Film Series: Runs & Limited Engagements

The Eagle Huntress

2016, Otto Bell, UK/Mongolia, 87 min. With Aisholpan Nurgaiv.

Show Times

  • Fri, Jan 6th 2:00pm
  • Fri, Jan 6th 6:00pm
  • Sat, Jan 7th 3:00pm
  • Sun, Jan 8th 4:45pm
  • Mon, Jan 9th 6:00pm
  • Tue, Jan 10th 8:00pm
  • Wed, Jan 11th 6:00pm
  • Thu, Jan 12th 8:15pm

"Whether you voted for Trump or for Clinton, this is the right moment for a stirring movie about a highly skilled female dealing with the patriarchy and coming out on top...genuinely exciting." — Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune

"A thrilling new documentary...In form and content, this movie expands your sense of what is possible." — A.O. Scott, The New York Times

Among the Kazakh nomads who roam the mighty Altai Mountains of western Mongolia, the favored sport is eagle hunting, a difficult skill handed down through men only. A sensation at the Sundance and Telluride Film Festivals, this rousing documentary follows the quest of a 13-year-old girl (Nurgaiv) to defy tradition and earn the title of eagle huntress. First-time director Bell deftly balances personal drama, anchored by the charismatic Nurgaiv, with hair-raising action amid spectacular scenery, captured via an innovative drone camera that literally makes the movie soar. In English (narration by Daisy Ridley) and Kazakh with English subtitles. DCP digital. (MR)

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