Film Programs

Colorado Spotlight

Ever more diverse and collaborative, Colorado’s filmmaking scene continues
to grow, producing works that screen in both film festivals and theaters around the country.

3 Days 2 Nights
USA 2019 80 min.

The defining moment of one’s life shouldn’t be swept under the rug—but for two brothers who survived a 1974 plane crash that killed their family near Aspen, Colorado, it was. After 40 years of silence, the pair embarks on a road trip to retrace their flight in this somber documentary.

USA 2019 80 min.

A century-old tradition bonds the people of Nenana, Alaska, who bet on the arrival of spring during the Ice Classic: When the river ice melts, the winner can take up to $350,000. This heartwarming documentary considers the contest as an important source of not only community pride but autonomy.

USA 2019 7 min.

A promising date hits an impasse when a young couple discovers an inconvenient truth.

For The Love Of Craft
USA 2018 25 min.

Follow the daring few who are willing to risk everything for the perfect pint.

USA 2018 11 min.

A dark comedy about a man who receives a mysterious proposition from his childhood crush.

The Lost Ones
USA 2019 13 min.

Dwelling in a mausoleum of heartache, Kim has little left to do but celebrate Danny’s birthday one last time. But in the deep shadows of night, something that looks like Danny watches her every move.

The Love Bugs
USA 2019 33 min.

Over the course of 60 years, two married entomologists traveled to more than 67 countries and quietly amassed the world’s largest private collection of insects, with more than 1 million specimens. This humorous, poignant documentary explores the love of nature, and the nature of love.

Man Camp
USA 2019 94 min.

Brothers Adam, Tim, and Kevin are preparing for their annual Man Camp—a weekend dedicated to setting things on fire and getting trashed in honor of their dear dead dad. But when they walk in on their mom canoodling with her hapless fiancé Alan, it’s every man for himself in this slapstick comedy.

USA 2019 14 min.

Two young dancers seek the truth after the mysterious disappearance of their mother.

USA 2019 37 min.

This short explores end-of-life care with Dr. Nadia Tremonti, a pediatric palliative-care specialist.

(people of) Water
USA 2019 23 min.

For thousands of years, outrigger canoes have connected diverse cultures around the world. Meet Rob Prechtl, a member of the U.S. Men’s Rafting team, as he embarks on a journey to learn the craft of outrigger paddling.

The Picture
USA 2019 10 min.

Thirty years ago, Beatrix Callow photographed Amanda Bleu, imbuing the image with feelings she dared not speak aloud. Now, Beatrix is older, but Amanda appears unchanged in this terrifying update of Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray.

The Right to Rest
USA 2018 103 min.

This locally produced documentary takes a look at Denver’s burgeoning homeless population in the context of a likewise-growing homeless-rights movement. How do governmental policies designed to turn Denver into a “world-class city” impact its most vulnerable citizens?

USA 2019 6 min.

This tale of a dying relationship between a man and woman is an allegory of mankind’s relationship with the earth.

To The Muse
USA 2019 16 min.

Gripped by fear yet led by the whisper of his muse, a young Cuban musician discovers the power of forgiveness as the key to his creative freedom.

A Towering Task
USA 2019 105 min.

Since 1961, more than 200,000 young Americans have served their country by joining the Peace Corps. This documentary chronicles the volunteer organization’s remarkable history while asking, at a time of sociopolitical uncertainty: What role should the Peace Corps play in our world?

USA 2018 7 min.

When a father meets his son’s girlfriend, he realizes she may be his illegitimate daughter.

Vessel (Part 1)
USA 2019 7 min.

Following a masked man as he battles to regain his identity, this film is the first installment in a three-part anthology exploring a specific theme within a supernatural landscape.

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