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June 5, 2017

MONKEY KING: Hero is Back (Xi you ji zhi da sheng gui lai)

Start: June 5, 2017 4:00 PM
End: June 5, 2017 5:30 PM
Venue: Viridian - Library + Event Center
Address:
8030 S. 1825 W., West Jordan, 84088
Cost: Free

Directed by Tian Xiao Peng
86 min | 2016 | China | Rated PG
Presented in Mandarin with English subtitles.

Recommended for ages 8+

Cast: Jackie Chan, Kannon Kurowski, and Roger Craig Smith

The all-powerful Monkey King once roamed freely between Heaven and Earth, but after angering the Gods, he was imprisoned within an ice cage deep within the mountains. 500 years later, monsters attack a small village and a child flees to the mountains. Unknowingly, the child releases the Monkey King from his curse. With the help and encouragement from this special child, Monkey King must now save the village from the evil Mountain Lord and his monstrous army.

Winner: Best Animated Feature–2015 Golden Rooster Award

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June 8, 2017

THE EAGLE HUNTRESS

Start: June 8, 2017 7:00 PM
End: June 8, 2017 8:30 PM
Venue: Viridian - Library + Event Center
Address:
8030 S. 1825 W., West Jordan, 84088
Cost: Free

Directed by Otto Bell
87 min | 2016 | UK, Mongolia, USA | Rated G
Presented in Kazakh with English subtitles.

Recommended for ages 12+

Step aside, Katniss! Make room for Aisholpan, the 13-year-old eagle huntress from Mongolia.

For 2,000 years, the Kazakh people of the Altai region in western Mongolia have practiced a tradition of hunting with golden eagles, whose wingspan can reach up to 7.5 feet wide. Though this practice has traditionally been the domain of men, Aisholpan decides that she wants to become an apprentice hunter after spending her childhood helping her father, a renowned eagle hunter, care for his birds. Under the tutelage and support of her father and her grandfather—and very few others—Aisholpan learns all aspects of falconry, from taming her very own eagle to training for an annual competition, where she will compete against 70 eagle hunters on her quest to gain acceptance.

Featuring breathtaking cinematography and intimate footage, this film not only explores the life of a young girl striving to pursue her passion and break down gender barriers in a very traditional culture, but also provides an engaging glimpse into the lives of this remote community, as they balance their traditional lifestyle with the modern world.

Official Selection: 2016 Sundance Film Festival

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