Saturday, March 5, 2011

The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill

"The city is just as natural as the country, let's not forget it."
                                                                  -Gary Snyder

The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill is a wonderful urban fairy tale. And it's true!

A lost soul living among the rambling gardens and cottages of Telegraph Hill, drifting and disillusioned, never sure when he is going to be kicked out of his humble abode and be homeless again, starts feeding the wild parrots.  They become his friends and the focal point of his life and lead him on a path to true love and the realization that after years of desiring to be somewhere else, Telegraph Hill is his perfect place.

I remember loving the film when I saw it years ago at the cinema so when I happened to see the book by Mark Bittner on the shelf at the library I picked it up and was reminded of its magic.  Here is the trailer for the film which is available on DVD.

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