Join us for a documentary film screening and facilitated discussion. Modified is an award-winning documentary-memoir that asks why genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are not labeled on food products in Canada and the United States, despite being labeled in 64 countries around the world. This film has won six festival awards since its fall 2017 release. Light refreshments will be served. No online registration necessary.
Join John Aden of Denver Open Media for an introduction to the basics of gathering footage (A-roll and B-roll) for a documentary-style production.
Did you know India has the largest cinema industry in the world and some of the tastiest food? Experience the colorful, musical world of Bollywood as we watch clips from classic Indian films and sample complementary Indian dishes. Appropriate for families and all ages. Space is limited; registration is required for each adult and child attendee.
Join John Aden of Denver Open Media for an introduction to the basics of shooting a narrative scene then shoot your own short narrative scene.
Cuba is a country of 11 million people that is roughly the size of Pennsylvania. For being less than 100 miles off of our coast, it’s surprising how little most know about this country and its people. A great way to bridge culture gaps and create greater understanding is through actively watching films from around the globe. If the viewer is lucky, they may just walk away with a tiny glimpse into the beliefs and ideals of another part of the world. As Cuba and the world react to the death of an influential leader, it is important to look past arbitrary lines on a map.
Are you interested in film? Have you ever wanted to make your own movie? Here’s your chance to work with our Artist in Residence, Taylor, to create your own film. Appropriate for students 12-18. Space is limited; registration is required. This is a five-part series, so please plan to attend all five sessions, or as many as possible. Missed the first class? It's not too late to join in. On Oct. 29, the last day of the film series, we will have a screening and celebrate the film makers at 12:30pm.
Dates: October 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29, 10am -12pm
Screening: October 29, 12:30-1:30
2016 is going to be a great year for readers and moviegoers. With so many books being translated into movies, there is a little bit of something for every type of reader. Just like Anythink's blog post for book-to-movie adaptations in 2015, this year has its own list of movies we can't wait to see. If you haven't read any of the books on this list, check them out before they hit the big screen.
Confession: Sometimes I need a good cry. A sobbing, runny-nose, eyes-swollen, whole-box-of-tissue cry. I’m not sure why or what brings on this sudden urge. I’m never aware of this feeling approaching. It’s not like I can say to myself, “Self, I think you’ll feel like crying tomorrow so you better go buy a new pair of shoes today in hopes of warding it off.” Nope, it never happens like that. All of sudden, it just hits me and there it is – I need to cry. Not just one or two tears, but the open-the-flood-gates kind of cry.
There are many odd and interesting films that exist, and here is a list of some movies that have kept it weird. These fall through many different genres and use different art styles, but all have quirky bits that make them notable. Genres can be limiting and these movies prove that.
Best Television-Inspired Movies:
Television shows often end too early or not early enough. Movies based on television shows can be retreads of old materials or new spins on old classic themes. When thinking about movies based on television shows, there are many more groan-inducing experiences and a lesser amount of engrossing experiments. There are a few movies that extend or breathe new air in their universe and here is a list of some of my favorites.