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April 6

Lyons International Film Festival

The 2019 Lyons Film Festival is the gateway to Colorado’s filmmakers, musicians and artistic talent. Set in idyllic Lyons Colorado, its now a must stop on your way to the Rocky Mountain National Park just north of Denver and Boulder. The 5th year of the Lyons Film Festival will showcase many acclaimed films, celebrating local Colorado independent films, plus films from abroad in categories ranging from environmental and music documentaries to outdoor recreational films.

Festival Producer: Jackie Brennan

Lover of Film, Art, Books, Nature, and Animals….

I have a background in the Theater and worked with the Little Traverse Theater Company in Michigan for many years before returning to my Colorado home. I started my career as an Occupational Therapist while also engaging adult clients and children in meaningful activities to help with recovery from injuries and disabilities.

I have now lived in Lyons, Colorado for over 30 years and continue to work as a therapist. I love the Lyons community and the artistic and creative spirit that prevails here. I have continued with my love of the arts by joining in with the Colorado Festival Productions Team. It all started five years ago in Lyons and I took on the role of social media coordinator. We now have 5 film festivals along the Front Range of Colorado. I am happy now to also take on the role as Producer of the Lyons International Film Festival.

Lyons is my home and I hope to grow the Lyons Film Festival and all it can offer in support of Lyons and the arts community.. 

2018 Feature Films

Strad Style

by Stefan Avalos

A documentary about the making of a great violin… maybe.

A documentary about a backwoods dreamer, living in rural Ohio with an unlikely obsession for ‘Stradivari’ and all things violin, who, through the magic of social-­‐media, convinces a famous European concert violinist that he can make a copy of one of the most famous and valuable violins in the world.

Canis Lupus Colorado

Eric Bendick

Ghosts are stirring in Colorado’s high country. These are the guardians of a delicate balance. They haunt the trees, the water, the animals – the very fabric of the land itself. Gray wolves shaped this place for eons only to disappear nearly overnight. Canis Lupus Colorado is the story of the past, present, and future of Colorado’s now extinct native wolf population. It unfolds through the eyes of Mike Phillips, the world’s foremost expert on wolf restoration, John Emerick, an ecologist and author in Rocky Mountain National Park, as well as photojournalist Morgan Heim, elk hunter David Gann, and lifelong rancher Duke Phillips. Together, these perspectives paint a sweeping portrait of the complex relationships between people and predators in the modern West. Now we’re at a tipping point: the emerging west, the future of our public wildlands, and the health of vast ecosystems are all at stake. And the choice is up to us.

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