Saving Pelican 895 Screening at the NW Film Center April 6

The Northwest Film Center is proud to present SAVING PELICAN 895 directed by Irene Taylor Brodsky (THE FINAL INCH, HEAR AND NOW), as part of the Film Center’s ongoing Northwest Tracking series, showcasing work by filmmakers of the great Northwest. This corner of the country continues to demonstrate filmmaking worthy of international screens in a wide variety of styles and stories.

SAVING PELICAN 895 with director Irene Taylor Brodsky in attendance.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011 at 7 p.m.  FREE ADMISSION

Portland documentary Oscar nominee (THE FINAL INCH) and Peabody winner (HEAR AND NOW), Irene Taylor Brodsky’s new film tells the gripping story of the rescue of pelican “LA 895”—one of the oiled bird victims of BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil spill—by the Fort Jackson Oiled Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Louisiana. Neither a story that compounds the horrors we already know about our nation’s worst oil disaster nor a treatise on oil production or consumption, SAVING PELICAN 895 is the tale of a single animal and the compassionate people deployed to save him, showing how the process of saving one life restored a degree of humanity for the rest of us. (40 mins.)

Reception and discussion to follow the film at 8:30 p.m. in the Portland Art Museum’s Field’s Ballroom (1119 SW Park Ave.). Special thanks to HBO Documentary Films and the International Bird Rescue Center. Co-sponsored by Ecotrust.

Admission: FREE

Screening location: 1219 SW Park Ave., Whitsell Auditorium inside the Portland Art Museum

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