2019 Festival Film Schedule

Click the Category Drop Down List on the left to make your search easier.   You may select multiple categories at one time, i.e. Feb. 22, Short Films, FOSS.

Feb
21
Thu
Hearts of Glass @ FOSS Theater
Feb 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Hearts of Glass @ FOSS Theater

Length: 1:06

Director: Jennifer Tennican

Trailer: Hearts of Glass

Cutting-edge food production meets social good in an ambitious experiment to provide year-round produce to a mountain town, while employing community members with disabilities.

Feb
22
Fri
Spears from All Sides @ Colorado Public Television Theater
Feb 22 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Spears from All Sides @ Colorado Public Television Theater

Length:1:30:00

Director: Christopher Walker

The story of how one small Amazon tribe is fighting furiously to defend their future – and ours.

India’s Healing Forests @ Colorado Public Television Theater
Feb 22 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
India's Healing Forests @ Colorado Public Television Theater

Length: 50:00

Director: Nitin Das

Trailer: https://healingforest.org/india

Explore some fascinating forests across India and find out the remarkable ways in which forests can heal our body, mind and spirit.

Into the Arctic: Awakening @ FOSS Theater
Feb 22 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Into the Arctic: Awakening @ FOSS Theater

Length:  1:31

Director: Cory Trepanier

Trailer: Into the Arctic: Awakening

Preparing for a touring exhibition to premiere in Washington DC, artist Cory Trépanier heads to Canada’s Arctic on a 9 week expedition to complete a decade-long vision. Can a paintbrush awaken others to a polar world undergoing great change?

Sacred Land, Sacred Water @ Colorado Public Television Theater
Feb 22 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sacred Land, Sacred Water @ Colorado Public Television Theater

Length: 53:00

Director: Lewis Jacobs

Trailer: Sacred Land, Sacred Water

Sacred Land, Sacred Water, a multimedia documentary, is the story of science and citizens working together to resist the oil and gas lobby’s efforts to pass a fracking-friendly ordinance in Sandoval County, New Mexico – threatening the sole drinking water aquifer for the population of the greater Albuquerque area.

The Butterfly Trees @ FOSS Theater
Feb 22 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
The Butterfly Trees @ FOSS Theater

Length: 1:22

Director: Kay Milam

Trailer: http://www.butterflytrees.com

The Butterfly Trees is a documentary feature film that captures the transcontinental journey of the eastern monarch butterflies on their epic migration from the forested shores of Southern Canada to the rare and ancient oyamel fir trees of Central Mexico. Part science, part adventure, and part love story, the film is a captivating reflection on the profound mysteries of the natural world and the ties that irrevocably connect us all. The story weaves together a wondrous tapestry of stunning visuals, passion for discovery, and the eclectic mix of the people for whom these butterflies have become a magnificent obsession.

Defend, Conserve and Protect @ Colorado Public Television Theater
Feb 22 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Defend, Conserve and Protect @ Colorado Public Television Theater

Length:1:16:00

Director: Stephen Amis

Narrated by DAN AYKROYD (Ghostbusters, The Blues Brothers), Defend, Conserve, Protect, pits the marine conservation group, Sea Shepherd, a young, passionate group of eco-activists, against the Japanese whaling fleet – a corporate behemoth, in an epic battle to defend the majestic Minke whales in Antarctic waters.

The Human Element @ FOSS Theater
Feb 22 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
The Human Element @ FOSS Theater

Length: 1:16:00

Director: http://ceff.net/tickets/

Trailer: The Human Element

In this riveting and visually rich drama, blending art and science, we follow renowned environmental photographer James Balog as he explores the impact of wildfires, hurricanes, sea level rise, a struggling coal mining community, and our changing air. With rare compassion and heart, THE HUMAN ELEMENT highlights Americans who are on the frostlines of climate change, inspiring us to re-evaluate our relationship with the natural world.

Feb
23
Sat
From Seed to Seed @ Colorado Public Television Theater
Feb 23 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
From Seed to Seed @ Colorado Public Television Theater

Length: 1:26:38

Director: Katharina Stieffenhofer

Trailer: From Seed to Seed

Terry & Monique gave up their careers as opera singers in Europe to pursue their passion for ecological farming and to build a food-community in the heart of Canada. We follow their young family and a select group of farmers and scientists through a challenging season as they blend ancient traditions and cutting edge science to grow food ecologically in a Changing Climate. A hopeful story and Canadian perspective on a Global social movement that aims to regenerate the land, farming and communities toward a healthier and more sustainable future for all of us.

Once I was a Dragonfly @ FOSS Theater
Feb 23 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Once I was a Dragonfly @ FOSS Theater

Length: 1:04:00

Director: Elli Toivoniemi

Trailer: http://www.tuffifilms.com/

A coming of age story about a boy who doesn’t see beauty in the society out there but instead in the microscopic world of dragonflies.

Elephant Path @ Colorado Public Television Theater
Feb 23 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Elephant Path @ Colorado Public Television Theater

Length: 52:00

Director: Todd McGrain

Trailer: Elephant Path

An indelible tale of friendship and commitment set against the luminous beauty of the Central African Rainforest.  Together, elephant behavioral biologist, Andrea Turkalo, and indigenous tracker, Sessely Bernard, will be tested by the realities of war and the limits of hope for the majestic animals they have committed their lives to study and protect.

Of Apples and Anthracite @ FOSS Theater
Feb 23 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Of Apples and Anthracite @ FOSS Theater

Length: 42:09

Director: Clara Boland Pena

Trailer: Of Apples and Anthracite

Of Apples and Anthracite documents the developmental pressures on different generations in a small Western town. With the coal mines drying up, grandparents, parents, children and residents tell the story of how they arrived, how they stay or are forced to leave, and how they return.

Run Wild, Run Free @ FOSS Theater
Feb 23 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Run Wild, Run Free @ FOSS Theater

Length: 44:00

Director: Shane Anderson

Trailer: Run Wild, Run Free

50 years of Wild and Scenic Rivers

Reinventing Power @ FOSS Theater
Feb 23 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Reinventing Power @ FOSS Theater

Length: 49:16

Director: Tony Valentino

Trailer: Reinventing Power

America is experiencing a clean energy revolution. Reinventing how we power our world is driving innovation and opportunity from rooftops in Indiana to reservations in Montana. It is reshaping the American workforce, communities and the environment. Clean energy currently generates 10% of America’s power, and it employs more people and supports more communities than the fossil fuel industry. This film will take you to communities across the country working in, benefiting from and building a clean energy future.

Stroop @ Colorado Public Television Theater
Feb 23 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Stroop @ Colorado Public Television Theater

Length: 2:13:00

Director: http://ceff.net/tickets/

Trailer: Stroop

Two first-time filmmakers stop their lives to find out why rhinos are being killed for their horns. Carving out six months for the project, the women quickly find themselves immersed in a world far larger and more dangerous than they had imagined, only emerging from their odyssey four years later.

Living in the Future’s Past @ FOSS Theater
Feb 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Living in the Future's Past @ FOSS Theater

Length: 01:40:00

Director: Susan Kucera

Trailer: Living in the Future’s Past

What kind of future to we want to live in? Jeff Bridges presents this beautifully photographed 4K tour de force of original thinking on who we are and the life challenges we face. This film upends our way of thinking and provides original insights into our subconscious motivations, the unintended consequences, and how our fundamental nature influences our future as Humankind.

Wilder Than Wild @ Colorado Public Television Theater
Feb 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Wilder Than Wild @ Colorado Public Television Theater

Length: 57:16

Director: Kevin White

Trailer: Wilder Than Wild

WILDER THAN WILD: Fire, Forests and the Future reveals how fire suppression and climate change have exposed Western forests to large, high intensity wildfires, while greenhouse gases released from these fires contribute to global warming. This vicious cycle jeopardizes our forests and affects us all with extreme weather and more wildfires, some of which are now entering highly populated wildland-urban areas.