Premiere of a film inspired by Fred Bodsworth’s Last of the Curlews

We would like to make all members aware of the premiere of the film The Last Curlew, inspired by the celebrated book by longtime TFN member and past president, Fred Bodsworth. This film adaptation stars beloved Canadian actor RH Thompson, with music by the late R. Murray Schafer, and has been endorsed by a friend of the Bodsworth family, and birder, herself, novelist Margaret Atwood.

The premiere screening will be held on April 15th at 7 pm at the Fox theatre located at 2236 Queen Street East in Toronto, just a few blocks from the house where Fred Bodsworth wrote the book, and where he led countless walks along the beaches and through Glen Stewart Ravine.

Tickets can be purchased in advance at

The Toronto Field Naturalists wish to acknowledge this land through which we walk. For thousands of years it has been the traditional land of the Wendat, the Seneca, and most recently, the Mississauga of the Credit River. Today it is still the home to many Indigenous peoples from across Turtle Island and we are grateful to have the opportunity to be on this land.