“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

Thursday, December 2, 2010

ON TO SAN FRANCISCO! See this film!

The multiple award-winning documentary film, "The Legend of Pale Male", soars into San Francisco for its big opening Friday, December 10. 

Deb and I will arrive there on Thursday, December 9  to help filmmaker, Frederic Lilien, with opening weekend logistics. 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 Uncle 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.

Here’s a link to the film trailerhttp://www.thelegendofpalemale.com/TRAILER.html

The film has been very well received by audiences in New York, where is has earned an additional week of screenings. This is a film for everyone, from nature lovers, to documentary film fans, to young and old alike.

 If you are in the Bay Area or know people who are, please pass on a link to this site and get out and see the film! It makes a great holiday treat. Encourage your favorite groups to attend. We have had a good number of school classes attend the film in NYC and the kids flip for the film. Many of the 'star humans' in the film are children. Too sweet!!

      The film opens next Friday at the following Bay Area Cinemas: in San Francisco at the Opera Plaza Cinema-- http://www.landmarktheatres.com/Market/SanFrancisco/OperaPlazaCinema.htm;
in San Rafael at the Christopher B. Smith Film Center--  http://www.cafilm.org/rfc/.

Later December openings include: San Diego on the 17th; Boston on the 22nd; Nevada City, CA on the 26th. The Chicago opening will be on January 9th.

And, keep your eyes to the skies.... "The Legend" may well be coming to a city near you!

  A couple of weeks ago, 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

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