exploring the life and works of charles francis kennedy
“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
Tomorrow (Thursday) night!!!! 2ND AND FINAL ONLINE CHAT! hometweet.org
The Houston Audubon Society is offering one more chance to meet the amazing filmmaker Frederic Lilien and learn more about the powerful documentary "The Legend of Pale Male" featuring the famous nesting Red-tailed Hawks of NYC.
The Houston Audubon group has been soooo gracious in honoring the film, the filmmakers, and my late uncle's work all month long that I hope we can return the love by having a bunch of you all joining in with us!
The last chat was a kick, and the Houston group has cleaned up some technical glitches so this event should be smooth and a lot of fun.
Please join us for any or all of that 90 minute window---- you can chime in, ask questions or just lurk at the site. :-) We're hoping to pack the (virtual) house tomorrow night. USE THIS LINK TO JOIN THE CHAT ROOM: hometweet.org
Please join Houston Audubon in honoring these amazing people behind
the film Pale Male and The Legend of Pale Male. Their involvement in
the creation of these beautiful works of art and the years of dedication
toward subsequent advocacy efforts for birds and wildlife are
appreciated and acknowledged here. We are humbled to know them by their
leadership, generosity, and grace. Their lists of achievements are
long and noble, and may their positive impact on society be everlasting.
At the age of 23, Frederic Lilien left his native country of
Belgium for NYC. His first film, Pale Male garnered 15 international
awards and has aired in more than 75 countries. His work has been
featured in documentaries for HBO, Canal Plus, Turner Broadcasting, and
PBS. The Legend of Pale Male is his first feature film and the
culmination of 16 years of following New York’s love affair with one
remarkable hawk. Today, Frederic dedicates the film to helping
nonprofits raise awareness for their missions for the benefit of birds
and wildlife everywhere.
Janet Hess is the Series Editor of NATURE, the premier natural
history series from Thirteen/WNET for PBS. She has written and produced
some 20 documentary programs. She collaborated with Frederic Lilien on
his first film, the original “Pale Male,” for which she was awarded the
2004 Emmy Award for writing.
Steven Kennedy and the late Charles Francis Kennedy
Writer and retired educator Steven Kennedy received a rare
inheritance: the unpublished photographs, essays, haiku poems, and
papers of his late uncle Charles F. Kennedy, the beloved New York City
naturalist and photographer well-known for his passion for birds and
especially Pale Male. Steven’s charge from his uncle is to “make my
life’s work available to anyone who might enjoy them when I’m gone.”
Steven has aptly done so, and is Adjunct Professor of Special Education
at the University of Northern Colorado. He and wife Deb, reside in
Aurora, Colorado and are avid birders.