Events March 1st – 12th at Telluride's Wilkinson Public Library
by Scott Doser
Monday, March 1st at 6 pm
Tuesday, March 2nd at Noon
Books & Cooks with Host Chef Bud
Wednesday, March 3rd beginning at 6 pm
Back-to-Back Literary Events
Thanks to a Collaboration among: Between the Covers Bookstore, The Telluride Writers Guild, the Wilkinson Public Library and Telluride Inside… and Out, Wednesday is back-to-back literary events.
Join Jon for an adventure in self-discovery. Framed by high adventure across the vast and forbidding Siberian landscape, The Raven's Gift is a life-altering vision of the ties between the natural and spiritual realms, informed by one man’s awakening and guided by the ancient Spirit Bird with wide black wings and the power to heal.
Cold Oceans, In the Wake of the Jomon, and, most recently, The Raven’s Gift
Bob Rubadeau & Publishing 101 Part 3
"Making Smart Business Decisions For Your Book"
It is not too late to Join us .. if you have missed the first to classes of Publishing 101. Just ask Scott for a complete written review of the first two classes.
Thursday, March 4th at 6 pm
From Mine to Yours
How to Transform a Rough Gem Stone into a Piece of Jewelry
Friday, March 5th at 8:30 am
Green Business Roundtable
• What: GBR # 2 - How to Make Your Business Energy Efficient
· Building envelope (air leakage, insulation)
· Electrical equipment (Kill-A-Watt meter use, appliances)
· Lighting (bulbs, ballasts, controls)
· Gas equipment (optimizing efficiency at high altitudes)
• Date: 8:30 AM Mar. 5, 2010 – Wilkinson Public Library Program Room
• Speakers: Ken Haynes, Chris Myers and John Matsko
• Invited: The Regional Business & Non-Profit Community and interested individuals.
• Sponsored by: The New Community Coalition & Wilkinson Public Library. Funded in part by Telluride Foundation.
• Cost: Zero! Breakfast provided – donations requested.
• Please RSVP!!! TNCC @ 728-1340 or firstname.lastname@example.org by Thurs. Mar. 4th, 3:00 pm (We don’t want to run out of food!)
Monday, March 8th at 5:30 pm
Telluride Film Festival Cinematheque at the Wilkinson Public Library
Programmed by Telluride Film Festival Director Gary Meyer, the four-part series will continue on March 8th with a special double feature, beginning with Luis Buñuel’s Oscar-winning film THE DISCREET CHARM OF THE BOURGEOISIE (1972, 102 minutes). This masterpiece is a complex web of dreams within dreams within dreams, centered around a group of six upper-middle class guests who are forever sitting down to dinner, but are never able to eat. The feast is prevented by a series of unexpected occurrences – becoming more and more surreal as the film progresses.
After an intermission to refuel on appetizers, guests will be treated to a special screening of LA GRANDE BOUFFE (1973, 130 min., rated NC-17). Nominated for the Golden Palm at Cannes, this controversial film follows four successful middle-aged men who go to a luxurious villa in the countryside where they vow to over-indulge themselves to death. Directed by Marco Ferreri. The SHOW will be hosted by popular TFF Ringmaster, Director, Producer and Film Professor David Oyster.
FREE TO ALL Telluride Film Festival Cinematheque is a collaboration between The Telluride Film Festival and Wilkinson Public Library.
Wednesday, March 10th at 6 pm
Tiny Wildflowers of Telluride
"Tiny Wildflowers of Telluride" from 6-8 p.m. at Wilkinson Public Library Program Room. The presentation is free and open to the public and refreshments will be served.
Come learn about the Native Plant Society and plan on joining us again on a 2010 field trip. See the CONPS website for more details.
Thursday, March 11th at 6 pm
CREATING A CHARACTER
A workshop for actors, performers, writers and artists with Sasha Cucciniello, founder and director of SquidShow Theatre
At the heart of every good piece of art there are characters. How do you make characters real? How do they become fully realized beings? In CREATING A CHARACTER we will explore how to develop characters in writing, on stage, film or in your art work. Using different exercises, tools and your imagination you will learn to create a full character out of thin air. Then we'll bring them to life – on paper, stage, the canvas or whatever medium you work in. This workshop is a Collaboration between WPL & the Squid Show Theater. Free to All.
BIO – Sasha Cucciniello (founder, director, writer, producer, performer) moved to Telluride from the big bad city of New York, where she was a founding member of CuriousNoise Theatre and company actor with Red Metal Mailbox . Favorite NYC credits: the film "9 Keys" (Dishwasher Studio), Sleep Cycle (Duck Theatre), Fefu and Her Friends (The Culture Project), Rubber Chicken Suite (The Tank, One Arm Red), Space Karaoke (The Tank, One Arm Red), Travelogue (Curious Noise Theatre), Lovebird with a Mirror (Curious Noise Theatre), SHORTS (Collective Unconscious), Desire Caught by the Tail (Here Arts Center), City for Sale (San Francisco Mime Troupe). She has also worked with Performance Space 122, Philip Arnoult’s the Center for International Theatre Development and The San Francisco Mime Troupe.
Sasha started SquidShow in 2007 and has been writing, directing, producing and performing in the company’s theatrical extravaganzas ever since. Physical theatre, deep comedy and "letting it all go" are her hearts passion. She also loves cephalopods and Harry Belafonte.
Friday, March 12th 5 pm
Be Advised – this film contains graphic imagery and explicit language
As part of Phenomenal Women’s Week, WPL and SMRC are partnering with local high school students to present this mind-blowing documentary that takes an in-depth look at our cultural preoccupation with unrealistic standards of beauty. This important film traces several intertwined narratives to present a powerful image of the power that technology and the media exert on our cultural values. Not to be missed! Bring your parents, friends, and teachers to this community screening and discussion
The United States of America is known for being one of the wealthiest nations on the planet with the most opportunities for its citizens. In 2004 alone, Americans spent $12.4 billion (yes, billion!) on cosmetic surgery. With such an abundance of wealth, why are Americans so discontent?
Too much television and easy access to plastic surgery are conventional answers, but they do not fully explain this national psychosis. These same images are found all over Europe and Canada, yet their citizens do not have this same obsession.
In almost 40,000 media messages a year, youthful Americas are being told that, unless you look like supermodels and rock stars, you’re not good enough for anyone to love. This is a message that too many people are buying.
The hope of achieving these ‘ideals’ has consumers purchasing cosmetics, toiletries, fashion and plastic surgeries at increasingly dramatic rates. Has the ‘American Dream’ changed so much that it can only be achieved once we can perfectly emulate the super thin and sexy images of Britney Spears or other pop icons?
Filmmaker Darryl Roberts goes on a two year journey to examine America’s new obsession; physical perfection. In America the Beautiful, we learn secrets, confessions, and strikingly harsh realities as Roberts unearths the origins and deadly risks of our nation’s quest for physical perfection.
In America the Beautiful we see how these increasingly unattainable images contribute greatly to the rise in low self-esteem, body dismorphia, and eating disorders for young women and girls who also happen to be the beauty industry’s largest consumers. Who actually benefits from this high-priced journey towards this ideal? Is corporate America’s bottom line so important that it justifies a nation’s psychosis? What are the true costs of our obsession with youth, beauty, and a slender physique?
To find out what has America’s pre-teens standing in line for their turn on “I Want a Famous Face”, and it’s adults on “Extreme Makeover,” Roberts dives deep into America’s culture of fear, consumption, and idolatry for all things external; he seeks answers from celebrities, media, academia, as well as everyday Americans.
Does America have an unhealthy obsession with beauty? Discussion to follow!
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