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Sun, Feb 19

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The Virginia Theatre

“The Magic Stump” Bird Documentary Screening & Conservation Reception

Join us at The Virginia Theatre in Champaign for an exclusive showing of The Magic Stump.

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Grand Prairie Friends
“The Magic Stump” Bird Documentary Screening & Conservation Reception
“The Magic Stump” Bird Documentary Screening & Conservation Reception

Time & Location

Feb 19, 2023, 2:00 PM

The Virginia Theatre, 203 W Park Ave, Champaign, IL 61820, USA

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About the Event

Grand Prairie Friends and Champaign County Audubon Society invite the public to enjoy this Illinois-focused film.

"The Magic Stump" is a Turnstone film that tells the story of an Illinois tree stump that's attracted a phenomenal variety of wintering raptors through the years, including two rare Prairie Falcons. The goal of "The Magic Stump" is to draw attention to the story of raptors that winter in our highly altered agricultural landscape. The plan is for this film to be the first in "The Prairie State" series that will feature the landscape that once dominated Illinois. The film is directed by Bob Dolgan and edited by Sharon Filipkowski. Videography is by Mitchell Fransen and Mitchell Wenkus, and original music is by Empidonax.

Conservation Reception 2PM

Nibble, chat and trade stories with these local Conservation Community Members.

Snacks Provided/Cash Bar Open

THE MAGIC STUMP MOVIE SCREENING & cast Q&A 3PM

Discover the secrets held by this Coles County roost site. Follow three local birders on their journey to tell the stories discovered in the magic stump. Immediately after, enjoy the behind-the-scenes panel with producer, Bob Dolgan, and

birding cast/stars of the film.

View a trailer here: The Magic Stump at Turnstone Film

View the list of our very special sponsors here: The Magic Stump Sponsors

FREE ENTRY; RSVP REQUIRED

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