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Overland Film Screening


April 27 | 7:00 pm - 9:15 pm

In Celebration of Earth Day!

Overland Film Screening
Saturday, April 27 / 7 PM – 9:15 PM
$13 General Public; $10 VINS Members

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This April, awaken your inner wild to nurture the wild around us. VINS is thrilled to bring Overland, an original documentary, to the Upper Valley. Afterward, join a conversation with a panel of falconers to learn about this ancient sport, the lifestyle they have chosen, and the connection they have to their birds and the natural world.

Film Synopsis
How can we connect to our natural, primal spirit while modern society threatens to erase it?

Overland unfolds in a world increasingly driven by technology and routine, where we are losing touch with nature and our primal spirit is fading. Immersed in remote deserts, mountains, and grasslands, three extraordinary people from contrasting cultures practice the ancient art of falconry to wake their inner wilds. Lauren, a daredevil anthropologist from Oklahoma, trains injured eagles to fly and hunt while scouring the world for age-old falconry secrets. Giovanni fled a troubled childhood in Rome for a solitary life in the Italian countryside with his wolves, hawks, and horse. Meanwhile, in Dubai, Khalifa is training to be the world’s best falcon racer. However, in their quests to connect to the natural world, Lauren, Giovanni, and Khalifa must overcome social rejection, vanishing traditions, dwindling wilderness, elusive prey and the complicated instincts of their falcons, eagles, and hawks. The stories in Overland offer a stunning cinematic journey across four continents that twists and turns like nature itself, bridging ancient to modern, east to west, and earth to sky.

View the film trailer at: www.falconbridgecollection.com

“…one of the most unexpectedly thrilling and satisfying cinematic adventures you’ll have.” —Film Threat

Filmmaker Bios
Husband and wife team Revere La Noue and Elisabeth Haviland James set off to make Overland as a response to an ever-modernizing world that leaves little room for the wild. While spending hundreds of hours in the field with Lauren, Khalifa and Giovanni they discovered in them a shared humanity across cultures, borders and religions that manifested itself through the practice of the ancient art of falconry.

Elisabeth Haviland James – Director/Producer/Editor
A passionate documentary storyteller, James is a Peabody and Emmy-winning filmmaker (The Loving Story, Althea, In So Many Words) whose work has screened theatrically, on television and in museums; her work includes historical, cinema verite, environmental and experimental films. Overland is the second documentary feature film she has directed and produced.

In 2021 James produced and edited Exposing Muybridge, currently on the festival circuit. She also edited the third episode of the four-part Apple TV series Lincoln’s Dilemma, launched in February 2022. She was commissioned by the Morehead Planetarium at the University of North Carolina to write and curate a full-dome production about the American South, which premiered in October 2019. James was named one of two film fellows in the state by the North Carolina Arts Council in 2015. James has taught documentary filmmaking at Duke University’s Center for Documentary Studies and as an artist in residence at the Oklahoma Arts Institute; she has also served as a guest lecturer for the State Department in Central Asia. She is a graduate of Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and the MA program in Documentary Film at Stanford University. She is an active member of the Documentary Producer’s Alliance.

Revere La Noue – Director/Producer/Editor
Revere La Noue is an artist and filmmaker working on a wide array of projects all over the world. Over the past two decades, he has had the privilege of working on feature and short format documentaries ranging in topic from woodpeckers to opera to college football. For his first feature documentary, Revere and his partner Elisabeth Haviland James navigated 4 continents, 3 languages, and a myriad of creatures and wildernesses to create Overland. As a visual artist, Revere has been collaborating and innovating on diverse multi-media projects including a large canvas print of wild horses that wrapped a city block, an experimental photography exhibit at the Ford Presidential Museum, and a number of solo exhibitions of abstract paintings and other mixed-media works with themes including modern dance, architecture, and military history. La Noue believes in the interconnectedness of all forms of art and that his experiences as a collegiate athlete help him in the team sport of filmmaking. He discovered his love for birds of prey as a teenager volunteering at a raptor rehabilitation facility at an urban wilderness park in Baltimore City. La Noue is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and received a Masters in Documentary Film from Stanford University.

*Tickets must be purchased in advance.

For more information, contact us at 802.359.5000 or info@vinsweb.org.