Thursday, December 9, 2010

Documentary film on New York City's "Redtails in Love" gets mixed reviews

Many of you are no doubt familiar with the story of the Red-tailed Hawks that nested in New York City. Their story inspired Marie Winn's 1998 book "Red-Tails in Love: A Wildlife Drama in Central Park", as well a 2007 PBS "Nature" television episode.

Now Belgian filmmaker Frederic Lilien has chronicled this story in the documentary film: "The Legend of Pale Male". Here's the film's web site:

This movie has received mixed reviews. Here are the reviews listed at as of 12/9/10:
  1. The Village Voice [Nick Schager]
  3. New York Times (registration req'd)
  4. [Curt Schleier]
  5. PopMatters [Cynthia Fuchs]
  6. Slant Magazine [Andrew Schenker]

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