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Whirlybird

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Original title
Whirlybird
Year
Running time
103 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Cinematography
Edward Herrera
Cast
Producer
Fishbowl Films
Genre
Documentary | Journalism
Official Site
http://www.whirlybirdfilm.com
Synopsis / Plot
Flying high above Los Angeles in a whirling news helicopter, Marika Gerrard and Zoey Tur (known then as Bob) captured some of the city’s most epic breaking news stories. The two recount the salacious details of their career as a husband-and-wife journalist team doing whatever it took to catch an unfolding story. Their camera captured the extreme adrenaline of the culture of live news and, as a result, the strain it took on their relationship—and, ultimately, a major life transition for Zoey. A wholly unique take on the story of Los Angeles told through stunning aerial footage and remarkable home videos, Whirlybird reframes many of the city’s pivotal moments of the 1990s, including the O. J. Simpson pursuit and the 1992 riots.
Awards
2020: Sundance Film Festival: U.S. Documentary Competition
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