February 17, 2013



Sadly for Morro, Oceano’s elbow injury had progressed too far, and he (Oceano) had to be euthanized. Morro awaits another companion…and I await the chance to film the resolution to his story.

Meanwhile I’ve been editing the rough cut, soliciting critique, and revising still more. I screened the first half-hour of these revisions at the Hillside Club in Berkeley on February 4th, and got very good feedback, so I think that section is working. Now I’m editing the last hour, prepping for a screening of the full rough cut at Haverford College on March 20th, where I’ll be doing a weeklong Artist’s Residency. After that will come the SF rough-edit screening.

Thanks to Tom and Kristi Cohen, Lorraine Grassano, and Judy Schultz for recent substantial individual donations to “Pelican Dreams,” and to Christine Joly for supporting our initial efforts in a big way.

My two previous feature documentaries will have screenings soon:


Diablo Canyon

anti-nuclear activists look at Diablo Canyon, then under construction

Dark Circle at NYC MoMA

1982. USA. Directed by Judy Irving, Chris Beaver, and Ruth Landy. This chilling, but ultimately hopeful, film explores how all of us have been affected by the nuclear age. Denounced by officials and shunned by broadcasters when it was first released, many of the issues it raises have become today’s front-page headlines. Print courtesy of Oakland Museum of California. (POV) 82 min.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013, 4:30 p.m., Theater 1, T1

NYC MoMA, 11 West 53rd Street between 5th and 6th Avenues


Wild Parrots Movie Poster

Wild Parrots Movie Poster

The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill at the Cosmic Cine Film Festival in Switzerland and Germany


Zurich Switzerland: Friday April 12th at 4pm in Arena Cinemas Zurich.
Munich, Karlsruhe, Darmstadt and Bonn, Germany (four simultaneous screenings) Friday April 19th at 4pm in the following cinemas:
• Cinema: Mathäser Filmpalast / City: Munich http://www.cosmic-cine.com/info-und-tickets/kinos/mathaeser-filmpalast.html
• Cinema: Kinopolis / City: Bonn Bad Godesberg http://www.cosmic-cine.com/info-und-tickets/kinos/kinopolis-bonn.html
• Cinema: Citydome / City: Darmstadt http://www.cosmic-cine.com/info-und-tickets/kinos/citydome.html
• Cinema: Universum City Kinos / City: Karlsruhe http://www.cosmic-cine.com/info-und-tickets/kinos/universum-city-kinos.html

A link to a overview of all five locations: http://www.cosmic-cine.com/info-und-tickets/kinos.html

On April 26th at 8:13 pm there will be an Awards Gala in Mathäser Filmpalast in Munich.


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One Response to “February 17, 2013”

  1. Sarah Says:

    RIP, Oceano. So sorry to hear of this.

    “After that will come the SF rough-edit screening.”


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