“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 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=meNu7XCkW-8     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” 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...
Shorts Package 2: “In Hindsight”

Shorts Package 2: “In Hindsight”

Shorts Package 2: “In Hindsight” When: Saturday Sept 16th at 4:35pm Duration: 90 mins Where: Alamo Drafthouse Sloan’s Lake Looking backward, or looking inward, the subjects of these seven short docs make meaningful observations about their pasts while turning toward the uncertain future. Purchase Tickets Now I Was Only 14 Director: Froukje van Wengerden Country: Netherlands Run Time: 12 mins Description: While a 86-year-old woman looks back on a life-changing event just after her fourteenth birthday, we look into the eyes of girls who are fourteen years old now, full of stories of their own and with their open glance forward. Jesszilla Director: Emily Sheskin Country: USA Run Time: 7 mins Description: Jesselyn “Jesszilla” Silva is serious about boxing, and at 10 years old trains seriously with dreams of becoming a professional fighter. Her father, Pedro, finds himself caught in between supporting her dream and worrying about her future as she tries to master a combat sport. Cecil & Carl   Directors: Elvis Leon & Gaston Yvorra Country: USA Run Time: 15 mins Description: Cecil has lived alone in a giant house ever since Carl, his partner of 43 years, was diagnosed with advanced dementia and admitted to a nursing home. Not about grand gestures of love or being gay, this story focuses on commitment and the duties that come with it. Mama Kim Director: Jaime Wilken Country: USA Run Time: 12 mins Description: Mama Kim follows a 77 year-old Korean woman who owns one of the oldest standing bars in Seoul, Korea. Mama is a tough, funny and charismatic woman who has lived through the Korean War and has dealt with insurmountable hardships. However,...
Centerpiece: Chasing Coral

Centerpiece: Chasing Coral

Centerpiece: Presented by:   Chasing Coral Post-Screening Q&A. Director: Jeff Orlowski Country: USA Run Time: 93 mins When: Saturday Sept 16 at 7pm Where: Sloans Lake Alamo Drafthouse   Purchase Tickets Now Synopsis: Coral reefs around the world are vanishing at an unprecedented rate. A team of divers, photographers and scientists set out on a thrilling ocean adventure to discover why and to reveal the underwater mystery to the world. About the Director: FILMMAKER JEFF ORLOWSKI served as director, producer, and cinematographer on the Sundance Award-Winning film, Chasing Ice. Orlowski’s feature length documentary was invited to screen at the White House, the United Nations and the United States Congress and has captured over 40 awards from film festivals around the world. It went on to receive an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Song, and has screened on all seven continents....
“Impact On” Colorado: Remembering Normandy and Forging the West

“Impact On” Colorado: Remembering Normandy and Forging the West

Remembering Normandy and Forging the West The Directors from each film will be in-person for after-film Q&A!   Director: Remembering Normandy – Bill Hochman Director: Forging the West – James Havey Country: USA Run Time: 73 mins When: Sunday, Sept 17 at 10am Where: Sloans Lake Alamo Drafthouse Purchase Tickets Now Synopsis: Remembering Normandy This film tells the story of the sinking of my ship in the Normandy invasion in the Second World War, and how, thirty three years later, I met Colin McMilan, the commander of the British ship that plucked me from the frigid waters of the English Channel and saved my life. About the Director: From war zones to the Mountain West, Colorado College Professor Emeritus of History William “Bill” Hochman has lived an incredibly full, fruitful, and generous life. His classes, specifically the legendary Freedom and Authority class, helped form the backbone of CC’s liberal arts education as the college grew and developed over the latter half of the last century. A junior officer in the United States Navy during WWII, Hochman served in the North African campaign, as well as in the invasions of Sicily, Italy, and Normandy. When his ship was torpedoed and sunk off the Normandy coast, Hochman was rescued by the British destroyer HMS Beagle. Following his experiences in the war, he has devoted much of his life toward the cause of peace.   Synopsis: Forging the West Forging the West brings the epic story of an essential western industry to life for audiences throughout the state and region. From the impacts of company policies on immigrant workers and their families to the rails, nails, pipe and politics that expedited settlement...