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My Big Year: A Birding Double Feature


Date : April 23, 2017 -
Time : 1:00pm
Location : State Theatre
Address : 1307 J Street
Modesto, CA 95354
Description : 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
Contact : State Theatre
Phone : BOX OFFICE (209) 527-4697
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