What’s it like to try to get to know a flying dinosaur?
Filmmaker Judy Irving (“The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill”) follows a wayward 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, a theatrical feature, stars “Gigi” (for Golden Gate) and Morro (a backyard pelican with an injured wing).