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The Falconer (documentary film) April 14 @ 7:00 pm $10 – $15

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:


Season Sponsors:

    Foundry Vineyards    Walla Walla Union-Bulletin logo

KAPP-KVEW TV, Pacific PowerNorthwest Public Broadcasting, Hayden Homes

Additional support provided by:
Walla Walla County, Port of Walla Walla, City of Walla Walla

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