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The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill [DVD] [2004]

  • SKU: 7575242
  • Release Date: 12/26/2005
  • Rating: G

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    Special Features

    • Origins of the flock
    • Urban legends
    • Update: Mingus at the Oasis
    • Parrots music video
    • Mark Bittner's home movies
    • Flock updates
    • Deleted scenes
    • Theatrical trailer
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 surround
    • California Quail bonus Short
    • Closed Captioned


    The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill
    Telegraph Hill is a neighborhood in one of the hillier sections of San Francisco that over the years has become home to a large flock of wild parrots. While no one is certain how they got there, the birds were for the most part left to their own devices until they were discovered by Mark Bittner. A street musician and self-described "Dharma bum," Bittner had no practical background in ornithology when he first encountered the parrots, but it wasn't long before he developed a close bond with them and took it upon himself to feed and care for the birds, and even gave many of them names. Bittner's friendship with the parrots became a growing experience that taught the guitarist as much about himself as it did about the birds, and with the passage of time, his work earned him the respect of his community as well as a home. The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill is a documentary which recounts the story of Bittner and his birds, as well as an unexpected twist of fate which added a poignant note to their tale. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Gary Scott Thompson
      Gary Scott Thompson - Urban Legend

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      The compassion and love that went into the making of this film is moving beyond anything I have ever seen. I was so unprepared for the power of this story. If ever there was a film that I could watch over and over again for personal enhancement, this is it. The depth of love and the light that Mark Bittner repels is so enlightening; to have witnessed the Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill is to feel God up close and personal.

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