Next year's Independent Film Festival is scheduled for April 22-25, and will take place at the historic Orinda Theater. The board is confident that the festival will survive tough economic times with this move to Contra Costa County, closer to Oakland and a BART ride from San Francisco.
The film association is holding a fundraising screening of "The Birds" with special guest Tippi Hedren, who starred in the Alfred Hitchcock film in 1963.
The event takes place at 7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 18, at the Orinda Theater and also benefits Hedren's Roar Foundation-Shambala Preserve. The refuge for wild animals was first established as an "African" set for the motion picture, "Roar," which Hedren co-produced and starred in with her daughter, film actress Melanie Griffith. Purchase tickets online at www.caiff.org or call 277-1355. The $20 admission includes a Q&A with Hedren. A $125 package also includes dinner.