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Film Screening: The Colorado

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Group: Sierra Club

When: Wednesday, September 6, 7:30 pm

Where: Prochnow Auditorium, Flagstaff, AZ

Cost: Free


The Colorado, an epic film about North America’s wildest river, will be screened at the Prochnow Auditorium in Flagstaff on September 6th 2017 at 7:30 PM. The event is part of Colorado River Days Flagstaff and is jointly sponsored by Arizona Hydrological Society and Sierra Club.

Admission is free. Guests can use the High Country Conference Center (HCCC) parking facility at no charge. HCCC is located at 201 W Butler, Flagstaff.

A Q&A will follow the screening with the participation of the film’s scriptwriter and lyricist William deBuys, director and cinematographer Murat Eyuboglu, and advisor, field producer and Flagstaff resident Christa Sadler.

Narrated by stage legend and Academy Award winner Mark Rylance, The Colorado covers a wide range of topics including the earliest settlements in the region; European and Anglo-American explorations in the 18th and 19th centuries; the dam-building era and its consequences; agriculture and immigration; the impact of climate change on the region; and the fate of the river’s delta in Mexico.

Five critically acclaimed composers, William Brittelle, Glenn Kotche, Shara Nova, Paola Prestini, and last year’s Pulitzer and Grammy winner John Luther Adams bring their unique voices to this narrative.

The film is inspired by the award winning study Salt Dreams: Land and Water in Low-Down California by William deBuys, who is also the project’s lyricist and co-scriptwriter.

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