Sept 12 SFGFF presents: work in progress screening - PELICAN DREAMS with Judy Irving

Pelican DreamsJoin us on Wednesday, September 12, with award-winning, Bay Area documentary filmmaker Judy Irving who will show excerpts from her work-in-progress film Pelican Dreams about the most enigmatic of our local birds, the Brown Pelican. Judy directed The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill but her love for Brown Pelicans goes even further back: 

“Because pelicans have an ancient magic about them, and because their near-extinction and recovery parallel our human relationship to the environment, I've been wanting to make a film about them for years, but I needed a good story! One August afternoon, a confused young pelican landed on the roadway of the Golden Gate Bridge, causing a spectacular traffic jam and providing the beginning of a perfect narrative arc for this film.”

Learn about and participate in the creative process of filmmaking! Join us for this unique work-in-progress event, see short clips and extracts from the upcoming film, and discuss the process of creating a narrative arc in a documentary.

Watch Gigi's traffic-stopping arrest here.

Click here to read the production blog.


Wednesday, September 12

6:30pm for refreshments

7:00pm for program


Ninth Street Independent Film Center

145 9th Street (at Mission/Howard)

Tickets: $12/$11

This event is presented in partnership with the “Work It!” program of the Ninth Street Independent Film Center.