ASTORIA — A free screening of Chris Jordan’s documentary “Albatross,” a powerful love story about birds and the plastics that pollute the marine environment, will be held at the Liberty Theatre at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10. The showing is hosted by the Friends of Haystack Rock.
The film’s running time is 97 minutes and will be followed by a Q-and-A panel consisting of marine science professionals.
Jordan began making the movie in 2008 as a collaboration with Manuel Maqueda. Studying the newly emerging issue of ocean plastic pollution, they learned of an environmental tragedy taking place on a tiny atoll in the center of the North Pacific Ocean. On the first trip to Midway Atoll in 2009, their team filmed thousands of dead albatrosses. Returning to Midway over the next four years, the filmmakers experienced the birds’ beauty and grace.
The theater is at 1203 Commercial St.