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The WIld Parrots of Telegraph Hill

The WIld Parrots of Telegraph Hill

This intimate documentary is as much a character study as it is a nature film. The titular subjects are a flock of escaped pet parrots who have taken up residence in urban San Francisco. The real subject, however, is sensitive, semi-homeless "dharma bum" Mark Bittner, who has made it his life's mission to care for and to study these unusual birds. It's amazing to watch the personalities that emerge from these animals--avian and otherwise. The birds are, by turns, comical, sad, romantic, grumpy, joyous and more. The same can be said of Bittner. An emotional, funny and terribly warm film. See also: I Like to Watch (Instantly): Jazz on a Summer's Day, The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill by Devin D. O’Leary (09/29/2010). 83 minutes Unrated.