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  • Prochnow Auditorium 317 West Dupont Avenue Flagstaff, AZ, 86001 United States (map)

Sponsored by Sierra Club's Grand Canyon Chapter and the Arizona Hydrological Society

The Colorado, an epic film about North America’s wildest river, will be screened at the Prochnow Auditorium in Flagstaff on September 6th 2017. The event is free for the public and is jointly sponsored by the Arizona Hydrological Society and Sierra Club.

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.

The Grammy-laureate vocal ensemble Roomful of Teeth, percussionist Glenn Kotche (Wilco), and cellist Jeffrey Zeigler (Kronos Quartet) masterfully perform the one-of-a-kind score.

The film covers a vast geographical region, from the high mountains of Colorado and Wyoming to the delta of the river in Mexico, and was filmed by director Murat Eyuboglu and three-time Emmy-laureate filmmaker Sylvestre Campe over a period of four years.

The Colorado is produced by VisionIntoArt.

Guests can use, free of charge, the parking facility of High Country Conference Center / Drury Inn and Suites, 201 W. Butler Ave.


Earlier Event: September 2
Science Saturday at Willow Bend!
Later Event: September 7
A Cultural View of the River