Festivals & Events:
Screening of Award Winning Documentary Storm Lake: A Newspaper, A Community, A Family
The critical importance of an independent free press to a thriving democracy and the vital role played by small-town newspapers will be center stage at a special screening of an award-winning documentary -- STORM LAKE: A NEWSPAPER, A FAMILY, A COMMUNITY-- on Monday, October 18, 7 p.m. at the Sheridan Opera House in Telluride.
The film, to be aired on PBS later this year, directed by Jerry Risius and Beth Levison, is the moving story of a courageous small-town editor determined to keep his local newspaper alive at a time when hundreds of small newspapers are perishing. Some 1800 local papers have gone out of business in the U.S. since 2004.
In the words of Storm Lake Times editor Art Cullen, “The best journalism is that which builds communities. You build your community by publicizing good deeds done by citizens, as well as reporting on the cheats and scoundrels…by urging yourself and those around you to do better by allowing dissenting voices to be heard.”
Tickets are $25 -cash or check – available at the door. Proceeds will go to the Colorado News Collaborative (COLab), a first-of-its-kind nonprofit that supports journalists from more than 150 news outlets and communities statewide, from the largest newsrooms in the state (Associated Press, Colorado Public Radio, Denver Post, KUSA 9NEWS) to rural newsrooms (including the Gunnison Country Times and the Ouray County Plaindealer).
The Sheridan will open its doors on Monday, October 18th, at 6 pm. The bar area will be available for socializing. Screening begins at 7 pm.
NOTE: There will be NO ADMITTANCE without PROOF OF VACCINATION or an ANTIGEN TEST!
For more information, please contact Judy Muller, email@example.com, 310-570-3300