April 5, 2021 – 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. Each screening will be followed by an exclusive pre-recorded conversation between Director of Film Programming Warren Etheredge and filmmaker Annie Kaempfer.
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 that: 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.
“Rodney Stotts puts everything he has into trying to make his community a better place,” says diretor Annie Kaempfer. “My hope is that after witnessing this struggle firsthand, the audience will aspire to do the same.”
The Falconer 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.
The Falconer has been recognized at numerous film festivals, including winning the 1st Prize Storyteller’s Award at the 2021 Destiny City Film Festival, and winning Best Outdoor/Environmental Feature at BendFilm in 2020.
General admission tickets ($15 Adults, $10 Students) are available online at www.phtww.org 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.
Photo and poster image courtesy of The Falconer. High-res versions available upon request.