Liberty Theatre | Camas WA | The Birds
The Birds (PG-13) Release Date: October 30th, 2020
Runtime: 2 hr. 0 min.
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Genres: Suspense/Thriller
Starring: Tippi Hedron, Rod Taylor, Suzanne Heshette, Jessica Tandy
Before you mistake THE BIRDS for one of those beautiful documentaries like WINGED MIGRATION or MARCH OF THE PENGUINS, consider that it was directed by one Alfred Hitchcock. Instead of honoring our flying friends, he turned them into a malevolent menace, spreading terror from the air. "Take in the bird-bath and feeder! Beware the first robin of spring! A threat of unspeakable horror is latent in our feathered friends!" warned The New York Times critic Bosley Crowther, and them's words to live by!

The most hair-raising movie ever inspired by a story from Good Housekeeping magazine (really!), THE BIRDS scared the living daylights out of everyone who saw it in 1963 and it remains first-rate nightmare fuel 50 years later. It was also something of a nightmare for leading lady Tippi Hedren, a former model and commercial spokeswoman who had no dramatic credits when Hitchcock saw her on TV and hired her to play Melanie Daniels, the initially carefree, fast-living blonde who unknowingly helps to trigger the birds' fury. As Melanie pursues Mitch (Rod Taylor), a San Francisco lawyer who is visiting his mom (Jessica Tandy) in tranquil Bodega Bay, no one has any clue of the chaos to come. THE BIRDS contains some of the most shocking and memorable imagery in any Hitchcock film, including a horrifying moment in an attic and an unforgettable sequence involving unlucky schoolchildren.

Crowther noted, "Making a terrifying menace out of what is assumed to be one of nature's most innocent creatures and one of man's most melodious friends, Mr. Hitchcock and his associates have constructed a horror film that should raise the hackles on the most courageous and put goose-pimples on the toughest hide." You tell 'em, Bosley! (James Sanford)
All tickets, all ages $5. Tickets must be purchased online. Please arrive early, no seating after the show starts.