Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds"


Film Info
Event Type:Film Screening
Release Year:1963
Production Country:USA
Original Langauge:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Alfred Hitchcock
Cast:Tippi Hedren
Rod Taylor
Jessica Tandy
Suzanne Pleshette
Veronica Cartwright
Produced By:Alfred Hitchcock
Screenwriter:Daphnie Du Maurier (original story)
Evan Hunter
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Join us on Tuesday, May 9 at 7pm for the Sturgis Cinema Circle 60th anniversary screening of the classic 1963 Hitchcock Thriller, The Birds. Melanie Daniels (Tippy Hedren) a wealthy San Francisco socialite, pursues a potential romantic interest to a small Northern California town that slowly takes a turn for the bizarre when birds of all kinds suddenly begin to attack people.

The Sturgis Cinema Circle seeks to engage audiences with the experience of seeing classic films on the big screen while enjoying an expanded understanding of the film's cultural and historical significance through a featured post-show conversation hosted by the director of the Sturges-Young. Tickets are $7 for adults, $5 for students, seniors and military, which are available by phone at (269) 651-8541 or walk-up sales prior to show date and at the door. Concessions available.

Purchase a Film Lovers pass and get 12 films for the price of 10 or 6 films for the price of 5! Sold Separately, your film pass includes a personalized punch card.

Sponsored in part through the Sturgis Area Community Foundation - Flora Beck Performing Arts Endowment Fund.

(PG-13, some disturbing elements, mild blood & gore)

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Melanie Daniels (Tippy Hedren) is the modern rich socialite, part of the jet-set who always gets what she wants. When lawyer Mitch Brenner (Rod Taylor) sees her in a pet shop, he plays something of a practical joke on her, and she decides to return the favor. She drives about an hour north of San Francisco to Bodega Bay, where Mitch spends the weekends with his mother Lydia and younger sister Cathy. Soon after her arrival, however, the birds in the area begin to act strangely. A seagull attacks Melanie as she is crossing the bay in a small boat, and then, Lydia finds her neighbor dead, obviously the victim of a bird attack. Soon, birds in the hundreds and thousands are attacking anyone they find out of doors. There is no explanation as to why this might be happening, and as the birds continue their vicious attacks, survival becomes the priority.

Followed by a brief post-show discussion hosted by the director of the Sturges-Young Center for the Arts.