A holistic medicine practitioner attends a wealthy client's dinner party after her car breaks down.
Ghosts of the West: The End of the Bonanza Trail comes back to the Lyric to celebrate it's fifth anniversary! This screening includes a live director's Q&A, a very special preview of the upcoming sequel, Ghosts of the West: Stampede on the Bonanza Trail, and a screening of the short film Not for Today, But for All Time….
The stampede following the discovery of gold in California lasted little more than a generation, but the stories that followed in its wake captured the imagination of the world. Thousands of towns and mining camps boomed during that brief time when men scrambled through unexplored territory searching for the next big strike. And just as quickly, they died without a whisper. Today, the old hotels and saloons stand in mute testimony to a fabled past when prospectors came to gamble, find and lose a fortune, or die without revealing the location of a rich and elusive mine. Their tales continue to fascinate and intrigue, and even haunt us. Best Documentary Award-winner Ghosts of the West relates stories of towns from mineral strike to boom to bust, revealing their ultimate fates and legacies.
Join the Lyric and The Sexual Assault Victim Advocate Center as we present this revealing new documentary. $5 from every ticket sold will be donated directly to SAVA to help victims of sexual assault in Northern Colorado.
I am Jane Doe chronicles the epic battle that several American mothers are waging on behalf of their middle-school daughters, victims of sex-trafficking on Backpage.com, the adult classifieds section that for years was part of the Village Voice.
Special ONE WEEK ONLY screenings!
Adapted from the best-selling Native American novel by Kent Nerburn. Once known as the great unmade Native American novel in Hollywood, Neither Wolf Nor Dog has sold around half a million copies worldwide. No other novel is acknowledged as so successfully bridging the gap between white America and the Native American world. Two sequel novels followed.
A white author is summoned by a Lakota Elder who asks him to write a book about his perspective. After a blundering false start, he is all but kidnapped and sucked into a road trip through the heart of the contemporary Native American landscape.
The Lyric is very excited to be bringing this very special and enlightening documentary to Fort Collins!
SACRED is a feature-length documentary that explores religious ritual as it relates to the life-cycle: birth, adolescence, marriage, aging and other key passages of life. The film is an experiment: a sweeping global film for which the director, Academy Award winner Thomas Lennon, never once left his office in New York. Instead he commissioned or sourced contributions from distinguished international filmmakers in order to capture more than forty stories dispersed across the globe. Sweeping in its global reach, yet intensely intimate, the film is a tour de force that unifies these disparate scenes into a single work, told without narration, without experts and, for long stretches, without words at all.
At a time when religious hatreds dominate the world’s headlines, this film explores faith as primary human experience: how people turn to ritual and prayer to navigate the milestones and crises of their own lives. The film draws the viewer into a string of private moments, sometimes for just seconds, at other times in depth. Opening with a young Muslim father from Cairo chanting the call to prayer to his baby who is only minutes old, the film’s approach is both lyrical and linear as it drives forward in time from the initiations of infancy (bris, baptism, and more) to coming of age ceremonies in Mandalay, Jerusalem and Andhra Pradesh for boys and girls at the cusp of adolescence. In Spain and then India, the film encounters teenagers as they lean on their faith to navigate the most intimate pressures of their lives– the strains between two parents, the prohibitions of dating. The film arcs through marriage and the trials of adulthood through to the rites — some of them solemn, others riotous and drunken — by which we remember and treasure our dead.
Because of the novel way in which it was made, the film is able to hopscotch across geography to capture the crisis of faith triggered by the recent Ebola crisis in Sierra Leone, the stubborn determination of an ascetic in the Philippines to subject himself to pain, and the comforts that faith offers to prisoners in Angola prison in Louisiana who face life-sentences without prospect of parole. Epic and kaleidoscopic, the film journey comes to rest where it began –with the birth of a child, another life initiated into the rituals of prayer and faith.
Director Thomas Lennon has been nominated three times for an Academy Award, winning in 2007.
The 2017 Sundance Film Festival Short Film Tour is a 95-minute theatrical program of seven short films selected from this year’s Festival, widely considered the premier showcase for short films and the launchpad for many now-prominent independent filmmakers for more than 30 years. Including fiction, documentary and animation from around the world, the 2017 program offers new audiences a taste of what the Festival offers, from laugh-out-loud comedy to contemplative reflections of the world we live in.
5 Films About Technology
Written and directed by Peter Huang. 2016, Canada, 5 minutes.
Take a satirical look at the dumber side of technology.
And The Whole Sky Fit In The Dead Cow’s Eye
Short Film Jury Award: International Fiction
Written and directed by Francisca Alegría. 2016, Chile/U.S.A., 19 minutes. In Spanish with English subtitles.
Emeteria is visited by the ghost of her patrón, Teodoro. She believes he has come to take her to the afterlife—but he has more devastating news.
Written and directed by Kristen Stewart. 2017, U.S.A., 17 minutes.
This is a diptych of one man’s day, half impressionist and half realist portraits.
Lucia, Before and After
Short Film Jury Award: U.S. Fiction
Written and directed by Anu Valia. 2016, U.S.A., 14 minutes.
After traveling 200 miles, a young woman waits out Texas’s state-mandated 24-hour waiting period before her abortion can proceed.
Written and directed by Marshall Tyler. 2017, U.S.A., 15 minutes.
Get a glimpse into a day in the life of a bathroom attendant in a Los Angeles nightclub.
Written and directed by Renata Gasiorowska. 2016, Poland, 9 minutes.
Alone at home one evening, a young girl decides to have a solo pleasure session—but not everything goes according to plan.
Ten Meter Tower
Directed by Maximilien Van Aertryck and Axel Danielson. 2016, Sweden, 16 minutes. In Swedish with English subtitles.
People who have never been up a 10-meter diving tower must choose whether to jump or climb down in this entertaining study of people in a vulnerable position.