"...We see them, for example, turn on the weak and injured of their own species. Rather, her background affords truly breathtaking close-ups of the animals and their environment, an urban haven of lush hillside foliage that encloses one of the city’s historical wooden staircases..."
"...Whenever I read a rave review of a "nature film," like The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill, with its implicit/explicit promise that this film is about far more than a flock of parrots and their eccentric "whisperer," I'll usually think, yeah, I should see that. Someday..."
"...I think it’s safe to say that documentary filmmaker Judy Irving has a thing for birds, considering that her last feature was 2003’s popular bird pic, The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill. With Pelican Dreams, Irving again delivers personal observations about curious creatures in a manner that’s part nature doc and part meditative exploration..."
"...The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill (May 29, 8pm): A dharma bum finds the meaning of life among a flock of wild parrots...."