Picture from The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill
Overall A-

Whether escaped or abandoned, these birds of a feather have flocked together, and managed to survive in the foreign, urban landscape of San Francisco. Equally homeless is Mark Bittner, the man who befriends and feeds them. This documentary shows how the man and parrots are learning from each other to adapt and find their place in the surrounding, bustling world.

Violence B+
Sexual Content A-
Profanity A
Substance Use A-

MPAA Rating: G

Talk to your kids about…

The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill

What parallels exist between Mark and the flock of parrots he befriends? How are these used to build the story in the movie?

Judy Irving, the producer/director, is introduced to the audience during the film. This is unusual for a documentary, where the traditional format dictates the behind-the-camera crew should never cross that line. Why do you think she made this creative decision? Does it add or distract from the final product?