Opening Night: The Vietnam War

Opening Night: The Vietnam War

  Colorado Public Television Channel 12 Presents: The Vietnam War by Ken Burns & Lynn Novick This is a Free Community Screening. This very special screening will be followed by a panel discussion on healing from PTSD.   Director: Ken Burns and Lynn Novick Country: USA Run Time:  63 mins When: Wednesday Sept 13 at 7pm Where: Sloans Lake Alamo Drafthouse Reserve Your Tickets https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3j-3Xi5BcKs     Synopsis: Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s ten-part, 18-hour documentary series, THE VIETNAM WAR, tells the epic story of one of the most consequential, divisive, and controversial events in American history as it has never before been told on film. Visceral and immersive, the series explores the human dimensions of the war through revelatory testimony of nearly 80 witnesses from all sides — Americans who fought in the war and others who opposed it, as well as combatants and civilians from North and South Vietnam. In the 1-hour screening video presented as a preview to the broadcast event, we’ll see a number of clips extracted from throughout the 18 hours of content and exploring the timeline of the War, the social movements that sprung from the War, and the aftermath of the engagement that still haunts the United States. In addition, we’ll share a short video produced locally by Colorado Public Television as an extension to the main film that explores Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and alternative healing therapies that are helping with mental and physical issues that veterans can suffer. Immediately following both films, we will convene a panel discussion with veterans and experts on various alternative PTSD treatments.   About the Directors: Ken...
Maineland

Maineland

Maineland Director: Miao Wang Country: China/USA Run Time:  89 mins When: Thursday, Sept 14 at 4pm Where: Sloans Lake Alamo Drafthouse     Purchase Tickets Now Synopsis: Over 370,000 students from mainland China are enrolled in American high schools and universities – six times more than a decade ago – with $11.4 billion contributed to the American economy. Filmed over three years, MAINELAND follows two teenagers – fun-loving Stella and introspective Harry – who are part of this enormous wave of “parachute students” from China’s wealthy elite seeking Western-style education and the promise of a Hollywood-style U.S. high school experience.Through their stories, the film observes China’s place in the in the contemporary world order, its rise, and how that rise is impacted by the West About the Director: is an award-winning filmmaker who focuses on creative and cinematic documentaries that inspire cultural understanding and a humanist perspective of the world. Her critically-acclaimed documentary films Beijing Taxi (feature-length) and Yellow Ox Mountain have screened at over 70 international festivals and institutions such as SXSW and the Guggenheim Museum, with US theatrical release, and broadcast nation-wide. Beijing Taxi is digitally distributed by Sundance Artist Services. She directed Made by China in America, a documentary short in Morgan Spurlock’s acclaimed We the Economy series. Wang is a recipient of grants and fellowship from the Sundance Institute, the Jerome Foundation, New York State Council on the Arts, the Tribeca Film Institute, Tribeca All Access, IFP Filmmaker’s Lab, Independent Film Week, Women Make Movies, and the Flaherty Film Seminar. Maineland: Facebook...
Chasing Trane

Chasing Trane

Chasing Trane Presented by: The Charles Schwartz Foundation   Directors: John Scheinfeld Country: USA Run Time: 99 mins When: Thursday, Sept 14 at 7pm Where: Sloans Lake Alamo Drafthouse   Purchase Tickets Now Synopsis: Set against the social, political and cultural landscape of the times, CHASING TRANE brings John Coltrane to life as a fully dimensional being, inviting the audience to engage with Coltrane the man, Coltrane the artist. With Sonny Rollins, Jimmy Heath, McCoy Tyner, John Densmore, Bill Clinton, Wynton Marsalis, Cornel West, Common, Ravi Coltrane, Antonia Andrews, Lewis Porter, Ben Ratliff. About the Director: Written and directed by critically-acclaimed documentary filmmaker John Scheinfeld (The U.S. vs. John Lennon and Who Is Harry Nilsson…?) the film is produced with the full participation of the Coltrane family and the support of the record labels that collectively own the Coltrane catalog. Chasing Trane: Facebook...
Love and Saucers

Love and Saucers

Love and Saucers What the Doc? Late Night.  Director: Brad Abrahams Country: USA Run Time:  70 mins When: Thursday, Sept 14 at 10pm Where: Sloans Lake Alamo Drafthouse     Purchase Tickets Now Synopsis: The strange story of David Huggins, a 72 year-old Hoboken man who claims to have had a lifetime of encounters with otherworldly beings – including an interspecies romance with an extraterrestrial woman (with whom he lost his virginity to), and chronicled it all in surreal impressionist paintings, few of which have ever been seen. Filmed in an intimate, non-judgemental style, Love and Saucers lets David tell his story, and in turn lets the audience decide what is fact, fiction, and everything in-between. About the Director: Brad Abrahams (director + editor) is a documentary filmmaker and commercial director from Canada, currently based in the USA. His allconsuming interests in radical science, cryptozoology, and general esoterica inspire his stories. Love and Saucers is his first feature-length film, with two others in production and post (Cryptozoologist and On the Back of a Tiger). Though he has not yet had a supernatural experience, he is ready and willing. Fruit is his favorite food. Love and Saucers: Facebook...
“Impact On” The Environment: Atomic Homefront

“Impact On” The Environment: Atomic Homefront

Atomic Homefront Director Rebecca Cammisa, Producers Larissa Bills,James B. Freydberg, and “Just Moms from St. Louis will be in attendance  for a Q&A after the screening! Director: Rebecca Cammisa Country: USA Run Time: 96 mins When: Friday, Sept 15 at 7pm Where: Sloans Lake Alamo Drafthouse Purchase Tickets Now Synopsis: St. Louis has a little-known nuclear past as a uranium-processing center for the atomic bomb. Government and corporate negligence led to the dumping of Manhattan Project uranium, thorium, and radium, thus contaminating North St. Louis suburbs, specifically in two communities: those along Coldwater Creek, where residents have high rates of very rare cancers, birth defects, and various autoimmune disorders that are potentially linked to ionizing radiation poisoning; and in Bridgeton, adjacent to the West Lake-Bridgeton landfill, where an uncontrolled subsurface fire has been moving toward an area where the radioactive waste was buried. Just Moms STL, a group of mothers-turned-advocates, believes their communities are being poisoned and demands that the government either fully remove the waste or permanently relocate residents living nearest the landfill. At the same time, the grassroots organization Coldwater Creek — Just the Facts Please is working to educate the community and healthcare professionals and to promote community inclusion in the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act. About the Director: Director, producer, and shooter Rebecca Cammisa’s first feature documentary film, “Sister Helen,” aired on HBO, and went on to win the 2002 Sundance Film Festival’s Documentary Directing Award. In 2003, Rebecca Cammisa founded Documentress Films, teamed up with Mr. Mudd Productions, and began developing the 2010 OSCAR®-nominated documentary, “Which Way Home” for which she received a Fulbright Fellowship for Filmmaking. “Which...