“All my life, and the hereafter, I’ve never seen – seen one like you. You’re a knife, sharp and deadly. And it’s me that you cut into. But I don’t mind; in fact I like it though I’m terrified. I’m turned on but scared of you.” R&B singer Ne-Yo, lyrics from Beautiful Monster
Directed by Hary Joost and Ariel Schulman. “In late 2007, filmmakers Ariel Schulman and Henry Joost sensed a story unfolding as they began to film the life of Ariel's brother, Nev. They had no idea that their project would lead to the most exhilarating and unsettling months of their lives. A reality thriller that is a shocking product of our times, Catfish is a riveting story of love, deception and grace within a labyrinth of online intrigue.” – Universal Pictures . 87 minutes. Rated PG-13
Tuesday, July 22, 6:30-9p, B2 Conference Center http://denverlibrary.org/fresh
The Cove, 2009
Directed by Louie Psihoyos “Using state-of-the-art equipment, a group of activists, led by renowned dolphin trainer Ric O'Barry, infiltrate a cove near Taijii, Japan to expose both a shocking instance of animal abuse and a serious threat to human health.” – IMDb.com. 92 minutes. Rated PG-13
Tuesday, July 1, 6:30-9p, B2 Conference Center
AMERICAN EXPERIENCE Presents: Freedom Summer with Special Guest Speaker Dr. Winston Grady-Willis, MSU
Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Stanley Nelson (Freedom Riders, The Murder of Emmett Till), Freedom Summer highlights an overlooked but essential element of the civil rights movement: the patient and long-term efforts by outside activists and local citizens in Mississippi to organize communities and register black voters-even in the face of intimidation, physical violence and death.
Freedom Summer Premiere: Tuesday, June 24, 2014 8 p.m. MST on Rocky Mountain PBS
In this explosive follow-up to his Oscar nominated film Gasland, filmmaker Josh Fox uses his trademark dark humor to take a deeper, broader look at the dangers of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, the controversial method of extracting natural gas and oil, now occurring on a global scale.
Fresh City Life explores the role of male drag and crossdressing in films. Much like classic cabaret drag queens, these films represent one thing on the surface and, for those willing to look for it, reveal so much more through subtext and innuendo. Underneath the makeup and the theatrical dressing and the sharp-tongued rejoinders, there is humanity and understanding and compassion. But there are also laughs. There must always be laughs.