• The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill (2005)

The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill

Release Date: February 9th, 2005

DVD Release Date: December 26th, 2005

G |1 hr 23 min

Plot Summary

A homeless musician's life is transformed after he discovers a flock of wild South American parrots living in San Francisco. How they got there is a mystery, but Mark Bittner forms a bond with the exotic birds through his music and his patient, attentive care. Over time he comes to appreciate their individual identities and makes a case for humans to reevaluate their relationship to animals. When he is forced to leave them, he despairs over the birds' fate.

Director: Judy Irving

Genres: Documentary

Keywords: Endearing, Transformation, Mystery, Emotional, Charming, Underdog, 2000s

Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    Robert K. ElderChicago Tribune

    The kind of well-crafted, character-driven work that wows regional film festival crowds and public television audiences but seldom gets seen outside those circles. show more

  • 80
    The Hollywood Reporter

    Genuinely sweet, beautifully constructed documentary. show more

  • 100
    Michael SragowBaltimore Sun

    Beguiling, moving and just plain fun documentary. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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