Hitchcock's The Birds Coming to the Big Screen in October
Tickets are now on sale for the 60th-anniversary showing of The Birds, scheduled for October 22 and 23 as part of the Big Screen Classics series from Fathom Events.
The 1963 Alfred Hitchcock film, based on the novel by Daphne Du Maurier, stars Tippi Hedren as Melanie Daniels, whose trip to a northern California town takes a turn toward the macabre when the small hamlet is mysteriously overtaken by flocks of birds that become increasingly aggressive.
Famously discovered by Hitchcock when he saw her in a 1961 television commercial, The Birds was Hedren's first starring role in a film. The director brought in a favorite collaborator, Edith Head, to design his new star's costumes. "Hitchcock preferred that the audience not notice her clothes," Head said of her work on the film in Edith Head's Hollywood. "He didn't want any distractions from the terror. I can barely remember what she had on myself."
The Birds will show at select theaters around the U.S. on October 22 and 23; click here for tickets and information.