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Passenger Pigeons (film)

Passenger Pigeons is a 2010 mumblecore drama film written and directed by filmmaker Martha Stephens and her feature film debut.

Passenger Pigeons
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Passenger Pigeons film still
Directed byMartha Stephens
Produced byJoe Chang
Written byMartha Stephens
StarringEarl Lynn Nelson
Kentucker Audley
Bryan Marshall
Caroline White
Karrie Crouse
Brendan McFadden
CinematographyGreg Hudgins
Edited byJoe Chang
Martha Stephens
Distributed byBrink
Release date
March 13, 2010
Running time
107 minutes
CountryUnited States


4 different stories intersect after a miner dies in an accident in an East Kentucky coalmine. The brother of the dead miner, Moses (Bryan Marshall) comes home to visit his family for the first time in years. When the mine closes temporarily, Jesse (Kentucker Audley) spends the time off with his girlfriend Elva (Caroline White). Buck (Earl Lynn Nelson) is an executive with the mining company who comes to town to investigate the mine's safety. Buck is soon to retire and uses the trip to show his replacement Nolan (Brendan McFadden) the ropes. Annie (Karrie Crouse), an activist from Washington D.C., uses the incident as means to drum up support against surface mining.


Passenger Pigeons premiered at the South by Southwest Film Festival on March 13, 2010 and was released on DVD October 15, 2013.


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