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Friday, June 25, 2021

Welcome to our Friday Night Film Discussions! We hope you will join us virtually, until we can meet in person again. We’ll be discussing “The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill” – the true story of the relationship between parrots that live in San Francisco and of a musician. What you’ll find delightful is the personalities of the different parrots!

The Parrots of Telegraph Hill

The way it works:

PRIOR to the meeting (whenever works for your schedule), watch The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill on Kanopy,  the library’s video streaming service, and then come to the meeting prepared to discuss!

You will need an Ashland library card or a Boston Public Library e-card to use Kanopy. Click here to access Kanopy or for more info on the BPL e-card (see if you are eligible and then register – you can use any of BPL’s online resources with this card!).

Please register to receive the program link, which will be in your confirmation and reminder emails (check your spam folder for them!). Contact ashlandprograms@minlib.net with any questions.

Synopsis:
In a celebration of urban wildness, THE WILD PARROTS OF TELEGRAPH HILL follows formerly homeless street musician Mark Bittner into San Francisco’s avian subculture, where a remarkable flock of wild green-and-red parrots live and work to survive. Dubbed the “Bohemian St. Francis,” Bittner falls in with the flock as he searches for his path through life, unaware that the wild parrots will do more for him than eat his sunflower seeds.

Winner of Best Documentary Film at the Genesis Awards and Official Selection at the San Francisco International Film Festival.

Running Time
84 mins
Year
2003

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