Sunday At The Palm In Telluride Opens 2009/10 Season With A Bang

[click “Play” to listen to Erika Gordon about “Sunday at the Palm”] 


The Telluride Film Festival leaves no child – or parent – behind. It is an educational engine that runs throughout the year. This Sunday, September 28, the Telluride Film Festival in collaboration with the Telluride R-1 School District and The Telluride Foundation re-opens the 2009/2010 Sunday at the Palm season with the first in a series of films that are free and open to the general public. Show time is 4 p.m.

Harrison Ford’s Indiana Jones is an Everyman for all seasons, the quintessential action hero, both vulnerable and charming. In the four-time Oscar winner “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” he shows everyone, not just the smart-mouthed, hard-drinking Marion Ravenwood, a real good time.


The plot of “Raiders of the Lost Ark”  – the screenplay was written by George Lucas of “Star Wars” fame – is poppycock: Indy in a life-or-death struggle with the Nazis to find the long lost biblical Ark of the Covenant. The endless action sequences must have provided work for legions of stuntman and a pit-load of out-of-work snakes.

Sunday at the Palm does not end with the closing credits: Telluride Film Festival’s educational liaison Erika Gordon provides teachers with monthly curriculum ideas to incorporate the film’s themes into their lesson plans.

To learn more, click the “play” button and listen to Erika’s podcast.         

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