Fore-ay Into Film

Fore-ay Into Film

When: August 12th, 2018

Time:  5:30 p.m.

Cost:  $225
 

Destination: Skyland
Arrival Time: 5:30 p.m.
Excursion Maximum: 30
Toll: $225
Tour Guides: Elisabeth Burch
Chef: Executive Chef Kalon Wall, Revelden (Crested Butte, CO)
Guest Filmmaker: Director T.C. Johnstone
Film: Crested Butte Film Festival selected shorts highlighting works and influences of T.C. Johnstone
 
Teetering on the edge of the meticulous greens of the 7th tee, one of the most stunning features of Elisabeth Burch’s home is the boundless openness that spreads from the deck and across the expanse of the course, before reaching the ridgetops of Mineral Point, Treasure, Baldy and Gothic. Natural landscape, lavish flower gardens and the serene pond envelope the property. It is a place where you might never want to go inside. Once there, however, a treasure trove of English antiques richly fill every nook and surface. A grandfather clock from Bath of the 1780’s. A Welsh cupboard from the 1620’s. An oak Bible box regaling from the 17th century. All of these meld seamlessly into the warm ambiance of the home through a recent redecoration that perfectly fuses the modern, western and classic. A new addition serves as the voluptuous sitting and media room, including intriguingly concealed Murphy beds that expand the sleeping capacity to 15. It is the perfect setting for musing over thought-provoking and independent filmmaking.
Chef Kalon Wall, the culinary wizard behind Revelden, brings his farm to table magic to this event. Kalon attended the New England Culinary Institute in Vermont and studied at Fore Street restaurant in Portland, Maine. Afterwards he traveled to Europe to study food and wine in northern Italy and San Sebastian, Spain, particularly at Martin Berasetegue, a 3 Star Michelin rated restuarant. Upon returning, Kalon became the Executive Chef at Plonk Wine Bar in Bozeman, Montana specializing in wine pairings and multi-course Chef Table dinners. Chef Kalon further refined his skills under Frank Bonnano at Mizuna in Denver, and served as Executive Chef at East Side Bistro in Crested Butte before becoming the founding chef of Revelden. There his menu is ingredient driven from local farming, whole animals and thoughtfully sourced foods.
In collaboration with the Crested Butte Film Festival, award-winning director and producer T.C. Johnstone attends this event presenting a selection of his films for screening and discussion on the power of storytelling and the filmmaking process. This intimate and personal environment is ripe with opportunities to ask questions and get to know this culture-shifting filmmaker. Rising From Ashes, for example, documents the development of a national cycling team in Rwanda with individuals that survived the traumatization of genocide, becoming ambassadors of hope. Executive produced by Oscar-winning actor Forest Whitaker, Rising From Ashes won 19 film festivals, received U.S. and international distribution, and was a catalyst for creating the Rising From Ashes Foundation supporting the work of peace and second chances in Africa. Johnstone also founded the Gratis 7 Media Group Foundation producing films designed to create measurable change from assisting the poor to educating the next generation.