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The Birds (1963) with intro by Ann Glenn

Bow Tie Cinema continues its ongoing weekend "Cine Classic" Film Series with another great from Alfred Hitchcock, his late-career avian shocker, The Birds.

Having made us afraid of getting in the shower in Psycho, in The Birds Hitchcock takes another innocuous thing in our lives--birds--and turns them into instruments of horror. Using innovative special effects, Hitchcock convinces us of the menace of nature's avaitors and of their power to terrorize.  

Here's the trailer:

My commentary begins at 10:30 and includes little known/fascinating facts about the film's stars, director and production.  The film starts at 11:00 a.m. Audience questions and comments are encouraged both before and after the screening.

Admission is $5.50 ($4.50 with a Bow Tie free Criterion Club card which can be obtained online at Bow Tie's website or at the theater.)

Be sure to check Bow Tie Harbour 9's website for the complete list of their weekend "Cine Classic" films for October and November. Scheduled films include:  Ghostbusters (1984) October 26 & 27; Whatever Happened to Baby Jane (1962) November 2 & 3; Some Like It Hot (1959) November 9 & 10; Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961) November 16 & 17; Auntie Mame (1958) November 23 & 24; and Miracle on 34th Street (1947) November 30 & 31.

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  • Karena L.

    also after thinking about what Ann said about how things start happening when Melanie shows up and since it's supposed to be fairly isolated to Bodega Bay, i do think Hitchcock was implying that she had somehow caused the whole thing. especially since that mother w/ the 2 kids in the diner accused her of just that. i guess that was supposed to put that thought on your radar w/ a not so subtle hint. maybe she wasn't a nut after all!

    October 20, 2013

  • Karena L.

    great time. very interesting commentary and it's always nice to learn something you didn't know about these classic films.

    October 20, 2013

  • Will R.

    Very cool to see this on the big screen. Nice job on the commentary Ann!

    October 20, 2013

  • Karena L.

    actually i've got 4 people coming now plus myself. hopefully this can turn into a regular thing! looking forward to it.

    October 19, 2013

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