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Whirlybird (2020)

Set in 80s and 90s Los Angeles, a couple revolutionized breaking news with their brazen helicopter reporting. Culled from the duo's video archive is an L.A. story of a family in turbulence hovering over a city unhinged.

Director:

Matt Yoka

Writer:

Andrea James (story consultant)
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Marika Gerrard Marika Gerrard ... Self
Katy Tur ... Self
Zoey Tur ... Self
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Set in 80s and 90s Los Angeles, a couple revolutionized breaking news with their brazen helicopter reporting. Culled from the duo's video archive is an L.A. story of a family in turbulence hovering over a city unhinged.

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Matt Yoka Brings Home Whirlybird
28 October 2020 | by lkgleesonSee all my reviews

Whirlybird is a seminal piece on the news gathering industry in Los Angeles and a fascinating, real-world tale of Los Angeles-based reporters, Bob Tur and Marika Gerrard, who revolutionized real-time news reporting from the air. Yoka crafts his work from 2,000 hours of recorded flight tape, direct interviews, news archives, still photos, and more. What results is a dynamic visual history of the biggest Los Angeles news events in the last 30 years. A must-see!


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Language:

English

Release Date:

26 January 2020 (USA) See more »

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