2009 Sundance Film Festival Selection Followed by Q&A session with the producer Kyle Saylors
2009 WINDRIDER FORUM FILMS
FREE Screening. Donations accepted
Followed by Q&A session with community leaders involved in organic farming and “green” businesses
5:30 pm Opening Reception with Community Organizations ($15/person featuring locally grown organic food) Sponsored by: The Leighty Foundation & Pikes Peak Community Foundation Supported by: Venetucci Farm, CSA, Catamount Institute, Pikes Peak Urban Gardens, Pikes Peak Sustainable Business Network, Ranch Foods Direct
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Friday, July 24, 2009
Followed by Q&A session with Producer, Kyle Saylors, and Subject ofSeries, Erica Lane
The epic tale of a maverick Midwestern farmer. An outcast in his community, Farmer John bravely stands amidst a failing economy, vicious rumors, and violence. By melding the traditions of family farming with the power of art and free expression, this powerful story of transformation and renewal heralds a resurrection of farming in America.
This is the first film to look at North Korean dictator, Kim Jong Il, and fully expose what some have called the most staggering human rights and humanitarian disaster in the world. This film explores the tapestry of defector’s stories who come from every walk of life. These humble heroes are inspiring, for despite their suffering, they hold out hope for a better future.
Inspired Ambition is a syndicated reality television series following an up-and-coming unsigned artist, Erica Lane, as she pursues a career in Christian music. This series highlights the struggles, rejection, and sacrifices, as well as the opportunities, victories and special moments that come into play. Each episode features interviews of top music artists from all genres, as they share their success stories, struggles, and advice for continuing on the path.
Brad William Henke is Denim, the supervisor for a residential facility housing 15 kids who are all affected by child abuse and neglect in unimaginable ways. Inside the gates of Short Term 12, fights and blow-ups happen daily and Denim is skilled at knowing how to respond. But as his personal life collides with work, he begins to realize that he is no better off than the kids he’s trying to help.
Winner of Jury Prize in Short Filmmaking, 2009 Sundance Film Festival.
1:00pm FREE Community Forum
Followed by Q&A with Director, Destin Daniel Cretton, and Panel Discussion with representatives from Dale House Project, TwoCor, Dept of Youth Corrections
2009 Sundance Film Festival Selection
Followed by Q&A session with filmmaker
5:30pm Closing Filmmaker Reception at Benji’s ($15)
From first-time director John Hindman, comes "The Answer Man," a romantic comedy starring Jeff Daniels, Lauren Graham and Lou Taylor Pucci. Arlen Faber (Daniels) is the reclusive author of "Me and God," a book that has redefined spirituality for an entire generation and has been translated into over 100 languages. On the eve of the 20th anniversary of his still wildly popular book, Arlen is still sought after as the man who has all the answers. Arlen's life collides with Elizabeth (Graham), a single mom raising her seven year-old son, and Kris (Taylor Pucci), a young man fresh out of rehab who is searching for meaning. Both Elizabeth and Kris are hopeful that Arlen has the answers, but the truth is, he hasn't got a clue.
Joseph Steven Yang (Behind Enemy Lines II) stars as Sooyoung, a faceless worker in a small town in North Korea who stays quiet and follows the rules. But after his daughter's senseless death, he risks his life to challenge the oppressive government, making his voice heard through an extreme and unusual action. Painstakingly researched, DEFACE sheds light on the Hermit Nation through dramatic storytelling, amazing performances and compelling imagery.