HBO’s going to the birds.
HBO Documentary Films has picked up The Central Park Effect directed by Jeffrey Kimball. The documentary just screened as part of the Documentary Feature Competition at SXSW and will air this summer on HBO.
The Story: The Central Park Effect reveals the extraordinary array of wild birds who grace Manhattan’s celebrated patch of green and the equally colorful New Yorkers who schedule their lives around the rhythms of migration. The film focuses on seven main subjects who regularly visit the park and have found a profound connection with this hidden natural world.
“HBO is the ideal home for The Central Park Effect and gives us the ability to tell an important story to millions of people,” states filmmaker Jeffrey Kimball. “Even though it’s set in the middle of New York City, this is a story about people’s connection to nature. It’s important for us to realize that as the world becomes more urbanized, nature doesn’t have to entirely disappear from cities.”
Source: HBO – March 19, 2012