Join us for a flight of pinot noir and a very special screening of the justly celebrated adaption of Raymond Chandler’s classic novel. Private detective Philip Marlowe (Humphrey Bogart) is hired by a wealthy family and before the complex case is over, he’s seen murder, blackmail, and what might be love. Chandler’s core story, the peerless sexual innuendo between Bogart and Lauren Bacall (that somehow slipped past the censors) stack up in a classic that “holds out its hand for a right turn signal, then takes a left.” $30, includes film and a flight of pinot noir. Included in your festival pass.
Best-selling mystery writer Chuck Greaves teamed with veteran director Felix Alcala (ER, Breaking Bad, The Good Wife, Madam Secretary, etc.) to co-produce a TV pilot from Greaves’ original script. In “Badwater” the disappearance of a Native American schoolgirl triggers a clash of cultures between a small town’s corrupt old guard and a younger, diverse circle of newcomers intent on exposing the town’s long-buried secrets.
Join us for a screening of the rough-cut “Badwater” pilot (59 minutes) followed by a Q&A about screenwriting, television production, and the challenges of filming in southwestern Colorado during the Covid-19 pandemic. Pay-what-you-can, or included in your festival pass.
More info on Badwater tv project which with the people of Southwestern Colorado, seeks to create a showcase for amazing acting talent, a microphone for Native voices, and a love letter to a rural community transitioning from a resource-based economy to one that’s capitalizing on the astounding natural beauty of the American Southwest.
FORGING THE WEST: A CULTURAL FILM CO-PRESENTED BY THE CRESTED BUTTE MOUNTAIN HERITAGE MUSEUM AND THE CENTER FOR THE ARTS
Join us for a very special screening of Forging the West, a film exploring the role of the Colorado Fuel and Iron Company (CF&I) in the industrialization of the west and in the history of Colorado. Forging the West, a HaveyPro Cinema production in association with Historic Pueblo, Inc.
From the utopian vision of steel mill founder William Jackson Palmer to the turbulence of 19th and 20th century labor relations and the impacts of company policies on a workforce that once included one in ten Coloradans, the one-hour film brings the epic events and enormous scale of an essential western industry to life. Forging the West tells the story of the steel mill that fueled the development of the American West — its railroads, structures, politics, ethnic diversity and, to a large degree, its character. The film was the recipient of a 2017 Telly Award for excellence in historical documentary filmmaking.
Doors open at 5:30pm, the film will run from 6 – 7 pm.
Sponsored by the Center for the Arts and Corinne Koehler of Historic Pueblo, Inc. and HaveyPro Cinema.