The Bird with the Crystal Plumage

Wednesday, January 31 - Wednesday, February 14, 2024

In 1970, Dario Argento indelibly redefined the “giallo” genre of murder-mystery thrillers with THE BIRD WITH THE CRYSTAL PLUMAGE—a mind-bending mix of murder, obsession, and art. A staggeringly assured first feature, this film establishes the key traits that define Argento’s filmography, including lavish visuals and a flare for wildly inventive and brutal scenes of violence. With sumptuous cinematography by Vittorio Storaro (Apocalypse Now) and a seductive Ennio Morricone score, this landmark film has never looked better in this 4K restoration.

Screening as part of our latest retrospective Panic Attacks: The Films of Dario Argento

  • Country Italy, West Germany
  • Language English
  • Year 1970
  • Running Time 96 minutes
  • Distributor AGFA
  • Director Dario Argento
  • Cast Tony Musante, Suzy Kendall, Enrico Maria Salerno, Eva Renzi, Umberto Raho
  • Accessibility Assistive Listening, T-Coil

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