MBC President Doug Rogers recently received the following email invitation to MBC members to attend the Nov. 6th Virginia Film Festival screening of the “The Million Dollar Duck.” Here’s the email to all of us from the film’s director, Brian Davis.
I’m the director of documentary film, The Million Dollar Duck, and I wanted to personally invite the Monticello Bird Club to the Virginia Film Festival screening on Sunday Nov. 6th. We’ve had a lot of birders come to screenings in the past and they love it. I’m a native of Charlottesville and both Paul Pastor, the moderator for the screening, is a UVA alum. Local Duck Stamp artists Ron Louque (winner of the 2001 Duck Stamp) and Vern Pond will also be in attendance.
Film Description: Winner of Best Documentary Feature at the Slamdance Film Festival, this film from director Brian Golden Davis dives into the eccentric world of the Federal Duck Stamp Contest—the only juried art competition run by the U.S. government. The contest is among the most successful conservation tools ever instituted, filled with ego, art, big money, and migratory waterfowl. Following six wildlife artists turned competitors who strive to win “the Olympics of wildlife art,” The Million Dollar Duck brings to life this highly competitive contest as the artists are eliminated one by one, leaving a winner whose work will be seen by millions.
Film Trailer and Ticket information: http://virginiafilmfestival.org/films/millon-dollar-duck/
If you can let your group know about the screening and help get the word out, I would greatly appreciate it.