SHRIEK presents THE BIRDS

As we say goodbye to June-uary in Seattle, SHRIEK: Women of Horror brings you a masterwork of natural disaster horror: THE BIRDS. The film takes on new context in a time of climate change debates, renewed fears of the end of the world, and the continuing struggle amongst the sexes. Join us this Sunday to watch and discuss this female-led film about human impotence in the face of nature.

 

SHRIEK: A Women of Horror Film Class presents THE BIRDS

Sunday, July 1, 2018

doors 6:30pm, opening talk & screening 7:00pm

Naked City Brewery & Taphouse

8564 Greenwood Ave N.

Seattle 98103

Hosted by Evan J. Peterson, Heather Marie Bartels, and Megan Peck

Sponsored by Crypticon Seattle and Scarecrow Video

Get your tickets here.

 

THE BIRDS (1963)

Starring Tippi Hedren, Veronica Cartwright, Jessica Tandy, Suzanne Pleshette, and Rod Taylor

Directed by Alfred Hitchcock

Screenplay by Evan Hunter, based on the story by Daphne du Maurier

Subgenre: Thriller, Apocalypse, Natural Disaster, Crazed Animals

Blood & Gore: Minimal and memorable

Sexual Assault: No, just romantic coercion

Bechdel Test: Pass! The first conversation in the film fulfills all 3 criteria. In fact, in an inverse of the Bechdel Test, it’s quite infrequent for male characters to talk to one another about anything other than female characters.

 

For the love of horror,

Evan, Heather, and Megan

The SHRIEKsters

 

SHRIEK is a community class merging film with education and offering an accessible forum outside of academia. The goal is to offer low-cost opportunities to learn about film and women’s studies and to inspire more diverse filmmakers, especially women, to get involved as creators in the genre.

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