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Young Bird Season

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by Nellie Kluz
color, 19 min, 2011

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Competitive pigeon racing in New England is featured in this short film that reveals the camaraderie and competition of the niche sport and its participants. As their treasured birds race hundreds of miles night and day, the men of the Braintree Racing Pigeon Club pass the time with chitchat, obsessive stat-keeping, and affable trash-talk adorned with a Boston brogue. Director Nellie Kluz's verité portrait briefly immerses the viewer into a menagerie of crowded coops and clubhouses, punctuated with flourishes both artistic and avian.

— Ted Mott, Full Frame Documentary Film Festival

Film Festivals, Screenings, Awards
Honorable Mention, Chicago Underground Film Festival, 2011
53rd Festival dei Popoli, Italy, 2012
Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, 2012
Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, 2012
Maryland Film Festival, 2012
Camden International Film Festival, 2011
Independent Film Festival Boston, 2011
Northside DIY Festival, 2011

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