Films – The Pagosa Springs SUN http://www.pagosasun.com The most trusted source for news and information about Pagosa Springs, Colorado. Thu, 03 Oct 2019 22:09:01 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.3 DUST2 announces one-night movie screening http://www.pagosasun.com/2019/10/09/dust2-announces-one-night-movie-screening/ Wed, 09 Oct 2019 11:00:30 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=179234 By Annie Sewell
Special to The PREVIEW
DUST2 is excited to be bringing “Return To Earth” to the Liberty Theatre for a one-night screening on Thursday, Oct. 17.
The doors open at 6 p.m. and the movie starts at 7 p.m. Beer, soda and concessions will be available.
Open the event with us by celebrating the DUST2 Youth Cycling Team as it heads to the Colorado Cycling League State Championships in Durango on Oct. 19 and 20, followed by a door prize giveaway.
And, be sure to join the crew at Pagosa Mountain Sports at 5 p.m. for a movie pre-party and glow-ride to the event. There will be hors d’oeuvres, drinks and door prizes.
Tickets are available at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/return-to-earth-mountain-bike-film-tickets-71792590571?fbclid=IwAR1N8_U4ZOiDwmCCV9oq9ohfijI3I48wu7EE2bTf4SVQhNZjCnwNf_buxDw, on the website www.dustx2.com, or on the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/2400973116893481/?active_tab=discussion.

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GGP’s water-themed Environmental Film Fest this weekend http://www.pagosasun.com/2019/04/11/ggps-water-themed-environmental-film-fest-this-weekend/ Thu, 11 Apr 2019 21:00:15 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=165688

Photo courtesy Nathan Dappen

By Sally High
Special to The PREVIEW
The Geothermal Greenhouse Partnership (GGP) invites the Pagosa Springs community to the seventh Environmental Film Festival this weekend, Friday and Saturday, April 12 and 13. You are encouraged to support the GGP’s ongoing educational projects and Riverwalk park by attending.
The Springs Resort Atrium Room is the site of the Premiere Gala on Friday evening from 6 to 9 p.m. Wristbands issued Friday evening allow GGP members access to all films both days. Friday night attendees enjoy a catered stand-up dinner with a beverage, exclusive viewing of two films and a 2019 GGP membership.

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A data probe is placed in the water by members of Oceans Observations Initiative (OOI), a National Science Foundation-funded program. The OOI research efforts collect information so that future generations can make data-based decisions about caring for our oceans. “Offshore,” an OOI short film, will be shown at 12:30 p.m. at the Liberty Theatre this Saturday. Tickets are available at http://www.pagosagreen.orgfilmfestival.

Abby Burk, Audubon Rockies Western River project director, will introduce “Ranching in the New Normal,” a short film that features our local Hershey Ranch. A National Geographic production, “Glen Canyon Revisited,” by Durango native Taylor Graham, will also be shown and discussed. Tickets are $25 for current GGP members and $50 for new members.
The Liberty Theatre will host the GGP’s seventh Colorado Environmental Film Festival Caravan on Saturday, April 13, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The film lineup contains first-run and classic award-winning films about water. Visit www.pagosagreen.org/filmfestival for a full schedule and tickets. Tickets are $10 for GGP members and $15 for nonmembers.
All GGP film enthusiasts will gather at Mountain Pizza after Saturday’s Film Fest Caravan. Water experts and water consumers ask and answer questions and share opinions about the big decisions being made around our local water resources.
Proceeds from the film fest benefit the GGP’s educational programming. This spring, the GGP is engaged in numerous community projects worth supporting:
• School classes are completing growing goals in the Education Dome. Some are transitioning to summer transplanting.
• Volunteers are starting perennial ornamentals for transplanting into GGP’s landscaping in the Rotary Garden and the Riverwalk.

Photo courtesy Shane Anderson
A healthy run-off and adequate year-round water flow are key to our economies in Rocky Mountain states. Join the Geothermal Greenhouse Partnership to view award-winning water films this weekend. Visit http://www.pagosagreen.org/filmfestival for a schedule and tickets.

• Volunteers are growing vegetables and herbs for community, including Pagosa’s Farmers Market.
• The GGP’s environmental educators are producing a youth water summit for sixth-graders. High school mentors join Al Pfister, Keith Bruno and Sally High to teach about our San Juan Watershed.
• The GGP and Youth Rise high school students are planning a San Juan River cleanup, birding with Audubon, replenishing the GGP’s pollinator hotels and making Monarch/milkweed seed balls.
• The GGP park is once again a destination for the sixth-grade Renewable Energy Fair.
• The Community Garden Dome is open to gardening groups.
• The interior of GGP’s Innovation Dome is being finished.
Support the GGP by participating in our water-themed film fest and discussions. Visit http://www.pagosagreen.org/filmfestival for Friday night and Saturday tickets. Tickets are also available at the door.

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Geothermal Greenhouse Partnership invites the community to water-themed film festival http://www.pagosasun.com/2019/04/05/geothermal-greenhouse-partnership-invites-the-community-to-water-themed-film-festival/ Fri, 05 Apr 2019 11:00:52 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=165264

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“The Passage” documents a 45-year family history of canoeing on the open water. They even made their own canoes. Let’s talk about our San Juan River at the Geothermal Greenhouse Partnership’s film festival April 12 and 13. Visit http://www.pagosagreen.org/filmfestival for more information and tickets.

By Sally High
Special to The PREVIEW
The seventh Colorado Environmental Film Festival Caravan comes to Pagosa Springs’ Liberty Theatre on Saturday, April 13, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Geothermal Greenhouse Partnership (GGP) is hosting the water-themed film fest weekend and growing community conversation about our most valuable resource.
GGP film enthusiasts will gather at Mountain Pizza after Saturday’s Film Fest Caravan. Water experts and water consumers can ask and answer questions and share opinions about the big decisions being made around our local water resources.
Among Saturday’s informative films are “Our Last Trash,” highlighting the current global recycling crisis. The film explores the meaning of a zero-waste lifestyle and our role in the creation of a more sustainable planet. The adverse effects of disposable plastics on local and global ecosystems has been discussed at GGP’s Film Fest in past years. Let’s take a look at this new film.
“Water from the Source” describes a cutting-edge atmospheric water-harvesting technology. Does this sound like science fiction? We can see it for ourselves. It’s already installed in Colorado at the Denver Botanic Gardens.
“The Passage” is a story about one family’s 45-year relationship with water. This film is a must-see. The filmmaker said,

Photo courtesy Benjamin Rand
Carbondale, Colo., students produced “Streamflow in the Crystal River” last summer after learning abut the vulnerability of their local water supply. “Streamflow” is just one of the short films to be shown at the GGP’s Colorado Environmental Film Festival Caravan at the Liberty Theatre April 13. Visit http://www.pagosagreen.org/filmfestival for more information.

“In 1974, my 20-year-old parents and uncle Andy built their own canoes, launched them into the Pacific, and became some the first people in modern history to canoe from Washington to Alaska up the Inside Passage. My brother and I grew up paddling those wooden canoes in the Virginia rivers and the 1974, adventure became legend in our family … In the summer of 2017, we renovated those canoes and, with our aging parents, completed their 1974 journey. ‘The Passage’ is a story about growing up, growing old and the wild places that define us.”
Proceeds from the film fest benefit GGP’s educational programming. These educational projects include ongoing activities for all ages in the Education Dome, a GGP sixth-grade Water Summit later this month, and a San Juan River Walk cleanup and birding with high school students. Students will be replenishing GGP’s pollinator hotels and making pollinator-attracting seed balls in May.
Visit http://www.pagosagreen.org/filmfestival for Friday night and Saturday tickets. Tickets are also available at the Chamber of Commerce, Exit Realty, the Education Dome on Thursday and Saturday, and at the film fest door. GGP is “growing food and community with local energy.”
Here’s the Saturday schedule of approximate show times:
10-10:20 a.m. — “Our Last Trash.”

Photo courtesy “Water from the Source”
New cutting-edge technology installed at the Denver Botanic Gardens demonstrates bringing atmospheric water down to the ground. See the short film “Water from the Source” at Geothermal Greenhouse Partnership’s film festival on April 13, at the Liberty Theatre.

10:25-10:55 a.m. — “Junk.”
11-11:30 a.m. — “The Passage.”
11:35-11:45 a.m. — “Water from the Source.”
12:15-12:20 p.m. — “Our Lives, Our River.”
12:20-12:25 p.m. — “Streamflow in the Crystal River.”
12:30-12:45 p.m. — “Offshore.”
12:45-1:05 p.m. — “Our Last Trash.”
1:05-1:35 p.m. — “The Passage.”
1:40-2:10 p.m. — “Junk.”
2:40-3:30 p.m. — “Remains of a River.”
3:30-3:45 p.m. — “Our Desert Farms.”
3:45-3:55 p.m. — “Think Like a Scientist: Boundaries.”
4 p.m. — “Watershed: A New Water Ethic for a New West.”

Photo courtesy Holly Metzler
A high-water year provides an economic and ecological boost for the San Juan watershed. You can talk about water at the Geothermal Greenhouse Partnership’s film festival April 12 and 13. For more information, visit http://www.pagosagreen.org/filmfestival.

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Geothermal Greenhouse Partnership’s Colorado Environmental Film Fest Caravan to focus on water http://www.pagosasun.com/2019/03/29/geothermal-greenhouse-partnerships-colorado-environmental-film-fest-caravan-to-focus-on-water/ Fri, 29 Mar 2019 11:00:09 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=164738 By Sally High
Special to The PREVIEW
Seven years. It’s hard to believe, but, April 13 marks the seventh year that Geothermal Greenhouse Partnership (GGP) has brought the Colorado Environmental Film Festival (CEFF) Caravan to Pagosa Springs.
The Liberty Theatre is the site of cutting-edge “WATER.” films. Saturday’s films will be shown from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday evenings provide a chance to discuss water issues — local, regional and global. After the first-ever call on our San Juan River last August, followed by a higher-than-average snowpack, this year’s films are chosen to help us plan our stewardship of our most precious resource — “WATER.”
That Friday evening, April 12, GGP supporters will gather for a Premiere Gala fundraiser in The Springs Atrium Room from 6 to 9 p.m. The catered event features two short films never before seen in Pagosa Springs. The Friday fundraiser welcomes a keynote address by Audubon Rockies’ Abby Burk and the Pagosa premier of Audubon’s “Ranching in the New Normal.” “Glen Canyon Rediscovered,” by Durango native Taylor Graham and National Geographic, provides another exclusive film for GGP supporters on Friday night.
Saturday evening, following the CEFF Caravan at the Liberty, GGP film enthusiasts will gather at Mountain Pizza and Taproom for a “WATER.” Wrap Party. GGP invites all water consumers and water experts to discuss. Growing Water Smart, Resilient Archuleta, Upper San Juan Watershed Enhancement Partnership, San Juan Water Conservancy District and San Juan Forest Health Partnership are encouraged to join us in our “WATER.” discussion. GGP wristbands receive happy hour half-priced drinks for our festival wrap-up.
Saturday’s new 2019 films include two shorts made by Colorado youth. “Our Lives, Our River” and “Streamflow in the Crystal River” were produced in summer 2018 by students in Carbondale’s Crystal River watershed. These films are particularly relevant because the Crystal, like our San Juan, also experienced a call due to low water flow.
Two first-run ocean films take us from a local to a global perspective. “Offshore,” by Ocean Observatories Initiative and National Science Foundation, advocates that future generations care for our living oceans, starting today. “Junk” is the creation of a U.S. Marine veteran turned scientist. His intention was to shed light on plastic pollution via an extravagant adventure, sailing from California to Hawaii on a raft made from 15,000 plastic bottles. Plagued by leaks, foul weather and short supplies, his planned five-week sail took three months. He made his point and “Junk” is a must-see.
“Watershed: A New Water Ethic for a New West” was first shown by the GGP in 2013. It’s time to revisit this powerful award-winning overview of the Colorado River. “Watershed,” produced and narrated by Robert Redford, completes our Saturday Caravan.
The GGP invites you to become a supporter of this popular annual event. The easiest way to buy your tickets is to visit www.pagosagreen.org/filmfestival/. Paper tickets are available at the Pagosa Springs Area Chamber of Commerce and Exit Realty. GGP volunteers at the Education Dome in Centennial Park are selling paper tickets each Tuesday and Saturday between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. through April 9. The names of ticket holders will be on a list at The Springs, the Liberty Theatre and Mountain Pizza and Taproom. All ticket holders will have wristbands. You can purchase wristbands at the door of the Liberty Theatre on April 13.
The GGP is “growing food and community with local energy.” Join us.

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Water conservancy district approves donation to local film festival http://www.pagosasun.com/2019/03/28/water-conservancy-district-approves-donation-to-local-film-festival/ Thu, 28 Mar 2019 21:00:35 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=164718 The San Juan Water Conservancy District (SJWCD) Board of Directors approved a $250 donation to the Geothermal Greenhouse Partnership (GGP) for its 2019 Environmental Film Festival during a special meeting on March 21.

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Geothermal Greenhouse Partnership to host seventh film festival http://www.pagosasun.com/2019/03/23/geothermal-greenhouse-partnership-to-host-seventh-film-festival/ Sat, 23 Mar 2019 11:00:25 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=164424

Photo courtesy Sally High
“WATER!” is the theme of Geothermal Greenhouse Partnership’s 2019 Film Fest. Save the dates, April 12 and 13, and join the conversation about water resources. For more information, www.pagosagreen.org/filmfestival/.

By Sally High
Special to The PREVIEW
The Geothermal Greenhouse Partnership (GGP) will host its seventh Colorado Environmental Film Festival (CEFF) Caravan on April 13 at the downtown Liberty Theatre.
This year’s theme is “WATER!” Saturday’s films will be shown from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
GGP supporters will gather that Friday evening, April 12, for a Premiere Party fundraiser at the Springs Atrium Room from 6 to 9 p.m. The catered event will feature two films never before seen in Pagosa Springs and guest speakers to jumpstart our weekend’s discussions of water.
After the first-ever call on San Juan River water in late summer 2018 and a heavier-than-average snowfall in the southern San Juan Mountains this past winter, conversations about water seem to be everywhere. In recent months, water experts and interested citizens have weighed in with various local, regional and statewide organizations to discuss the future of our water resource. GGP’s 2019 film festival provides yet another opportunity to consider key water issues with our neighbors and water experts.
GGP supporters can expect some award-winning and thought-provoking films in 2019. The Friday night fundraiser will feature a keynote address by Audubon Rockies’ Abby Burke and the Pagosa premier of Audubon’s excellent short film, “Ranching in the New Normal.” “Glen Canyon Rediscovered,” by Durango native Taylor Graham, will provide another exclusive film surprise for GGP supporters on Friday night.
Saturday’s CEFF Caravan films are provided by the CEFF, a long-term partner of the GGP. We anticipate viewing exciting first-run films: “Water from the Source,” “The Passage” and “Our Last Trash.” Classic water documentaries and Pagosa favorites, like “Remains of a River” and “Our Desert Farms,” will be revisited.
The GGP encourages you to become a supporter of this popular annual event. Visit www.pagosagreen.org/filmfestival/ to purchase your tickets. Join the GGP today.
Paper tickets are available at Pagosa Springs Area Chamber of Commerce and Exit Realty. GGP volunteers at the Education Dome in Centennial Park are selling paper tickets each Tuesday and Saturday between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. through April 9 for the 2019 Film Fest.
Pagosa’s GGP is “growing food and community with local energy!” Visit the GGP’s three greenhouses on the banks of the San Juan River and get involved in building this downtown park.

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Documentary film viewing at St. Patrick’s to include discussion and dinner http://www.pagosasun.com/2019/03/09/documentary-film-viewing-at-st-patricks-to-include-discussion-and-dinner/ Sat, 09 Mar 2019 12:00:39 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=163219 By Sally Neel
Special to The PREVIEW
On Thursday, March 14, at 5 p.m. St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church will sponsor the viewing of a thought-provoking documentary film that unearths a hidden legacy of slavery in America.
“Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North” traces a journey by Katrina Browne, the filmmaker, and nine of her cousins into the dark past of the slave trade which enriched their white New England family. The Emmy-nominated film is a transparent and vulnerable view into the story of the DeWolfe family as they research and explore the unsettling truth of their ancestors being the foremost slave traders in U.S. history.
“The public is invited and encouraged to attend,” said Fr. Doug Neel, rector of St. Patrick’s. “As we enter into the season of Lent, a time for self-reflection and repentance, this film shines a light on a particularly difficult part of our nation’s history and one family’s painful journey in discovering the truth.”
St. Patrick’s is one of only six Episcopal parishes in Colorado selected to present this film. A light meal of homemade soup, salad, bread and drinks will be provided by the parish. This will be followed by the viewing of the film and an opportunity for discussion.
The evening begins in the church parish hall at 5 p.m. and will conclude at 8 p.m. St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church is located at 225 S. Pagosa Blvd. Members of the congregation and local community, especially students, are encouraged to attend. The evening is free of charge.

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Four Corners Film Office to go under the Durango Film Institute http://www.pagosasun.com/2019/01/24/four-corners-film-office-to-go-under-the-durango-film-institute/ Thu, 24 Jan 2019 22:00:39 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=160762 By Terry Blair-Burton
Special to The SUN
The Region 9 Economic Development District of Southwest Colorado is pleased to announce that the Four Corners Film Office (4CFO) program will be moving under the Durango Film Institute (DFI).

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14th annual Backcountry Film Festival coming to Pagosa Springs http://www.pagosasun.com/2019/01/18/14th-annual-backcountry-film-festival-coming-to-pagosa-springs/ Fri, 18 Jan 2019 12:00:28 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=160258 By Brittany Smith
Special to The SUN
The 14th annual Winter Wildlands Alliance Backcountry Film Festival will show in Pagosa Springs on Friday, Jan. 18, at the Pagosa Lakes Clubhouse, 230 Port Ave. All proceeds will benefit the Colorado Mountain Club’s (CMC) Conservation and Stewardship Department.
This year’s festival includes the film highlighting the CMC’s Backcountry Snowsport Initiative (BSI) titled “Backcountry Snowsports Initiative: Human-Powered,” which was created by Wool Hat Creative.
The CMC represents the very best of Colorado. The CMC was founded in 1912 and was instrumental in establishing Rocky Mountain National Park. For over 100 years, CMC members have, and continue to define what it means to not just be a Coloradan, but an outdoor enthusiast in Colorado. With over 6,500 members, the club connects the outdoor community in Colorado with outings — daily hiking, climbing, skiing, camping, etc. — events, skills courses, as well as conservation and stewardship activities to protect our public lands.
Produced each year as a celebratory, backcountry community event by the Winter Wildlands Alliance, the 14th annual Backcountry Film Festival film lineup is full of snowy, cinematic adventure sure to inspire both the local backcountry and general communities.
Winter Wildlands Alliance is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting and preserving winter wildlands and a quality human-powered snow sports experience on public lands.
By partnering with CMC, the Winter Wildlands Alliance helps raise critical funds so the club can continue protecting Colorado’s public lands. All funds raised directly benefit local projects and programs that perpetuate access and stewardship of public lands in Colorado.
Films in this year’s program include:
• “Ode to Muir” (festival cut), Teton Gravity Research.
• “Ski the Wild West,” Thomas Woodson and Drew Petersen.
• “The Abbey,” DPS Cinematic.
• “The Backcountry Snowsports Initiative: Human-Powered,” Wool Hat Creative Productions.
• “Abandoned” (festival cut), The Road West Traveled.
• “Blue,” Aly Nicklas.
• “I Am Here,” David Hanson and Michael Hanson.
• “Surfer Dan,” Camp4 Collective.
• “Searching for Christmas Tree,” Lie Feng.
• “Westward: Brennan Lagasse,” KGB Productions.
The doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the screening begins at 7 p.m. Admission is $12 for CMC members, $15 for nonmembers. Tickets can be purchased online (https://bit.ly/2GPExs8) or at the door.

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Freeride documentary ‘North of Nightfall’ premieres in Pagosa Springs on June 14 http://www.pagosasun.com/2018/06/11/freeride-documentary-north-of-nightfall-premieres-in-pagosa-springs-on-june-14/ Mon, 11 Jun 2018 11:00:58 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=124744 By Annie Sewell
Special to The PREVIEW
Ride along with Freeride legends Darren Berrecloth and Cam Zink, as well as up-and-comers Carson Storch and Tom van Steenbergen, as they descend massive big mountain lines on Axel Heiberg Island in “North of Nightfall,” premiering at the Liberty Theatre on Thursday, June 14.
Hidden among the glaciers, high in the Arctic Circle are mountain bike lines too incredible to ignore. Harsh temperatures, volatile weather and nine-month winters mean that the area is normally devoid of human life. But, each summer, this frozen landscape flourishes under endless daylight, revealing a spectacular ecosystem.
Here the riders discover a changing environment steeped in history, along with challenging descents unlike anything anyone’s ridden to date. Their goal: to explore, build up to and ride the biggest lines ever. The adventure will not only test their skill, but also their sanity, as they attempt to push freeriding’s progression 12 hours from the nearest hospital during days without a beginning or end.
“North of Nightfall” premieres Thursday, June 14, at the Liberty Theatre, 418 Pagosa St. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the movie starts at 7 p.m.
Tickets are $10 at the door and online at http://www.eventbrite.com/o/dust2-11032331494.
Concessions available for purchase. All proceeds will benefit DUST2.

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