In this intimate portrait of an iconic seabird species, filmmaker Judy Irving (The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill) follows “Gigi” – a very young (4 months old!) female Brown Pelican who landed on the Golden Gate Bridge one afternoon in August 2008.
Brought to International Bird Rescue in Fairfield, California the story is helped along by “Gigi’s” primary caregiver (BAX/Humboldt Wildlife Care Center’s co-director, Monte Merrick), as well as wife and partner and fellow co-director, Laura Corsiglia and uses footage shot in Crescent City harbor by Arcata’s own Ishan Vernallis.
The film is about wildness: How close can we get to a wild animal without taming or harming it? Why do we need wildness in our lives, and how can we protect it?
Rated G, 80 min.
Hey, is that Humboldt artist MATT BEARD on the big, big screen? Why, yes, it is!
This week, Humboldt Surfrider is pleased to present, along with Humboldt Baykeeper and the Northcoast Environmental Center, an encore performance of What The Sea Gives Me, a feature length documentary comprised of intimate and candid interviews with some of the ocean’s most extraordinary ambassadors – including Humboldt’s own accomplished artist, Matt Beard.
The filmmakers provide an intimate look through the eyes of those who thrive under the most extreme water conditions, those ensuring the proper care of the oceans for future generations and those who simply derive a sense of pure joy from the sea.
Also featuring: Andre Barbieri, Chris Burkard, Crystal Thornburg-Homcy, Dave Homcy, Don King, Nicole Levinson, Ryan Levinson, Dave Marciano, Brett McBride, Dr. Walter Munk and Angela Oschmann.
Arcata Theater Lounge
Thursday, July 9