Webinar: The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill: Where Are They Now?
Date: Friday, May 7, 2021
Time: 12:00 pm PDT (double-check your local time with this time zone converter)
Parrot lovers were captivated by the wild, feathered cast of the 2003 documentary by Judy Irving, as well as by their co-star, Mark Bittner. Join us for a Free, live, interactive webinar with our very special guest, Mark Bittner. Mark will talk about the film and the birds, including updates on both! This is a webinar you don’t want to miss! For those who haven’t seen the movie or want to watch it again, it is still available on DVD or for viewing online through several services.
In 1973, at the age of 21, Mark Bittner left his home in Seattle for San Francisco with two aims: he hoped to make a career in music and to unravel the mysteries of consciousness. The only unraveling that took place was his hope to have a career in music, and he ended up on the street. But he never quit his pursuit of the mysteries of consciousness. Surprisingly, a lot of the loose ends of his many-years-long study came together in 1996 when he began to feed and observe a flock of wild parrots in San Francisco. Out of that experience came a book and a documentary film, both entitled “The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill.” Mark is currently working on a book and a complementary set of music recordings about the events that led up to his time as a homeless seeker. The book is called “Street Song” and the recordings are called “Street Songs.”