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Judy Irving created an artistic gem of a film when she created the documentary, “The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill.”

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Image of movie poster for The WIld Parrots of Telegraph HillJudy Irving created an artistic gem of a film when she created the documentary, “The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill.”

Judy’s film centers on one of the flocks of parrots that currently roam free in San Francisco. Any resident of the city by the bay has seen them flying from palm tree to sycamore, squawking happily on their way. Rarely does anyone think about how they got to be free in the city, or how they survive though.This wonderful film, from 2005, maintains its focus on one flock of parrots and the man who tends to them like a shepherd tends to his flock.

But the movie is more than a film about wild parrots, how they got there, and how they are surviving. Its about life. Life and how it is impactive to everyone around. The shepherd of the parrots is a wild eco-friendly, semi-hippie, with no job, living in a cottage by himself and hoping for love while seeking the meaning of his own life.

This film will make you smile, make you angry, make you thoughtful, show you things and places you wish you had seen everyday, and then sadden you to the point of truly emotional and compassionate tears.

Its available on Netflix in disc and instant streaming view. I cannot recommend a movie higher.

 

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