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The Falconer

Friday, November 5, 5:00 pm | 2021 | United States | Runtime: 1:22 | Buy Tickets

Paired with preview of Trace The Line (includes Q&A with filmmakers Alexandro Miranda Cruz and Noel Cruz)

“All this is healing, all this is medicine. All this changes who you are.” – Rodney Stotts

The Falconer is a documentary feature that captures beauty and hope. 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.

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.

Paired with Trace The Line preview. Filmmaker Q&A