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AMC Movie Night - Emptying the Skies

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  • AMC Program Center at West Side YMCA

    5 West 63 St. (YMCA's George Washington Room), New York, NY (map)

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  • Films have the power to evoke emotions, make us think about the world in new ways, and inspire us to go beyond what we thought was possible. Every year hundreds of nature and outdoor related documentaries are produced by amazing filmmakers around the world who set out to do just that. The AMC NY-NoJ Chapter would love to share some of their favorites with you! 

    Every month the AMC NY-NoJ Chapter will bring you one of their favorite documentary flicks, from aquatic adventures to unbelievable high mountain expeditions, there will be something for everyone!

    Popcorn, beverages, good company, and a great film will all be provided at the best price we could think of… Free! The catch, space is very limited so you absolutely must register for this event in order to reserve a seat. Reserve here: http://online.outdoors.org/nynojspecial We recommend arriving a little early, as a reservation does not guarantee a seat, at 6:30 when the film begins all seating will be released on a first-come basis.

    Our Film this month: 

    Emptying the Skies 

    Based on a magazine essay written by noted best-selling novelist Jonathan Franzen for 'The New Yorker' and widely republished around the world, 'Emptying the Skies' chronicles the rampant poaching of migratory songbirds in southern Europe. Songbird populations have been drastically declining for several decades, and a number of species face extinction imminently. The film explores the wonder of these tiny globe-flying marvels, millions of which are unlawfully slaughtered each year for large sums on the black market, and follows an intrepid squad of pan-European bird-lovers who risk their lives waging a secret war against poachers, disrupting illegal trapping and freeing as many birds as possible. Jonathan Franzen is executive producer of and featured in the film. 

    Have a great documentary in mind you would love to share with the AMC community? Let us know, we would love to hear your suggestions for 2017 films.

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  • George

    Adventurer, Hiker, Amatuer Nature Photographer, Traveler

  • catherine h

    Cate - moved from Ireland 25 yrs ago - Work in NYC - experiencing new things(at least once),... more

  • Jackie

    Hi there! Looking for new fun people to get outside with

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