October 2020  –  Jack Henley, Boulder Filmmaker, on “How to View a Documentary”

Jack Hanley is an academic, critic, podcaster, and filmmaker based in Boulder. He is the host of several film series and lectures broadly. He is the founder of the Central and East European Film Festival at CU Boulder, a frequent talk-back host for the Boedecker Theater’s Cinema Program, and the host and co-programmer of the Crested Butte International Film Festival.  He currently helms the award-winning film websites, Mile High Cinema and Kinophilia and co-hosts the Superlatives Film Podcast.

Documentary films are one of the most interesting cultural forms of our time.  Some documentaries have even changed the world.  These films are intended to document reality and have the power to educate and inspire.  They serve as powerful tools that bring important topics to the table in a way that sparks conversation and sometimes even social movements.

In this “How to Watch a Documentary” lecture, Jack discusses the history of documentaries and their common elements, where to study documentary filmmaking, and how documentaries are funded.  He gives examples of films that created public awareness and literally changed the world.

October 2020  –  Jack Henley, Boulder Filmmaker, on “How to View a Documentary”

November 2020 – Katie Kramer, CEO The Boettcher Foundation,  on “Leaning in: Shaping Colorado’s Future Through Leadership and Community Investment”

January 2021 – Brett Mitchell, Music Director, Colorado Symphony, on “Conducting Business: Lessons from the Podium”

February 2021 – Bill Stoehr, Boulder Artist, on “Your Brain on Art”

March 2021 – Christian Gardner-Wood, Senior Deputy attorney, Boulder County District Attorney’s Office and Lizbeth Parker, Specialist for Community Protection, Boulder County District Attorney’s Office on “How to Prevent Yourself from Becoming a Victim of Crime”

April 2021 – April Scholarship Celebration

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