The Birdman of Alcatraz
Monday, May 8, 2017 7:00PM
The Granada Theatre
Prices: $10 Orchestra / $20 Loge
The Granada Theatre Presents
ELMER BERNSTEIN MEMORIAL SERIES
THE BIRDMAN OF ALCATRAZ
Part of the Elmer Bernstein Memorial Film Series
Sentenced to life in solitary confinement after killing a prison guard, despondent inmate Robert Stroud combats loneliness and tedium by nursing an ailing bird back to health. Stroud develops an interest in caring for birds and becomes a talented ornithologist. After publishing a book on bird diseases from jail, he meets and marries Stella, a fellow bird enthusiast. When Stroud is suddenly moved to Alcatraz, though, his marriage and work are both threatened.
Starring Burt Lancaster, Karl Malden, Thelma Ritter
Director: John Frankenheimer |Writers: Guy Trosper, Thomas E. Gaddis
1962, 147 mins,unrated
The Elmer Bernstein Memorial Film Series is designed to highlight films that are important beyond their cinematic tradition for their showcasing of great cinematic scores. Guest curator Jon Burlingame will host a talk with audience Q&A before the film.
About the Elmer Bernstein Memorial Film Series
Established by the Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts to honor the life and work of noted film composer and Santa Barbara resident, Elmer Bernstein, the Elmer Bernstein Memorial Film Series presents an annual selection of films noteworthy for the importance of their musical scores to the telling of each film’s unique story. A guest curator is selected each year to program the series, host the screening, discuss each film and moderate a question and answer session with the audience and other special guests.