This year, in addition to our traditional Lecture Series, we debut our eight-week Film Series, sponsored by the Sanctuary Golf Club. Here’s a sneak preview of what we will be featuring in 2013. All films show at 2:30 p.m. unless otherwise specified.
The schedule is subject to some switching around, so stay tuned to “Ding” on the Wing and www.dingdarlingsociety.org/films for the latest details.
January 9 - Green Fire – The first full-length documentary film ever made about legendary environmentalist Aldo Leopold, Green Fire highlights Leopold’s extraordinary career, tracing how he shaped and influenced the modern environmental movement.
January 23 – Birds of the Gods – It follows New Guinea biologists and conservationists, Miriam Supuma and Paul Igag, into dense, mosquito-ridden forests in their quest to document the mating behaviors of several exceptional and elusive birds of paradise.
February 6 - Winged Migration - Amazing cinematography propels this Oscar-nominated documentary that provides a hypnotic, bird’s-eye view of the grueling semiannual migration of various avian species as they make their way across vast distances to more moderate climates.
February 20 – End of the Line – This award-winning film delves beyond the surface of the seas to reveal a troubling truth beneath: an ocean increasingly empty of fish, destroyed by decades of over-exploitation.
February 27 – Birders: The Central Park Effect (Special evening presentation with filmmaker Jeffrey Kimball at 7 p.m.) – It reveals the extraordinary array of wild birds that grace Manhattan’s celebrated patch of green and the equally colorful, full-of-attitude New Yorkers who schedule their lives around the rhythms of migration.
March 13 –America’s Darling: The Story of Jay N. “Ding” Darling – This new film profiles Darling’s extraordinary life and gives audiences a sense of hope and inspiration by demonstrating how one person really can make a difference. Kip Koss, Darling’s oldest living relative, believes the film also illustrates that his grandfather’s wisdom is just as relevant today as it was nearly a century ago.
March 20 – Addicted to Plastic - Addicted To Plastic is a global journey to investigate what we really know about the material of a thousand uses and why there's so darn much of it. On the way viewers discover a toxic legacy, and the men and women dedicated to cleaning it up.
April 3 - Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition On January 17, 2012, a biologist, conservationist, and photojournalist kicked off a 1,000-mile expedition over a 100-day period to increase public awareness and generate support for the Florida Wildlife Corridor project.