thing.