Film Screening and Q&A: Crowville

Saturday Jan 4, 2020

6500 Coors Blvd NW
Albuquerque, NM 87120




Kent Swanson

Phone: 897-8831
Website: Click to Visit

Enjoy a screening of the short film by Mary Lance and Ben Daitz with a discussion to follow.


CROWVILLE is a short film by Mary Lance and Ben Daitz. Each winter, thousands of American Crows are drawn to the Rio Grande Bosque, a fragile riparian cottonwood forest along the river. They spend their days scavenging at a nearby mass of interconnected shopping centers. In the evenings, they leave that concrete world to roost communally in the peace and security of the Bosque. It’s both a visually stunning and mysterious phenomenon--- their migration west over our house at dawn, and east again at dusk, to a massed communal roost hidden somewhere in the Bosque. As filmmakers who live nearby, we began to document this phenomenon, beginning in our own backyard. Underpinning these stories is the pull of deep nature and a recognition that we, like the crows, live in two worlds. Space is limited. Please call 897-8831 for more info and to register.