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From "Wild Parrots" to "Pelican Dreams": a conversation with filmmaker Judy Irving

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Documentary filmmaker Judy Irving's movie "The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill" was a love letter to San Francisco and some of its most colorful residents. Now, Irving has turned her camera toward another local bird: the California brown pelican. The new film "Pelican Dreams" has its world premiere is tomorrow (Friday) night at three Bay Area theaters.

The celebrated documentarian joined KALW's Ben Trefny in studio to talk about her latest work.

JUDY IRVING: After a few years, you watch the bird, you get kind of close to the bird, you learn about the bird's personality, and, if you're a human being at all, you start to feel close to this fellow being.

Hear more about Judy Irving's approach to filmmaking by clicking here.

Find more information about the movie and Irving's local appearances here.

Ben handles daily operations in the news department, overseeing the editorial and sound engineering teams, delivering daily newscasts, producing the nightly news and culture show Crosscurrents, and supervising special projects including KALW's Audio Academy training program.