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Q&A with Tippi Hedren to follow screening of Hitchcock's "The Birds"

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. - Actress Tippi Hedren, who starred in Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds," will attend a 50th anniversary screening of the 1963 horror film in Palm Springs tomorrow.

Hedren will answer questions after the 7 p.m. showing at Camelot Theatres.

The 1963 film was recently digitally remastered, according to Michael Green of the Palm Springs Cultural Center, which is putting on the screening.

"The Birds" was billed as "introducing Tippi Hedren" when it was released by Universal Pictures and also stars Rod Taylor, Jessica Tandy, Suzanne Pleshette and Veronica Cartwright. It was nominated for an Academy Award for best visual effects in 1964, and Hedren, mother of actress Melanie Griffith, won a Golden Globe the same year for most promising newcomer, according to IMDB.

"The Birds" is based on a short novel of the same name by Daphne du Maurier. In the film, a San Francisco socialite follows a love interest to a small Northern California town, where birds start to attack people.

Tickets are $15 and available at the Camelot Theatres box office at 2300 E. Baristo Road from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., by calling (760) 325-6565 or online at or

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