The wild parrots of Telegraph Hill
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Follow the ups and downs of a flock of wild urban parrots within the green niches of San Francisco. Along the way meet unforgettable characters like Picasso and Sophie, the inseparable parrot lovers, and Connor, the lovable outcast of the flock.
The film's endearing guide is Mark Bittner, an aging bohemian, but the supporting cast members, a rambunctious flock of urban parrots, are the true stars, and their surprisingly humanlike behavior makes for a wondrous and rare experience. The film follows the ups-and-downs of these wild birds within the green niches of San Francisco as Bittner befriends, feeds, and names the members of the flock. Along the way, we meet many unforgettable characters: among them Connor, the grouchy yet lovable outcast of the flock, crying for a mate but luckless in his pursuits, and "the lovers," Picasso and Sophie, inseparable until Sophie is forced into mourning when Picasso disappears. More than a mere birdwatcher, Bittner finds solace in his immersion with these strikingly beautiful creatures - but how will he cope when he's evicted from his sanctuary and forced to live away from the parrots?
ContentsExtra features: Flock update (7 min.)
Short films: Homage to Connor (12 min.). Mingus at the Oasis (9 min.). Mark's home movies (29 min.). California quail (4 min.)
Music video (5 min.)
About the book
About the soundtrack
About Pelican Media
Pelican Media credits (1 min.)
Parrots -- California -- San Francisco.
Urban animals -- California -- San Francisco.
Animal populations -- California -- San Francisco.
Human-animal relationships -- California -- San Francisco.
Homeless persons -- California -- San Francisco -- Biography.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
|Publisher|| [New York?] : Waterville, Me. :Docurama :2005
Distributed in the U.S. by New Video ;
Pelican Media Production.
New Video Group.
Shadow Distribution (Firm)
Featuring Mark Bittner.
Original music, Chris Michie.
MPAA rating: G.
Theatrical release: 2003.
DVD; NTSC; optional Dolby digital 2.0 stereo, 5.1 surround.
1 videodisc (83 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.