Horror, Mystery, Thriller

RetroGothic Film Series Presents

The Bird with the Crystal Plumage

  • Fri, Mar 22
    • 7:10pm - Cinema One
  • Sun, Mar 24
    • 2:00pm - Cinema One
  • Wed, Mar 27
    • 9:20pm - Cinema One
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Dario Argento redefined the “giallo” genre of murder-mystery thrillers with this mind-bending mix of murder, obsession, and art. With sumptuous cinematography by Vittorio Storaro and a seductive Ennio Morricone score, this landmark film is a staggeringly assured first feature. Sam Dalmas (Tony Musante), an American writer living in Rome, inadvertently witnesses a brutal attack on a woman (Eva Renzi) in a modern art gallery. Powerless to help, he grows increasingly obsessed with the incident. Convinced that something he saw that night holds the key to identifying the maniac terrorizing Rome, he launches his own investigation parallel to that of the police, heedless of the danger to both him and his girlfriend Giulia (Suzy Kendall).