The Legend of Pale Male recounts one of the greatest love stories ever told. The new documentary from Frederic Lilien follows a young man from Belgium who has a chance encounter with a rare Redtail Hawk in Central Park, and begins documenting the fierce predator over the course of twenty years. We have an exclusive look at this stirring new real-life drama with a clip from the film, as well as the trailer and the poster, which you can check out below:
The Legend of Pale Male is the true account of one of the most surprising and remarkable love stories in the history of New York. It begins in 1993, when a young man from Belgium looking to change his life has an unexpected encounter in Central Park. He meets a hawk. Not just any hawk, but a wild Redtail, a fierce predator that has not lived in the City for almost a hundred years. Compelled to follow this extraordinary creature, he buys a video camera and sets out to track the hawk. Little does he know that the journey will take him almost twenty years and lead him down many trails of life, death, birth, hope, and redemption.