What the Doc? Late Night.  Dead Hands Dig Deep

 What the Doc? Late Night. Dead Hands Dig Deep

 What the Doc? Late Night. Dead Hands Dig Deep Director: Jai Love-LaPan Run Time: 75 mins When: Friday Sept 15 at 10pm Where: Sloans Lake Alamo Drafthouse Purchase Tickets Now Synopsis: While living in complete isolation in the desert of southern California, a long forgotten shock-rock musician reflects on his dark past of drug abuse, violence, and self destruction. About the Director: Dead Hands Dig Deep is the debut directorial outing from young Sydney based filmmaker Jai Love. The film is rife with death, nihilism, self-mutilation, blood, drug use, small-town weirdness and Satan. “A Warner Brothers exec left one of the screenings in Europe because he thought he was going to vomit,” says the 19-year-old director. “It was a victory for independent cinema!” Dead Hands Dig Deep: Facebook Page  ...
“Impact on” Colorado:  Ludlow, Greek Americans in the Colorado Coal War

“Impact on” Colorado: Ludlow, Greek Americans in the Colorado Coal War

“Impact on” Colorado: Ludlow, Greek Americans in the Colorado Coal War Directors: Leonidas Vardaros Country: Greece/USA Run Time: 71 mins When: Saturday Sept 16 at 11am Where: Sloans Lake Alamo Drafthouse Purchase Tickets Now     Synopsis: The Colorado Coal war is described as the bloodiest page of the U.S. labor movement. In this violent confrontation between the Coal Companies, led by Rockefeller, and the ‘United Mine Workers of America’ trade union, a vital part was played by 500 Greek miners who became the backbone of the guerrilla army formed by the UMWA to avenge the Ludlow Massacre – the murder of 20 women and children and of the Greek leader Louis Tikas on April 20th, 1914. The documentary ‘Ludlow, Greek Americans in the Colorado Coal War’ tells the unknown story of this conflict with testimonies of descendants of strikers, interviews with historians and rare archival videos of interviews with strikers, photos, documents, newspaper articles, and songs. The documentary ‘Ludlow, Greek Americans in the Colorado Coal War’ tells the unknown story of this conflict with testimonies of descendants of strikers, interviews with historians and rare archival videos of interviews with strikers, photos, documents, newspaper articles, and songs. About the Director: Leonidas Vardaros is an actor and director, known for All of Us, Efendi (1998), O hafies(1984) and Tis Nikarias oi Zevkalides: I mousiki kai o horos stin kathimerini zoi ton Ikarioton (2009). Ludlow, Greek Americans in the Colorado Coal War: Facebook...
“Impact On” – War: Hell on Earth: The Fall of Syria and The Rise of Isis

“Impact On” – War: Hell on Earth: The Fall of Syria and The Rise of Isis

Hell on Earth: The Fall of Syria and The Rise of Isis Directors: Sebastian Junger and Nick Quested Country: Syria/USA Run Time: 99 mins When: Saturday Sept 16 at 1pm Where: Sloans Lake Alamo Drafthouse   Purchase Tickets Now     Synopsis: Academy-Award nominated filmmaker Sebastian Junger and Emmy winner Nick Quested chronicle Syria’s descent into the unbridled chaos that allowed the rise of the Islamic State. Pulling from nearly 1,000 hours of visceral footage, they capture the Syrian war’s harrowing carnage, political and social consequences, and human toll, while painting an alarming picture of the west’s role in the creation of ISIS. About the Filmmakers: Sebastian Junger is a best-selling author, an award-winning journalist and critically acclaimed filmmaker. His debut film, Restrepo, was nominated for an Academy Award® and won the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance. Nick Quested is the EP for Restrepo and producer of Which Way is the Front Line From Here (nominated for a PGA Award). Quested is the Executive Director and owner of Goldcrest.   Hell on Earth: Fall of Syria and the Rise of Isis: Facebook...
“Impact On” Colorado: Floating Horses: The Life of Casey Tibbs

“Impact On” Colorado: Floating Horses: The Life of Casey Tibbs

“Impact On” Colorado: Floating Horses: The Life of Casey Tibbs Director: Justin Koehler Country: USA Run Time: 94 mins When: Saturday, Sept 16 at 1:45pm Where: Sloans Lake Alamo Drafthouse Purchase Tickets Now Synopsis: American cowboy Casey Tibbs, a nine-time world champion who left home at the age of 13 in 1942 due to his father’s disdain of rodeo, had a rags-to-riches life after his groundbreaking spurring lick was developed and he was launched to stardom. Akin to riding a wild bronc in competition, his unpredictable journey had its grand victories and cheerless crashes. Get ready to “Let’er Buck!” About the Director: Docuwest alum, Justin Koehler is known for his work on Floating Horses: The Life of Casey Tibbs (2017), The Buffalo King (2013) and Bang for Your Buck (2009).  Floating Horses: The Life of Casey Tibbs: Facebook Page...
Brimstone and Glory

Brimstone and Glory

Brimstone & Glory Director: Viktor Jakovleski Country: USA Run Time: 67 mins When: Saturday Sept 16 at 4pm Where: Sloans Lake Alamo Drafthouse Purchase Tickets Now       Synopsis: The bulls that storm through the alleyways of Tultepec breathe fire and brimstone, as the towers that dwarf the town go up in smoke. This small town is the setting for the annual fireworks festival. The dazzling displays are not just a show of talent and originality, but an opportunity for locals and tourists alike to demonstrate their courage. Fireworks are the town’s only industry. Adults and children prepare them together, under life-threatening conditions. Undeterred by the occasional accident, the fireworks people climb towers, light fuses, and run away from stray sparks, even during thunderstorms. “Scars”, they say, “are our souvenirs.” These rare images capture the beauty of the moments when everything burns and time stands still. About the Director: Brimstone & Glory: Facebook...