Nov 02, 2012
(Alfred Hitchcock, USA, 1963, 35mm, 120 min)
New 35mm print!
Special introduction by film critic Tom Keogh!
"Always make the audience suffer as much as possible," said Alfred Hitchcock, and we love him for tickling us while submerging us in the cold water of fear. With The Birds, Hitchcock lulls viewers into a real-world setting before unleashing the antagonists on them like a splash of cold water. When a wealthy socialite follows a potential boyfriend to a sleepy coastal California town the birds there suddenly start to attack. This cautionary tale is nearly 50 years old, but still feels timely. You’ll never look at a flock of birds the same way again.