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Summit Film Society presents ‘The Eagle Huntress’ showing at Breckenridge Theater.

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The Breckenridge Film Festival is launching its latest initiative, the Summit Film Society, with the support of Kaiser Permanente, The Summit Foundation, Breckenridge Creative Arts, the Breckenridge Backstage Theater and the town of Breckenridge.

The Summit Film Society connects the Summit County community through unique and independent cinematic experiences. The film screenings take place on the second Tuesdays of the month, subject to change, November through August each year, showing a total of 10 films at the Breckenridge Backstage Theater including a variety of special guests related to the films.

"We are thrilled to be able to bring high-quality, year-round cinematic experiences to Summit County outside of the annual festival through the Summit Film Society," said the Breckenridge Film Festival's executive director, Janice Miller. "There is a lot of content that deserves to be shown in our mountainous community and this provides an excellent opportunity for that content to be seen and another fun way to engage with your neighbors once a month. We will also bring in special guests throughout the year that have been involved with the film in one fashion or another to allow personal interaction with industry professionals."

Beginning at 7:30 p.m., the feature film, "The Eagle Huntress," will screen at the Breckenridge Theater. The critically acclaimed and multiple award-winning film follows Aishol-pan, a 13-year-old girl, who trains to become the first female in 12 generations of her Kazakh family to become an eagle hunter and rises to the pinnacle of a tradition that has been handed down from father to son for centuries. While there are many old Kazakh eagle hunters who vehemently reject the idea of any female taking part in their ancient tradition, Aisholpan's father, Nurgaiv, believes that a girl can do anything a boy can, as long as she's determined.

For those who are interested, following the film will be a brief discussion addressing the major themes of the film and how gender, tradition and inclusion have changed societies throughout time. Beer, wine and a variety of snacks will be available for purchase at the theater's concession stand.

There are three ways to get involved with the Summit Film Society. Individual $10 tickets will be available for each screening both on Breckenridge Film Festival's website, BreckFilmFest.org, and at the door 10 minutes prior to show time. Two membership options provide a discounted ticketing rate as well as a 25 percent off flagship festival pass prices: An Individual Membership for $75 and a Couples Membership for $135. Please remember to arrive 20 minutes prior to show time to secure your seats.

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For more event information visit BreckFilmFest.org.