The Eagle Huntress

1h27m | Directed by Otto Bell | UK - Mongolia - USA | Documentary

SHOWTIMES

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FRIDAY, DEC. 16, 2016
5:00pm

SATURDAY, DEC. 17, 2016
5:00pm

SUNDAY, DEC. 18, 2016
5:00pm

MONDAY, DEC. 19, 2016
5:00pm

TUESDAY, DEC. 20, 2016
7:15pm

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 21, 2016
7:15pm

THURSDAY, DEC. 22, 2016
5:00pm

FRIDAY, DEC. 23, 2016
5:00pm | 7:30pm

SATURDAY, DEC. 24, 2016
3:30pm | 6:00pm

RATED G

This spellbinding documentary follows Aisholpan, a 13-year-old nomadic Mongolian girl who is fighting to become the first female eagle hunter in twelve generations of her Kazakh family. Through breathtaking aerial cinematography and intimate verite footage, the film captures her personal journey while also addressing universal themes like female empowerment, the natural world, coming of age and the onset of modernity.

The film’s feminist message is hardly subtle, but it’s still effective. And the peak [sic] into the nomad lifestyle – where an eagle just sits on a perch in the living room – is fascinating.
Tom Long | Detroit News | Full Review

Factor in the feel-good story, Bell’s bracing cinematography, and his meticulous observance of the villagers’ customs and environments, and the film becomes a multilayered exploration of dignity, perseverance, and progress.
Leah Pickett | Chicago Reader | Full Review

For every misgiving “The Eagle Huntress” invites, it offers inspiration in equal measure, taking the audience on a beautiful, thrilling journey to a part of the world that is still largely inaccessible.
Ann Hornady | Washington Post | Full Review