Pelican Dreams

Please Note: This film is no longer showing at Railroad Square Cinema

In a story of friendship, survival and the spirit of flight, filmmaker Judy Irving (THE WILD PARROTS OF TELEGRAPH HILL, a MIFF Audience Award Winner and 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, from Waterville’s Shadow Distribution, stars “Gigi” (for Golden Gate) and Morro (a backyard pelican with an injured wing). “Too beautiful for words…erases the line between human and beast”—Erin Blackwell, Bay Area Reporter “Like THE WILD PARROTS OF TELEGRAPH HILL, Irving’s study of brown pelicans is affectionate, at times humorous and reveals a sense of wonder and awe at the birds’ simple beauty”—Carolyn Jones, San Francisco Chronicle. G. 79 Min.

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