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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:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1cA3OGjAGFk

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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