PELICAN DREAMS: A STORY OF FRIENDSHIP, SURVIVAL, AND THE BEAUTY OF FLIGHT
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 11TH @ 6:00 PM
PRESIDIO OFFICERS’ CLUB
50 MORAGA AVENUE
In this intimate portrait of an iconic seabird species, filmmaker Judy Irving (The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill – an indie smash hit!) follows a wayward, starving California brown pelican from her “arrest” on the Golden Gate Bridge into care at a wildlife rehabilitation facility, and from there explores pelicans’ nesting grounds, Pacific coast migration, and survival challenges.
The film is about wildness: How close can we get to a wild animal without taming or harming it? Why do we need wildness in our lives, and how can we protect it? Pelican Dreams stars “Gigi” (for Golden Gate) and “Morro” (a backyard pelican with an injured wing), as well as the wildlife professionals who care for them. 80 minutes, Rated G.
Producer/director Judy Irving will answer questions after the screening.
The film was released theatrically to over 100 cities and has a 95 percent “fresh” rating on the national film critics’ site Rotten Tomatoes.
“Affectionate, at times humorous and reveals a sense of wonder and awe at the birds’ simple beauty.” – SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE
“The most effective part of Irving’s film is how deftly she captures the pelicans’ clear anxieties, curiosities, and joys.” – THE VILLAGE VOICE
“By the film’s conclusion you’ll have a greater appreciation for these deceptively complex creatures…who initiate eye contact with humans as if they were inquisitive canines.” – HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
“A charming film with heart! – AUDUBON MAGAZINE
“Eloquent, lyrical, and beautifully photographed…Pelican Dreams transcendentally takes flight.” – SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS
Photo Credit: Judy Irving