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Newsfront - August 28, 2009

Film Fest moves to Orinda; Tippi Hedren to attend September fundraiser

The California Independent Film Festival Association has moved its 2010 Film Festival to Orinda, its board members announced, after seven seasons in Livermore. The association also sponsors the International Children's Film Festival in Danville every spring.

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 or call 277-1355. The $20 admission includes a Q&A with Hedren. A $125 package also includes dinner.


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Posted by Birds
a resident of Walnut Creek
on Aug 28, 2009 at 9:23 pm

I hope she don't bring them dang birds with her. That movie was just plain creepy. I never wanted a pet bird after that and believe that all birds are here to destroy us. Look at how birds are trying to wreck planes on a daily basis.