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Colorado Environmental Film Festival Friday and Saturday

By Sally High
Special to The PREVIEW

Photo courtesy Leanne Goebel “Song of Mineral Creek,” by Lorraine Trenholm, is among the artworks to be displayed as part of the Pagosa Green Environmental Art Exhibit, July 26-27 at First Crush and the Backroom Wine Bar, in conjunction with the Colorado Environmental Film Festival Caravan.

Photo courtesy Leanne Goebel
“Song of Mineral Creek,” by Lorraine Trenholm, is among the artworks to be displayed as part of the Pagosa Green Environmental Art Exhibit, July 26-27 at First Crush and the Backroom Wine Bar, in conjunction with the Colorado Environmental Film Festival Caravan.

The Colorado Environmental Film Festival Caravan is traveling from Golden to Pagosa Springs to help fund construction of the Geothermal Greenhouse Partnership’s first greenhouse in Centennial Park. Films will be shown in Pagosa’s downtown Liberty Theater all day Friday, July 26, and Saturday, July 27. Fourteen films will be shared with film enthusiasts.

The Geothermal Greenhouse Partnership is a nonprofit organization dedicated to building a greenhouse park in Pagosa Springs. The GGP’s mission statement is multifaceted: Harness renewable solar and geothermal energy to grow safe, affordable food for local people; provide an attraction for visitors year round; create educational opportunities; nurture local business and create jobs; cultivate community pride, and develop economic vitality and sustainability.

To learn more about the Geothermal Greenhouse Partnership or to purchase tickets to the Colorado Environmental Film Festival Caravan, go to Pagosagreen.org.

Festival schedule

Friday, July 26.

11 a.m. Session 1 — 2 hours, 9 minutes.

“A Road Through the Woods.”

“Fire Wars.”

“Irish Folk Furniture.”

2 p.m. Session 2 — 1 hour 46 minutes.

A Day Without Water 1 and A Day Without Water 2.

“Remains of a River.”

“A Grand Threat.”

“Wild Things.”

“Irish Folk Furniture.”

4 p.m. Session 3 — 1 hour 50 minutes.

“El Agua de la Tierra.”

“Watershed: Exploring a New Ethic for a New West.”

“A Grand Threat.”

“Wild Things.”

“Irish Folk Furniture.”

6 p.m. Session 4 — 1 hour 41 minutes.

“A Road Through the Woods.”

“The Last One.”

“Waking the Green Tiger.”

“Irish Folk Furniture.”

8 p.m. Session 5 — 2 hours.

Film enthusiasts enjoy Riff Raff Brewery’s great beer in the Back Room Wine Bar’s back room. Enjoy the Pagosa Green Environmental Art Exhibition. Join in for relaxation, a reception, refreshments, discussions, drawings for door prizes from generous Pagosa Springs merchants and artisans, a silent auction of a one-of-a-kind repurposed antique Garden Cupboard, delicately painted in a delightful–botanical theme by a local artist.

Saturday, July 27.

11 a.m. Session 6 — 2 hours 9 minutes.

“A Road Through the Woods.”

“Fire Wars.”

“Irish Folk Furniture.”

2 p.m.  Session 7 — 1 hour 48 minutes.

“A Grand Threat.”

“A Road Through the Woods.”

“The Last One.”

“Waking the Green Tiger.”

“Irish Folk Furniture.”

4 p.m. Session 8 — 1 hour, 31 minutes.

“A Road Through the Woods.”

“The Last One.”

“El Agua de la Tierra.”

“Rooted Lands/Tierras Arraigadas.”

“Irish Folk Furniture.”

6 p.m. Session 9 — 2 hours.

“Wild Things.”

“Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time.”

“Irish Folk Furniture.”

8 p.m. Session 10 — 2 hours.

Back Room Wine Bar and patio will host discussions of the festival’s thought-provoking films. Enjoy the Pagosa Green Environmental Art Exhibition in Back Room’s gallery. The silent auction concludes at 10 p.m. Come downtown and bid on a one-of-a-kind repurposed antique Garden Cupboard, delicately painted in a delightful botanical theme by a local artist.

Buy your two-day wristband at www.pagosagreen.org.

This story was posted on July 25, 2013.