Documentary Short Film Programs


Documentary Shorts 1: Patagonia Presents (105 mins)

The best of environmentalism and activism.

FRI 9/28 - 12 PM - Center for the Arts

SAT 9/29 - 3 PM - Majestic Theatre #1

 

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WILD TODDLER CHRONICLES    

Brian Lewis, in person    
(USA, 2018, 10 mins)    

World Premiere

Why do we take our kids into wild places? WILD TODDLER CHRONICLES shows us that adventuring outside with little ones is worth the tantrums, sleep deprivation, and overflowing diapers.

SKY MIGRATIONS    

Charles Post, Max Lowe (in person) & Forest Woodward    
(Canada, 2017, 16 mins)    

Each fall, migrating raptors fill our skies. Join ecologist and filmmaker, Charles Post, as he shines a light on the network of backcountry scientists and sentinels at the front lines of raptor conservation.
 

TAKAYNA    

Alex Lowther    
(USA, 2018, 37 mins)    

TAKAYNA/Tarkine in Tasmania is home to one of the last tracts of old-growth rainforest in the world, but is under threat. This Patagonia documentary deciphers modern conservation, challenging us to consider the importance of our last wild places.

BLUE HEART    

Britton Caillouette    
(USA, 2018, 43 mins)    

The Balkan Peninsula, richly diverse in cultures, languages and history, is home to the last wild rivers in Europe. However, a deluge of hydropower development threatens to destroy the culture and ecology of this forgotten region. Patagonia's BLUE HEART tells the story of this unique river system and the people fighting to protect it.


Documentary Shorts 2: Oh, The Places You'll Go (109 mins)

A round-trip adventure around the world.

FRI 9/28 - 9:30 AM - Majestic Theatre #2

SAT 9/29 - 9 PM - Public House

 

AMO  

Max Lowe, in person
(Chile, 2018, 7 mins)    

The myth and legend of Easter Island is known around the world, but it’s the people who live there, and their unique culture, that just might be the most valuable piece of the island’s estranged story. 

WADI RUM    

Henna Taylor, in person    
(USA/Jordan, 2018, 33 mins)    

Colorado Premiere

WADI RUM documents the unlikely story of two Israeli climbers, an affable Bedouin Muslim, and a professional American climber as they work together to complete a route up Wadi Rum's largest rock formation. 

WRANGLING RUSSIA    

Ilie Mitaru    
(USA, 2017, 11 mins)  

Colorado Premiere 

A Russian meat producer recruited American cowboys to help restart its beef industry. How do they train their Russian counterparts while creating new lives for themselves and their families in this Russian frontier? 

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LIONS OF WEST TEXAS    

Ben Masters    
(USA, 2017, 7 mins)    

Colorado Premiere

Researchers capture a wild mountain lion and gain a glimpse into the secretive lives of Texas' largest predator. How do these animals persevere when they can be trapped, shot, and killed without regulation?

LIFEBOAT    

Skye Fitzgerald, in person    
(USA, 2018, 35 mins)    

Refugees, desperate enough to risk their lives in rubber boats, leave Libya in the middle of the night, despite a high probability of drowning. Luckily, there are volunteers from a German organization who help them sustain their passage. 


Documentary Shorts 3: Out and About (106 mins)

Open the door. Step out. And breathe in the Universe.

FRI 9/28 - 9:30 PM - Majestic Theatre #2

SUN 9/30 - 3:30 PM - Majestic Theatre #2

 

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FOR THE LOVE OF MARY    

Kirk Horton (in person) & Simon Perkins    
(USA, 2018, 6 mins)    

The first time George Etzweiler completed the 7.6-mile race up Mount Washington, he was 69 years old. Now at age 97, he still competes, carrying something special with him: his late wife of 68 years, Mary.

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WILDLIFE AND THE WALL    

Ben Masters    
(USA, 2018, 5 mins)    

Colorado Premiere

This film takes us into the heart of Big Bend, the last true Texas wilderness, to consider what effects building a border wall might have on wildlife dispersal, migratory corridors, and access to the Rio Grande, the only water source in a harsh desert environment.

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THE WOLF PACK  

Nick Waggoner, Zac Ramras    
(Canada, 2018, 12 mins)    

High in the San Juan Mountains above Silverton, Colorado, the Braford-Lefebvre family roam — mom, dad, and three kids. THE WOLF PACK chronicles a family raised on fresh air, high peaks, and the wonder of the outdoors.

ADVENTURE NOT WAR    

Max Lowe, in person
Lindsey Hagen, Executive Producer, in person    
(USA, 2017, 25 mins)    

ADVENTURE NOT WAR is the story of three U.S. veterans traveling into the mountains of Iraq to heal emotional wounds and experience the country without the shadow of war, thus empowering them to reclaim their lives.

 

 

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HOW TO RUN 100 MILES    

Brendan Leonard    
(USA, 2018, 28 mins)    

The odds were stacked against Jayson Sime early in life. But he fought his way, literally and metaphorically, to a successful career. In 2017, he entered his first 100-mile ultramarathon. So, of course, he had to ask a friend to join him.

 

EARTHRISE    

Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee    
(USA, 2018, 20 mins)    

Colorado Premiere

EARTHRISE, a film that unites us all, is the story of the first image captured of Earth from space in 1968. Told solely by the Apollo 8 astronauts, the film recounts their experiences and explores the beauty and grandeur of Earth against the blackness of space. 


Documentary Shorts 4: Fathers and Daughters (113 mins)

Look down on our most important creation.

FRI 9/28 - 9 PM - Public House

SUN 9/30 - 6:30 PM - Majestic Theatre #2

 

HOMELESS: THE SOUNDTRACK    

Irene Taylor Brodsky
Tahria Sheather, Producer, in person    
(USA, 2018, 26 mins)    

Colorado Premiere

After being taken away from her parents as a baby and given up for adoption, singer-songwriter “Cami” Jenni Alpert goes searching for her birth father. She finally finds him: homeless, toothless, addicted. Also, like her, he's a musician. 

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JUNCTION    

Brendan Young, in person    
(USA, 2017, 25 mins)    

Between dirt courts and a seven-thousand seat high school stadium, basketball in the Navajo Nation is as much a part of life as the surrounding beauty and ancient traditions. This is especially true for Nahatabaa Nacona, whose talent could prove to be her only path to college. 

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LESSONS FROM A SCHOOL SHOOTING: NOTES FROM DUNBLANE

Kim A. Snyder    
(USA, 2018, 22 mins)    

Colorado Premiere

Following the Sandy Hook Massacre, a priest from Dunblane, Scotland reaches out to Father Bob Weiss, offering support sixteen years after a school shooting in his own town. 
 

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HEAVEN IS A TRAFFIC JAM ON THE 405    

Frank Stiefel    
(USA, 2017, 40 mins)    

Mindy Alper is a tortured yet brilliant artist whose acute anxiety and devastating depression led to electroshock therapy and the inability to speak. Her body of work expresses her emotional state with powerful psychological precision. Winner of the 2018 Academy Award for 'Best Documentary Short Subject'.


Documentary Shorts 5: Get Out (103 mins)

Celebrate getting out.

FRI 9/28 - 6 PM - Public House

SAT 9/29 - 12:30 PM - Majestic Theatre #2

 

RIDE OF THE DEAD    

Michael Parenteau, in person
Lindsey Hagen, Executive Producer, in person    
(USA, 2017, 12 mins)    

RIDE OF THE DEAD takes us into the world of the Mexican mountain bike culture during the famous 'Día de los Muertos' celebration. This film follows Oaxacan rider Yefra Ram as he honors the passing of loved ones.

THE MIRNAVATOR    

Sarah Menzies
Jenny Nichols, Cinematographer, in person    
(USA, 2017, 11 mins)    

Ultra-runners overcome obstacles on every trail. While competing in her first 50K trail race of the season, Mirna Valerio must vanquish the negative voices of others who don’t believe she belongs in the sport.

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THE LONG TIME    

Ben Knight & Scott Ballew    
(USA, 2018, 20 mins)    

This field of dreams is located somewhere outside Austin, Texas. The dugout is a chicken coop, dogs steal balls and watermelon races occur mid-game. Welcome to THE LONG TIME sandlot baseball pitch, the brainchild of Jack Sanders.

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RUN: THE ROBERT YOUNG STORY    

Todd Kapostasy    
(USA, 2017, 20 mins)    

Colorado Premiere

In this film about a story not turning out the way you expected, ultramarathoner Rob Young attempts to set a record running across the United States, but his efforts are marred by allegations of fraud.

KNIFE SKILLS    

Thomas Lennon    
(USA, 2017, 40 mins)    

KNIFE SKILLS, nominated for an Academy Award, follows the hectic launch of a restaurant staffed primarily by formerly incarcerated people. Between mouthwatering dishes and French cuisine, we witness the challenges returning citizens face finding work and rebuilding their lives. 

This film has been generously sponsored by Good Food 100.


Shorts Before Features

Short cinematic gems to kick off our feature length films. 


LOCAL LEGENDS: PAUL ANDERSEN    

Conor Hagen    
(USA, 2017, 3 mins)  

In a short film that explores the cultural heritage of Crested Butte, Paul Andersen elaborates on the importance of open spaces, the natural environment, and our place amidst it all.

SAT 9/29 - 9 AM - Center for the Arts
Before RBG

SAT 9/29 - 9 AM - Majestic Theatre #1
Before ISLAND OF THE HUNGRY GHOSTS

SUN 9/30 - 12 PM - Majestic Theatre #1
Before ISLAND OF THE HUNGRY GHOSTS


LOCAL LEGENDS: TUCK ON WINTER    

Conor Hagen    
(USA, 2017, 3 mins)    

In a short film that explores the cultural heritage of Crested Butte, Tuck, a local legend, veteran, and all-around mountain man, explains the seriousness (and humor) of a heavy winter at 9,000 ft.

FRI 9/28 - 12 PM - Majestic Theatre #1
Before MINDING THE GAP

FRI 9/28 - 6 PM - Center for the Arts
Before LEAVE NO TRACE

SUN 9/30 - 12 PM - Center for the Arts
Before LEAVE NO TRACE