Monday, May 29, 2017

Otto Bell

Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017

Though he feels blessed with “terrific beginner’s luck” in finding a subject as real and inspiring as 13-year-old Aisholopan for his first feature, The Eagle Huntress (Sony Pictures Classics), director Otto Bell himself is a remarkable story as he put his life savings and capital from...

Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016

There is an ancient tradition of falconry practiced by the people of Mongolia where burkitshi, or "eagle hunters," train golden eagles to respond to their call and hunt hares and foxes in the frozen landscape. It's a skill and ceremonial practice that's learned from age 13 and has been largely...

Monday, Oct. 24, 2016

Garth Davis’ feature directorial debut, Lion, won the Audience Award for Best Narrative at the Middleburg Film Festival. Meanwhile the Audience Award for Best Documentary went to The Eagle Huntress, which marked the first feature for helmer Otto Bell.

Lion...