Part of Seldom Screened Cinema 2011: The Stony Road
A drama depicting the final murder trial, in 1994, of the Byron De La Beckwith, the white supremacist accused of the 1963 assassination of civil rights activist Medgar Evers. Two earlier trials had ended in hung juries. Evers’ widow and the assistant district attorney struggle to finally bring the murderer to justice.
130 mins, Rated: PG-13
It’s just about that time of year when holiday gatherings and family events necessitate a lot of dashing around for gifts. Don’t get caught with your bag empty – join Fresh City Life’s knitting night school. Each week we’ll focus on a different, quick and simple knitted gift that can be completed in a couple evenings. If you do your homework, by the end of November you’ll have gift giving in the bag! Registration is required.
Sweeney Todd’s Fingerless Gloves
Monday, November 7, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Central Library, Level 1 Fresh City Lounge
Registration opens October 24
After another wonderful year of learning, sharing and creating, join Fresh City Life to toast the past year and herald more community fun in the New Year. We’ll have a buffet table with nibbles, sweets and something nice to drink for everyone. Trish Tilly will help you make one of her adorable snowflake ornaments encrusted in glitter to take home. All of our yarn, glitter, supplies and accessories will be discounted for merry gift making or giving!
Denver Bookbinding Company
2715 17th St., Denver 80211
Denver’s oldest and most beloved bookbinding house is opening its doors for a unique, insider’s look at creating and binding books. Tour includes a workshop on making your own hardcover, single-signature book to take home. $15 materials fee (all materials and supplies included).
The new fine art applications for iPad have really started to take hold with established artists – David Hockney recently opened a show in Paris of his iPhone artworks. He commented that it was perhaps the first time that an artist delivered all of his artwork to the exhibiting gallery via email. There’s no denying that this new medium has an immediacy and egalitarian sexiness – pick up your phone or computer pad and you’ve got all the materials you need to create. Artist Jimmy Sellars teaches this workshop on the fundamentals of digital drawing and painting.
These gorgeous and oversized flowers will brighten any room and make a chic centerpiece – you’ll create three to take home. And you’ll be learning techniques in this class that will assist you in other paper craft exploration. All materials included, $10 materials fee. Registration is required and will open on Thursday, October 27. http://denverlibrary.org/node/2235
Directed by Jodie Foster. Starring Holly Hunter, Robert Downey, Jr., Anne Bancroft.
Celebrate the holiday that brings us all together for dysfunctionpalooza with this brilliant comedy that immortalizes the modern Thanksgiving. You bring your knitting and we’ll provide the pumpkin pie! 103 minutes. Rated PG-13.
As an antidote to the hustle and bustle of the holidays, take some time out to reflect on the small and big things in life for which you’re thankful. Your Art from Ashes instructors will guide you through writing prompts that encourage you to acknowledge the good in your life. In the 1954 film Auntie Mame, the title character declares, “Life is a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving to death.” Close out your year with gratitude and a promise to yourself that the new year will be for enjoying the banquet! This is a two-part workshop.
In tribute to the poppies of Flanders Field, learn to make a beautiful silk poppy that can adorn a coat, a hat, a belt and even makes a chic tabletop accessory. You’ll also be learning the basic techniques for creating other silk blooms. All materials included, $10 materials fee. Registration is required and will open on Friday, October 21. http://denverlibrary.org/node/967
Directed by Nicolas Roeg. Starring Julie Christie, Donald Sutherland.
A young couple trying to cope with the loss of their child encounters two elderly sisters – one of whom brings them word from beyond the grave. 110 minutes. Unrated.
When children go bad, the usual suspects in their downfall are rounded up: parents, genetics, family environment, television, video games, the education system. But sometimes the reason a kid goes rogue just can’t be pinned down. Is Junior wreaking havoc because of alien intervention or some evil force – or is it really too many sugary snacks?