SIE DocNight: Drop City

Offered as an alternative to those who have already seen the other film(s), Bob will be there about 6:15 pm. Because the filmmaker and an Oscar-winning host will be there, it is suggested that you arrive early or buy your ticket in advance.

Director Joan Grossman In-Person! Special post film discussion and reception hosted by Daniel Junge.

Digital presentation - DROP CITY tells a story of whimsical innovation and the drive to create a new civilization on the scrapheap of a wasteful society. Often cited as the first rural commune of the 1960s, Drop City was an experimental community on the plains of Southern Colorado that blended practices of art, architecture, and resourceful living in ways that came to define a global counterculture.

Visually arresting, idiosyncratic and utopian, Drop City's significance has deepened as a new generation embraces a do-it-yourself spirit for confronting an uncertain future.

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  • Jim H.

    Hey Everyone! How does the 4:55 pm showing of "Bless Me, Ultima" at the U.A. Theater on 16th Street in downtown Denver sound for next Saturday, the 9th? Maybe we could find a place on 16th Street for afterwards to discuss the film.

    1 · March 2, 2013

    • Jim H.

      Ohh, my body hurts! Yep, the flu is here at the Hayes household. I think I'm gonna be out of it for awhile.

      March 9, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Feel better, Jim.

      March 9, 2013

  • S

    the time will probably work for me. I'll have to google movie, not sure what it's abou

    March 3, 2013

  • Brenda

    Really enjoyed the documentary. Sorry I couldn't stay for the Q & A and the reception. Next time . . .

    February 28, 2013

    • Jim H.

      Sounds good, Bob. I'll put out a message, if you like.

      March 2, 2013

    • Brenda

      Hi Jim and Bob: can you guys just post this as a meetup so that we can sign up?

      March 3, 2013

  • Jim H.

    I loved it! I had no idea such a community existed in Colorado!

    March 1, 2013

  • Barb

    I also attended the program and tried to look for you guys but did come later that you. Couldn't find the right e-mail to say I was coming. The funny part is several people came up to me after the movie and thought I was in it! I guess all of us old people start looking alike....Did enjoy the film...brought back the good ol' days. What a great bunch of creative people.

    1 · March 1, 2013

  • S

    Thanks Bob for gathering us to see this_an intriguing glimpse into a microscopic obscure piece of 1960's history shared between a visionary and age-appropriately idealistic group of "twenty-something" friends just off the highway in a Trinidad, CO, neighborhood. Although their community became physically extinct over time, the documenary preserves it's having occured. I also found it touching that the daughter of a recently deceased (Feb. 16) Drop City original featured in the film was there to personally share her father's life's artwork.

    1 · February 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I thought Drop City was a good, fascinating glimpse into a social paradox. While the Droppers tried to create a voluntary society built around art, with geodesic domes, a very specific structure, symbolizing that society, they lived almost without social structures. I also found it fascinating that once they realized their consensus goal was not achievable, the creators of Drop City left. Best of all, we had some Droppers in the audience, as well as the filmmaker, to field questions about both Drop City itself and the process for making the film. This was a very good one tonight. And, I was happy to hear it will be available eventually on DVD.

    Best of all, we had a good, small, enthusiastic group tonight. I am lucky to know you all.

    1 · February 28, 2013

  • S

    3 min away. Hopefully tickets left

    February 28, 2013

  • Meg

    I would have loved to attend this alternative as I have seen the other films but I have class this evening, have fun and thanks for hosting Bob !

    February 26, 2013

  • Jim H.

    I am so looking forward to this!

    February 26, 2013

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