May 30, 2019
‘For the Birds’ Review: From an Overcrowded Chicken Coop Springs Unusual Life
What makes the film stand out is its editing, which carefully builds a story from multiple perspectives.
When Richard Miron began filming his indelible documentary, “For the Birds,” his subjects, Kathy Murphy and her husband, Gary, were living alongside a collection of some 200 chickens, geese, ducks and turkeys. The birds had spilled out from their makeshift coops on the lawn. To Kathy’s delight and Gary’s disgust, they had filled their mobile home with the sounds, stinks and scum of the coop.