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Movies: Going Green

Movies: Going Green

The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill (2003)

The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill captures the life of Mark Bittner, a gentle homeless musician who's befriended a flock of wild parrots in a neighborhood of San Francisco. Following Bittner, the camera zooms in on individual parrots, revealing their individual personalities and the traits of their species. This leads to Bittner's own life, the network of friendships that support him, and the ways in which the parrots--a non-native species--interact with both the natural ecosystem and the city government; just about every topic opens up another until a flock of colorful birds represents a microcosm of nature and society. Filmmaker Judy Irving has created an exemplary documentary simply by paying attention to the details of the world around her subject.  

An "engrossing, delightful film" --The Washington Post

83 min; Rated G 

Related LibGuide: Green Living by Susan Fisher

Date:
Sunday, November 25, 2018
Time:
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location:
Fukaya Room B
Library:
Fremont Main Library
Audience:
  Adults     Older Adults     Teens  
Categories:
  Movies, Music, Performances  

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