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The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill
Well-considered, beautifully made, and often gripping in its narrative, this film examines a man's complex relationship with a flock of wild parrots.
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Film Review  May 13, 2005, by Marrit Ingman
"...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..."

Flight Patterns
The Texas Documentary Tour: Judy Irving's 'The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill'
Screens Story  September 9, 2005, by Anne S. Lewis
"...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..."

Pelican Dreams
The director of The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill is back with a personal doc about these "flying dinosaurs," which have always fascinated her.
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Film Review  December 5, 2014, by Marjorie Baumgarten
"...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..."

TV Eye
Healing power
Screens Column  May 4, 2007, by Belinda Acosta
"...The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill (May 29, 8pm): A dharma bum finds the meaning of life among a flock of wild parrots...."

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