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My Big Year: Photographing Birds in The Central Valley
A Birding Double Feature

Sun. April 23

Join hundreds of fellow birders, wildlife enthusiasts, nature lovers and environmentalists for a special two-film birding event also featuring the Sierra Club, the Stanislaus Audubon Society, the Great Valley Museum and the Stanislaus Wildlife Refuge.  You’ll also find out where the top spots are for locating a plentitude of birds and wildlife, all in your own backyard.

My Big Year (G) 50 Min.
Educator, photographer and birder Jim Gain, inspired by the movie The Big Year, decided to see how many different bird species he could photograph over four seasons in 2016.  His breathtaking film, shot in Merced and Stanislaus counties, beautifully captures thousands of wild birds and their habitats.

The Big Year (PG-2011) 1 Hr. 40 Min.
Three disparate men (Steve Martin, Jack Black and Owen Wilson) try to outdo each other in the ultimate bird-watching competition in 1998, the year El Nino brought an unprecedented special to North America. Their quest takes them on an unforgettable trek throughout North America.

Doors at 1 p.m; My Big Year at 2 p.m.; The Big Year at 3 p.m.
Admission: $10

Sun 4/23 2:00 p.m.
State Theatre Modesto
After The Storm

Fri. 4/21 - Thurs. 4/26

(NR) 1 Hr. 57 Min. (Digital) In Japanese with English subtitles (Art House, Drama)

In this luminescent film fromHirokazu Kore-eda, a prize-winning author, Ryota, dwells on his past glory and  wastes the money he makes as a private detective on gambling.  After the death of his father, his aging mother and beautiful ex-wife seem to be moving on with their lives. Renewing contact with his initially distrusting family, Ryota struggles to take back control of his existence and find a lasting place in the life of his young son - until a stormy summer night offers them a chance to truly bond again. After the Storm crosses cultural lines to offer timeless observations about parental responsibilities, personal bonds, and the capacity for forgiveness.
“Watch and listen closely ... and worlds of deeply felt, awkwardly expressed passion will unfold in and around a cramped apartment in a nondescript high-rise that has aged along with the inhabitants who raised families there.” ~ NPR

Fri 4/21 7:00 p.m.
Sat 4/22 4:00 p.m.
Sun 4/23 5:30 p.m.
Mon 4/24 4:00 p.m.
Tue 4/25 12:00 p.m.
Wed 4/26 12:00 p.m.
Wed 4/26 7:00 p.m.
State Theatre Modesto

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