Pelican Dreams Opens in San Francisco

Opening Night

Opening night for Pelican Dreams at the Balboa Theater

Judy had her opening night party for Pelican Dreams Friday night at the Balboa Theater here in San Francisco. The film has been getting some excellent reviews, which is a relief. There was some concern that the general theme of the reviewers might be, “well, it’s not The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill, but…” In fact, there has been little comparing. The new film is being taken on its own merits, which are considerable. The party was a lot of fun—and I say that as one who usually doesn’t do well at parties. I saw a lot of people I’ve met over the years all in one place. I met some new people, too. The party had a good feeling, which carried over to the screening.

The central location for all things pelican is http://www.pelicandreams.com. Theater dates, links to reviews, and so on. There will be more theaters added in the coming months. If you get the chance, check out the movie. It’s warm, smart, funny, and moving. It’s not really a nature documentary—not in the traditional sense. It’s a movie that stars pelicans and people. And it’s about real life.

I’m leaving tomorrow morning for Olympia, Washington, where I’m giving some talks at Evergreen College. I’m looking forward to it. Then back here to help Judy with more openings and back to work on Street Song.

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9 Responses to “Pelican Dreams Opens in San Francisco”

  1. Tim Mueller Says:

    Congratulations, Judy! Our indie theater doesn’t have “Pelican Dreams” listed on their calendar yet. My work is cut out for me!

  2. Sarah Says:

    Congratulations, Judy! 😀

    Pelicans are awesome. Why wasn’t I born a pelican?

    Pelican Dreams will be shown at the Camera 3 in San Jose on Friday, October 31, 2014. What time will it start?

    • markbittner Says:

      Here is the Friday schedule: 4:30, 6:30, 8:55. But remember, it will play at least a week, longer if there is enough demand. The Camera 3 web site has all the details on times for other days.

    • Sarah Says:

      I didn’t know the Camera 3 will show Pelican Dreams for at least a week. Thanks for the heads up, Mark.

      Now I won’t have to choose between going to the Giants’ third victory parade and seeing Pelican Dreams on the same day. I see both; the Giants on Halloween and Pelican Dreams this weekend. Perfect!

  3. hawkins Says:

    Looking forward to you coming to class!

    -ak hawkins rogers

  4. KB Says:

    I came to Telegraph Hill in 2012. I wanted to see the parrot flock. A pelican landed on the truck bed. Synchronicity? I thought so at the time.
    Congratulations on Pelican Dreams. A nice accomplishment.

    • unhoppy Says:

      Saw your picture on the Evergreen website. It’s raining cats & dogs of course. I hope you are having fun in spite of the rain.

    • markbittner Says:

      Yes, it’s been raining cats & dogs and I’ve been enjoying it. I had a good time here in Olympia. Very good time. I’m glad I came. Now I’m getting on the train and going home.

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