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Thursday, July 10,2014

Mean streets and dark nights

‘Double Indemnity’ and the existential abyss of film noir

By Michael J. Casey
Film noir gained popularity in the early 1940s, just as America entered the war and the moviegoing public was looking for something darker to sink their teeth into. Lucky for them, Hollywood recently gained an influx of European émigrés fleeing the Nazi Party.
Thursday, July 3,2014

Inside the hearts and minds of Restrepo

‘Korengal’ returns to the Valley of Death

By Michael J. Casey
And come they do. The soldiers of Restrepo take fire every single day of the year. Forty-two American servicemen, as well as many Afghan soldiers, have died in that valley, earning it the nickname “The Valley of Death.” Fittingly, the base Restrepo was named after one of the fallen, Juan Restrepo.
Thursday, June 26,2014

A holistic struggle

‘Hanna Ranch’ examines the fight for agriculture to go green

By Michael J. Casey
Colorado rancher Kirk Hanna was the ideal cowboy: tall, dark and handsome, complete with a Tom Selleck mustache and a white Stetson hat. But Hanna was much more than your average cowboy.
Thursday, June 26,2014

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In this film, Atang leaves the hustle of Johannesburg to return to his ancestral land of Lesotho, where he must bury his estranged father in the remote, mountainous village where he was born. Stirred by memories of his youth, he falls in love with his childhood friend, Dineo, now a radiant young school teacher.
Thursday, June 19,2014

A revival you can’t refuse

By Michael J. Casey
Francis Ford Coppola’s saga tells the story of the Corleone Crime family, whose evolution and expansion is mirrored in the true history of 20th century America.
Thursday, June 12,2014

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Following on the startling Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry, this documentary reflects the artist’s battle against the lawsuit thrust upon him by the Chinese government in an effort to silence him.
Thursday, June 12,2014

Grapes and seeds

Food documentaries worth biting into

By Michael J. Casey
The inaugural A Taste of Art: Boulder’s Art and Food Festival at The Dairy Center for the Arts includes several interesting documentaries. Here are BW’s picks for the tastiest viewing. A wine tasting from Hazel’s Wine Bar will follow the screening of A Year in Burgundy on June 13th and a Q&A with the director of Open Sesame will follow the screening on June 12th. Tickets and more information at thedairy.org.
Thursday, June 5,2014

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This is a bittersweet film. Two academics whose love life is about as exciting as their careers, which are about as exciting as paint drying, decide it’s time to relight the fire. They head to Paris where they once honeymooned, in their effort to find what has been lost.
Thursday, June 5,2014

When dinosaurs roamed the land

Revisiting ‘The Lost World’

By Michael J. Casey
There once was a time in the not-too-distant cinematic past where the world was still largely undiscovered and areas of the planet were a mystery to modern man. What beasts lived on these islands? What creatures were in these jungles? What was out there, lurking in the shadows? This theme cropped up again last month when Gareth Edwards’ Godzilla.
Thursday, May 22,2014

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Alive Mind Cinema is a monthly series featuring films that explore the meaning of life and happiness. These critically acclaimed and transformative films present the power of art and spirituality to change how we see our world. Each screening is followed by a discussion led by local leaders in the spiritual and theological communities.
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