You might want to take an umbrella to the Plaza Theatre when the fifth annual Plaza Classic Film Festival screens Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds."
It's one four titles confirmed for this year's festival, which runs Aug. 2-12.
The others are "Wings," the 1929 silent classic and first movie to win the Academy Award for best picture ("The Artist" is the first silent since then to win it).
Also planned, Fellini's 1960 comic drama "La Dolce Vita" and "Wattstax," the 1973 concert documentary of the '72 R&B festival in Watts.
The festival will celebrate the centennials of Universal and Paramount, along with an exhibit at the El Paso Museum of Art in honor of designer Edith Head.
In other film festival news:
• Binational Independent Film Festival director Cesar Alejandro says that Maria Victoria, one of the last film stars of Mexican cinema's golden age, has backed out of this year's festival, citing concerns about Juarez violence.
Instead, the festival will honor veteran Mexican film and TV star Julio Aleman, 68.
He joins "Crossover Dreams" director Leon Ichaso as this year's lifetime achievement honorees.
The 12th annual edition of the festival moves from January to April 13-21 this year in El Paso and Juarez.
No film titles have been announced yet.