A Bird of the Air

Release date:September 23, 2011


Director:Margaret Whitton

MPAA Rating:PG-13 (for some sexual content and accident images)


Starring:Rachel Nichols, Jackson Hurst, Linda Emond, Buck Henry, Judith Ivey, Erik Jensen, Matte Osian, Rocco Sisto, Phyllis Somerville, Louis Zorich

Genre:Drama, Romance

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Plot Summary:

A sassy parrot and a free-spirited librarian upend the well-ordered life of a solitary man. Lyman (Jackson Hurst) is a loner, working the graveyard shift for the Courtesy Patrol. When a green parrot flies in to his trailer he becomes obsessed with finding its owner, which leads him to Fiona (Rachel Nichols). She has been eyeing Lyman from a distance and decides to help with his parrot search, whether he wants her to or not. Along with her basset hound, they set out on a quest to find the bird’s previous owners and Fiona begins to unravel the mysteries of Lyman's past. But when Fiona joins Lyman on his nightly rounds, she witnesses a reality more intense than the romantic version she had envisioned.