Gesa Power House Theatre presents a screening of the award-winning documentary film The Falconer on Friday, April 9 at 7:00PM with an encore screening on Wednesday, April 14 at 7:00PM.
This intimate portrait film follows master falconer Rodney Stotts on his mission to build a bird sanctuary and provide access to nature for his stressed community. The Falconer weaves Rodney’s present-day mission with the story of his past, both of which are deeply rooted in issues of social and environmental injustice, and consistently orient the viewer to his worldview: nature heals. The Falconer captures beauty and hope in a forgotten corner of our nation’s capital, as Rodney takes the time to break through to those too often dismissed as “hard to reach”.
This is a story of second chances: for injured birds of prey, for an abandoned plot of land, for a group of teenagers who have dropped out of high school, and for Rodney himself as he seeks to promote a simple but powerful idea – everyone deserves access to nature.
“Rodney Stotts puts everything he has into trying to make his community a better place. My hope is that after witnessing this struggle firsthand, [the] audience will aspire to do the same.”
-Annie Kaempfer, Director (The Falconer)
The Falconer has been recognized at numerous film festivals, including:
- 1st Prize Storyteller’s Award – Destiny City Film Festival (2021)
- Best Outdoor/Environmental Feature – BendFilm (2020)
General admission seating ($15 Adults, $10 Students) are available online or by calling the box office at 509-529-6500. Seating for each screening is capped at 100 patrons, as allowed under Phase 3 of Washington’s Safe Start Plan. Additional precautions including required mask use and physical distancing between households will be observed.
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Bonus Video: A conversation between Director of Film Programming Warren Etheredge and filmmaker Annie Kaempfer:
KAPP-KVEW TV, Pacific Power, Northwest Public Broadcasting, Hayden Homes
Additional support provided by:
Walla Walla County, Port of Walla Walla, City of Walla Walla
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