Camelot Theatres in Palm Springs presents a special 50th anniversary celebration screening of Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds," with a live Q&A session with the film's star Tippi Hedren on Thursday, March 14 at 7 p.m.
In "The Birds," a wealthy San Francisco socialite pursues a potential boyfriend to a small Northern California town that slowly takes a turn for the bizarre when birds of all kinds suddenly begin to attack people there in increasing numbers and with increasing viciousness.
Tippi Hedren started her career as a model. She was discovered by famed director Alfred Hitchcock while appearing on "The Today Show," when Hedren was featured in a soda commercial. He signed Tippi to a multi-year exclusive contract.
Tippi's official film debut was in Hitchcock's "The Birds." The filming of the movie was traumatic for the young actress as over several days various forms of birds were flung at her to create the effect Hitchcock desired for the film.
BBC and HBO aired the film "The Girl," starring Sienna Miller as Hedren and Tobey Jones as Hitchcock in 2012. The Golden Globe-nominated film indicated that Hitchock made various sexual advances towards Hedren. While a guest on Turner Classic Movies with Ben Mankiewicz, Hedren denied these rumors.
The film is not rated and has a run-time of 1 hour and 59 minutes.
General Ticket Price for this event is $15.
Camelot Theatres are located at 2300 East Baristo Road, Palm Springs, CA (see map).
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Whatever your movie choice this week, please remember your movie theater etiquette: silence your cell phones and no texting, please don't talk during the film and remove your children if they become a distraction to other audience members. Don't forget that laughing, crying and cheering are always approved behavior and even encouraged.
-Kay Shackleton is a film historian with special focus on Silent Films, see her work at SilentHollywood.com