TUNKHANNOCK — Many birdwatchers have noticed favorite migratory songbirds no longer are seen in local woods or around their yards. This issue is the subject of “The Messenger,” a film to be featured in the Dietrich Theater Fall Film Festival with several showings.
At the 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22 showing, Rick Koval, local WNEP Pennsylvania Outdoor Life naturalist, will introduce the film and discuss its implications for the community and beyond afterwards.
“The Messenger” examines the various hazards songbirds face around the world, with a call to global action.
During the Fall Film Festival, which runs from Sept. 16 to Oct. 6, “The Messenger” is also scheduled to be shown at 4:15 p.m. Sept. 17, Sept. 19, Sept. 30 and Oct. 2 and at 12 p.m. Oct. 6.
Tickets for each showing are $8.50 and are available online at dietrichtheater.com or at the ticket booth.
For more information, call the Dietrich at 570-996-1500.
During the Fall Film Festival, the Dietrich’s Sherwood Gallery will also feature 13 photographs taken by Rick Koval, each one capturing one of the now vulnerable songbirds in danger of extinction. Koval maintains that photos and words cannot describe the beauty and grace of the colorful song birds – however, these might soon be the only reminders of what were once common sights and sounds each and every spring and summer throughout the region.