Saturday, October 16
Live Music - 5:00pm | Screening - 7pm
Join us for an evening of discovery through the screening of the new documentary, Overland, and discuss with producer/director Revere La Noue the implications of modern society on the ancient art of falconry. Falconers with several birds will also be on site for the occasion.
How can we connect to our natural, primal spirit while modern society threatens to erase it?
OVERLAND is a stunning, stirring, and cinematic journey shot across four continents that twists and turns like nature itself, bridging ancient to modern, east to west, and earth to sky. The film follows the stories of three falconers, “Jedi Knights of Nature,” each facing a unique set of challenges as they pursue their passion for the ancient art of partnering with birds of prey. 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. As each of these stories unfolds; eagles, falcons, and hawks play a critical role in helping their human partners keep the wild from fading out of sight and out of mind.
The Anne Springs Close Greenway is among the first non-film festival venues to screen this documentary as it is not currently available for public viewing outside of a public screening such as this.
Complete your evening by ordering a picnic basket to enjoy during the event, or come early for live music and dinner from the Gateway Canteen. Picnic baskets serve two and will include a reusable cool bag, hummus with crudités, shrimp cocktail, fruit, cheese, and pasta salad for $35. Add wine to the picnic basket for a total cost of $50.
*Please note, this film shows an accurate depiction of falconry and birds of prey in their natural habitat including hunting and killing prey.
**This event is rain or shine barring severe weather.
About the Event
Greenway Gateway Lawn
2570 Lake Haigler Drive, Fort Mill, SC
$21 general admission | $15 for Greenway members | Free for 14 and under
$5 per car special event parking fee paid at the gate (Greenway Parking Passes accepted)
Interested in sponsoring this screening event?
Please reach out to Samantha Kowert at SamanthaKowert@ASCGreenway.org