The Commoners
Penny Lane and Jessica Bardsley 2009
Documentary Short


Friday Jul 5, 2013

Southpoint Park on Roosevelt Island
East Road, Roosevelt Island, NY 10044

Friday Oct 11, 2013
Empire Drive-In
47-01 111th Street, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens

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The Commoners (Penny Lane and Jessica Bardsley | New York, NY | 12 min.)

Read an interview with the director on the Rooftop blog!

In 1890, a wealthy eccentric named Eugene Schieffelin collected every bird ever mentioned by Shakespeare and released them into Central Park. The only one to survive in the New World was the European Starling, now among the commonest - and most despised - birds in America. p-lane.com | jessicabardsley.com


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