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Beaver Creek documentary Film series is designed to provoke thought. Our films focus on current issues and introduce audiences to other cultures and experiences. This isn’t just a night out at th movies. Unique post-film discussions may include filmmakers, film critics, relevant commentators and other experts who offer insight to the film and its topic. This season features films created by Colorado filmmakers and some even filmed in Colorado.
Mon 06.25 "Saving Face"
Tues 06.26 "Chiefs"
Wed 06.27 "Climate Refugees"
Michael Nash & Patrick McConathy
Thurs 06.28 "U.S. Health Care:The Good News"
Lisa Hartman & Ed Stein
Fri 06.29 "One Revolution"
Sponsored by Beaver Creek Resort Company and The Beaver Creek Merchants Association.
Park Hyatt Beaver Creek | Beaver Creek
Time 3:30 p.m. screening
Tickets $45 for all five screenings and lecture
$15 per screening and lecture*
*Dinners not included ($99 each)
06.25 “Saving Face”
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Daniel Junge & Alison Greenberg
The 2012 Academy Award Winner for Documentary (Short Subject), “Saving Face” chronicles the lives of two Pakistani women, victims of brutal acid attacks, as they attempt to bring their assailants to justice and move on with their lives. Directed by Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy and Daniel Junge. Produced by Daniel Junge, Davis Coombe and Alison Greenberg.
Daniel Junge’s first feature-length film, “Chiefs,” won the Grand Jury Prize at the Tribeca Film Festival and was broadcast nationally on PBS. His subsequent feature, “Iron Ladies of Liberia” premiered at the Toronto Film Festival and aired on over 50 broadcasters worldwide including PBS and the BBC. “They Killed Sister Dorothy,” his third feature film, won the Audience and Grand Jury Prizes at the South by Southwest Film Festival before broadcasting on HBO and earning a 2010 Emmy nomination for Best Investigative Journalism. Junge’s film “The Last Campaign of Governor Booth Gardner” was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Short in 2010. Junge lives in Colorado with his wife, daughter and large dog.
Alison Greenberg works in Denver with the Denver Film Society and the Women’s Regional Network. Previously, she was Program Director for Women+Film, which promotes and supports female filmmakers around the world and is a premiere partner of the Denver Film Society. Prior to working for Women+Film, Alison worked for the Tribeca Film Festival in New York. She is a producer of “Rocky Mountain High”—a feature-length documentary on medical marijuana in Colorado and “Liyana”—a feature length documentary mixed with animation about a group of orphans in the kingdom of Swaziland, which is in production
Wind River Indian Reservation (where the Northern Arapaho and Eastern Shoshone were confined by the U.S. government on 3,500 square miles of central Wyoming) is hardly an environment conducive to success. Poverty, alcoholism, racism, and youth suicide are just a few of the challenges the cultures face. But despite all of this, or perhaps because of it, basketball is played on “The Rez” and played very well.
“Chiefs” tells the story of Wind River Indian High School’s basketball team and their community, following the experiences of young Native American players over the course of two years as they aspire to win the state championship. By chronicling the experiences of these young players over the course of two years, “Chiefs” shows what it’s like to grow up Native American in the 21st century. Directed by Daniel Junge. Produced by Donna Dewey and Henry Ansbacher.
“Chiefs,” which won the Grand Jury Prize at the Tribeca Film Festival, was Daniel Junge’s first feature-length film. His subsequent feature, “Iron Ladies of Liberia,” premiered at the Toronto Film Festival and aired on over 50 broadcasters worldwide including PBS and the BBC. “They Killed Sister Dorothy,” his third feature film, won the Audience and Grand Jury Prizes at the South by Southwest Film Festival before broadcasting on HBO and earning a 2010 Emmy nomination for Best Investigative Journalism. He also directed “Saving Face,” which won the Academy Award for Documentary (Short Subject) in 2012. Junge lives in Colorado with his wife, daughter and large dog.
06.27 “Climate Refugees”
Michael Nash & Patrick McConathy
“Climate Refugees” takes a close look at the impact of global warming on population centers, putting a human face on climate change and subsequent migration. The title refers to people who are displaced by climatically induced environmental disasters. Such disasters result from incremental and rapid ecological change, resulting in increased droughts, desertification, sea level rise, and the more frequent occurrence of extreme weather events such as hurricanes, cyclones, fires, mass flooding, and tornadoes. All this is causing mass global migration and border conflicts.
For the first time, the Pentagon now considers climate change a national security risk and the term climate wars is being talked about in war-room-like environments in Washington D.C. Written and directed by Michael Nash. Produced by Patrick McConathy, Michael Nash and Debbie Peek.
Michael Nash is an Irish-American filmmaker, who directed the award-winning films “Fuel” and “Nebraska.” During the Copenhagen COP15 conference Nash, considered an expert on environmental migration, helped the UN frame the issue of environmental migrants. At the 2010 Sundance Film Festival screening, Robert Redford stated that “[Climate Refugees] can be an agent for social change.”
Patrick McConathy was born in North Carolina and is a graduate of Louisiana State University. Pat has spent the last 37 years working to further energy production within the United States. In addition to his career as a private business owner, Pat has played an active role in community development, serving as Chairman for various boards and organizations. Patrick and his wife Tricia live on their ranch on the Colorado River in McCoy, Colorado.
|06.28 “U.S. Health Care: The Good News”
Lisa Hartman & Ed Stein
“U.S. Health Care: The Good News” looks at high-quality, low-cost health care in communities around the country, including Mesa County in Colorado, and examines the reasons behind the success of these models of health care delivery. Produced by Lisa Hartman.
Award-winning producer and director Lisa Hartman is credited with dozens of broadcast programs, training films, special event videos, commercials, and promotional videos. Her areas of expertise and interest include health care, public education, children’s programming, and visual and performing arts. She was a producer for “The Art of Teaching the Arts” for Annenberg Media, produced and directed multiple educational programs for a publisher of books for K-12 teachers, and created, produced and directed NBC’s “News for Kids.” Lisa lives in Denver, Colorado, and is married to cartoonist and writer Ed Stein. They have two children—a recent Boston University graduate who is gainfully employed in New York City, and a college senior who will soon graduate from the Johnston Center at the University of Redlands.
Ed Stein served as story consultant for “U.S. Health Care.” For more than thirty years he has worked as a cartoonist, writer and blogger. His editorial cartoons are syndicated internationally to daily newspapers by Universal Uclick. His comic strip, Freshly Squeezed, also syndicated by Universal, appears in more than 60 newspapers. In addition, he writes occasional commentaries about politics and social issues on his blog. From 1978 until its demise in 2009, Stein was the editorial cartoonist for the “Rocky Mountain News,” producing five cartoons a week. In 1997, he created Denver Square, a comic strip about life in Denver, which he drew for the Rocky until July 2008.
|06.29 “One Revolution”
“One Revolution” opens as dawn breaks atop Africa’s tallest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro. Briefly, glimpses of the mountain frame Chris Waddell as he transfers to his specially designed handcycle. “One Revolution” cinematically captures Chris Waddell’s very human journey to dare greatly and, ultimately, to live fully. This film chronicles the heart and spirit behind an extraordinary achievement as it documents the first almost entirely unassisted paraplegic ascent of 19,340-foot Mt. Kilimanjaro.
Chris Waddell was a promising young skier at Middlebury College in 1988 when a skiing accident left him paralyzed from the waist down. Determined to get back on the slopes, he began skiing on a monoski roughly one year later. He went on to become the most decorated male skier in Paralympic history. In 2010, Chris was inducted into both the Paralympic Hall of Fame and the US Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame. Chris has been named the Dalai Lama’s unsung hero of compassion and has been featured in numerous publications, including “Outside Magazine,” “Skiing,” “Ski,” “National Geographic Explorer,” and “People Magazine,” who named him one of ‘The 50 Most Beautiful People in the World.’ He has also appeared on Dateline and Oprah.