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'Pelican Dreams' explores the world of the noble California brown pelican

CA brown pelicans flying
Judy Irving

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In 2003, filmmaker Judy Irving made a beautiful documentary titled "The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill." It focused on a flock of feral parrots living in San Francisco.

Now, Irving has made a new film about another winged creature. "Pelican Dreams" explores the world of the noble sea birds: their history, their habits, even their body language.

Irving follows a wayward California brown pelican from the Golden Gate Bridge to a wildlife rehabilitation center while exploring the challenges these majestic birds face and the importance of protecting them.

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Irving will participate in question and answer sessions before "Pelican Dreams" showtimes at the Royal Laemmle Theatre in West Los Angeles on Friday, November 7th and at the Laemmle Playhouse 7 in Pasadena on Saturday, November 8th.

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