Science on Screen: The Birds



St. Anthony Main Theatre 3 Tue, Mar 22, 2016 7:00 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$8.50
Student w/ID (Box Office Only):$6.00
Film Info
Program:Science on Screen
Tags:Sci Fi
Release Year:1963
Runtime:119 min
Festivals & Awards:1964 Academy Award Nominee
1964 Golden Globe Winner
Country/Region:United States
Director:Alfred Hitchcock
Cinematographer:Robert Burks
Screenwriter:Evan Hunter
Daphne Du Maurier (Story)
Editor:George Tomasini
Principal Cast:Tippi Hedren
Suzanne Pleshette
Rod Taylor


Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds is an unforgettable masterpiece that is considered one of the most terrifying films from the Master of Suspense. When beautiful blonde Melanie Daniels (Tippi Hedren) travels to Bodega Bay in pursuit of eligible bachelor Mitch Brenner (Rod Taylor), she is inexplicably attacked by a seagull. Suddenly, thousands of birds begin to flock into town, preying on schoolchildren and residents in a terrifying series of attacks. Mitch and Melanie must fight for their lives against a deadly force that cannot be explained or stopped in this film that makes you want to “hold onto something and watch!” (Leonard Maltin’s Classic Movie Guide)

Topic: "Bird Brains"
Presenter: F. Keith Barker, PhD.

Have you ever wondered what a bird is thinking? It might be a whole lot more than you'd expect. Join our ornithologist expert in a discussion on new discoveries that suggest our feathered friends are far more intelligent than we ever thought before.

keith barker, umnF. Keith Barker received his Ph.D. in evolutionary biology in 1999 from the University of Chicago. Subsequently he was a Chapman Postdoctoral Fellow at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, and then a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Minnesota, where he is now an Associate Professor in the Department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior, and Curator of Genetic Resources at the Bell Museum of Natural History. His research is focused on the phylogeny and diversification of passerine birds.





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