J.K. is juggling a Big Year race - to see the most number of bird species in L.A. County in one year - with trying to complete a doctorate in physics. Rick, the president of the bird society, is nipping at J.K.'s heels in the Big Year count, always just two or three bird sightings behind him. As Trip Chair, J.K. is also under pressure to organize birding trips for the society. A Big Year is a "race against time," and as the year unfolds, J.K. finds it harder to concentrate on the last important paper he needs to publish to get his Ph.D.
This event will feature both a reading and a slideshow.
Priyanka Kumar is the award-winning writer, director, and producer of the feature documentary The Song of the Little Road on Satyajit Ray, starring Martin Scorsese, Ismail Merchant, and Ravi Shankar, premiered at the Telluride Film Festival and is in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' permanent collection. Kumar's awards include the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Award, the New Visions/New Mexico Award, an Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences fellowship, a Panavision Filmmaker Award. She taught filmmaking at the University of S. California, Santa Cruz.
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