A few days after her annual Mother’s Day Sale, Kate and I set off for a trio of back-to-back screenings. First stop: Telluride. Jill, our host at the Wilkinson Public Library, lays out a table of hors d’oeuvres, while Kate sets up an alluring display of mugs, bowls and other pieces, fresh from the kiln just a week or so before. Dulcie and Charris now live just 30 minutes outside town, and are there with Phoenix (a wriggling baby at the beginning of the film, now 12 years old) to join us for Q&A.
The next morning we’re back on the road, headed for a 7pm event at the Taos Center for the Arts, 350 miles away. We grab a quick bite at Zuma Natural Foods & General Store (and café) in tiny Mancos, CO, and head directly to the venue when we arrive in Taos. Our film is kicking off a weekend of “Counterculture Cinema” at the TCA, including a 50th anniversary screening of Easy Rider during “Dennis
Then it’s back up to Colorado for our third event in beautiful Salida, at a cool new venue housed in a historic church. Our gracious hosts in Salida are graphic designers/natural builders/adventurers Katie, Mike and 6-year old Dutch, whose guest room is a restored Airstream trailer.
We enjoyed spirited Q&As at all three screenings, and are already planning our next mini-tour through the Colorado Rockies.
Look out, Paonia!