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Press Release - Public invited to attend free Classic Film at ND Heritage Center

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 17, 2014
Contact: Kim Jondahl, Communications & Education
701.328.2792

Public invited to attend free Classic Film at ND Heritage Center

BISMARCK—The public is invited to attend the free classic 1962 film, “The Birds,” directed by Alfred Hitchcock, at the North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum in the Russell Reid Auditorium on Friday, June 20, at 7 p.m. This Oscar-nominate film is the final selection of the Feathered Friday Film Festival sponsored by the State Historical Society of North Dakota.

In the film, rated PG-13, a wealthy San Francisco socialite pursues a potential boyfriend to a small Northern California town that slowly takes a turn for the bizarre when birds begin to attack people in increasing numbers and with increasing viciousness. There is never an explanation as to why the birds have run amok, but once the onslaught begins, there's virtually no letup. “The Birds” is 120 minutes in length.

The Feathered Friday Film Festival is held in conjunction with the international “Birds in Art” traveling exhibit featured in the Sperry Gallery at the ND Heritage Center & State Museum through June 30. This exhibit features bird-themed paintings and sculptures by acclaimed artists from around the world.

For more information, go to history.nd.gov or call 701.328.2666.

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