The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill

Genre:  Documentary
Running Time:  83 min.
Release Date: July 15, 2005 (limited)
DVD: December 27, 2005

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The true story of a Bohemian St. Francis and his remarkable relationship with a flock of wild red-and-green parrots. Mark Bittner, a dharma bum*, former street musician in San Francisco, falls in with the flock as he searches for meaning in his life, unaware that the wild parrots will bring him everything he needs.

*Dharma bum (per Gary Snyder): "A homeless seeker of truth."

Director: Judy Irving
Studio: Mongrel Media
Producer(s): Judy Irving
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