KAFM Film Series
Every first Tuesday of the month KAFM will show a classic movie to celebrate cinematic treasures! Each movie will be shown in the Radio Room at 1310 Ute Avenue, starting at 7:00pm. All ages are welcome to join in on the fun! There will also be popcorn, candy, and drinks available. Tickets are only $ 5.00
Tuesday October 3rd:
This month KAFM is excited to show "The Invasion of the Body Snatchers"!
Invasion of the Body Snatchers is a 1956 American science fiction (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Science_fiction_film) horror film (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horror_film) produced by Walter Wanger (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walter_Wanger), directed by Don Siegel (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don_Siegel), that stars Kevin McCarthy (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kevin_McCarthy_(actor)) and Dana Wynter (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dana_Wynter). The black and white (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_and_white) film, shot in Superscope (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Super_35), was partially done in a film noir (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Film_noir) style. Daniel Mainwaring (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Mainwaring) adapted the screenplay (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Screenplay) from Jack Finney (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Finney)'s 1954 science fiction (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Science_fiction) novel The Body Snatchers (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Body_Snatchers). (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Invasion_of_the_Body_Snatchers#cite_note-Warren-2) The film was released by Allied Artists Pictures (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monogram_Pictures) on a double bill (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Double_bill) with the British science fiction film The Atomic Man (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Atomic_Man).
The film's storyline concerns an extraterrestrial invasion that begins in the fictional California town of Santa Mira. Alien plant spores have fallen from space and grown into large seed pods, each one capable of reproducing a duplicate replacement copy of each human. As each pod reaches full development, it assimilates the physical characteristics, memories, and personalities of each sleeping person placed near it; these duplicates, however, are devoid of all human emotion. Little by little, a local doctor uncovers this "quiet" invasion and attempts to stop it.
The slang expression "pod people (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pod_People_(Invasion_of_the_Body_Snatchers))" that arose in late 20th century American culture references the emotionless duplicates seen in the film. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Invasion_of_the_Body_Snatchers#cite_note-Warren-2)
Invasion of the Body Snatchers was selected in 1994 for preservation in the United States National Film Registry (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Film_Registry) by the Library of Congress (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Library_of_Congress) for being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant."
This is a public service announcement.
The local Sierra Club is having a group dinner on Tuesday Sept 12th, 6 pm, (membership of the Sierra Club is not required to attend) at Las Maria's, and after dinner your dinner receipt can be used as free entry into the Avalon Theater to watch the 7:30 pm documentary showing of An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power.
ShareTuesday night has just gotten better! Join us at the Avalon Theatre for Dinner, Shopping & A Movie. Shop or dine downtown anytime on Tuesday and bring us your receipt to see the 7:30pm movie for free! One admission for every $5 spent. Receipts must be same day and date. For more information or questions please call[masked].* Movies are $7 without a valid receipt.
An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power.2017
Runtime: 99 minutes
A decade after An Inconvenient Truth brought climate change into the heart of popular culture comes the riveting and rousing follow-up that shows just how close we are to a real energy revolution. Vice President Al Gore continues his tireless fight, traveling around the world training an army of climate champions and influencing international climate policy. Cameras follow him behind the scenes-in moments private and public, funny and poignant-as he pursues the empowering notion that while the stakes have never been higher, the perils of climate change can be overcome with human ingenuity and passion. Renowned filmmakers Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk (Audrie & Daisy, 2016 Sundance Film Festival) have taken the baton from 2006 Academy Award-winner Davis Guggenheim. What started then as a profound slide show lecture has become a gorgeously cinematic excursion. Our extraordinary former vice president invites us along on an inspirational journey across the globe that delivers the tools to heal our planet. The question is: Will WE choose to take the baton?
Membership: You do not need to be a member of the Sierra Club to attend, but we encourage everyone interested to become a member online at sierraclub.org/colorado,
To provide Las Maria's a head count, please RSVP at https://www.meetup.com/sierraclubgrandjunction/events/243125082/
The KAFM Film Series
Every first Tuesday of the month KAFM will show a classic movie to celebrate cinematic treasures! Each movie will be shown in the Radio Room at 1310 Ute Avenue, starting at 7:00pm. All ages are welcome to join in on the fun! There will also be popcorn, candy, and drinks available. Tickets are only $5!
The 1934 classic: The Thin Man
KAFM is excited to kick off their Film Series this Tuesday, September 5th with the classic movie "The Thin Man"! A husband and wife sleuthing duo investigate the disappearance of an inventor who later is implicated in murder. The first of six films in "The Thin Man" series is an adaption of Dashiell Hammett's novel. For more information contact KAFM at
The Gwich’in people of Alaska and northern Canada have depended on the Porcupine caribou herd for millennia. But their connection to the caribou goes far deeper than traditional subsistence hunting: the Gwich’in believe that they are guardians of the herd, and that the fates of the people and the caribou are forever entwined.
For the last 30 years, the Gwich’in have been fighting proposed oil extraction projects in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge—to them, its pristine coastal plain where the caribou calve their young is “the Sacred Place Where Life Begins.” Directed by Kahlil Hudson and Alex Jablonski, The Refuge tells the story of two Gwich’in women who are continuing the decades-long battle for their people’s survival—and the survival of the wild animals that so faithfully bring them life.
In partnership with Patagonia, members of the Gwich'in Steering Committee will be joining us in Colorado to show the film and share first hand about their experiences in the Arctic and how we can help. Join us for the film discussion, and meeting with members of the Gwich'in Steering Committee. Public · Hosted by Sierra Club Grand Junction and Sierra Club - Colorado Chapter
Inspirational Cinema Presents:
LOCAL – A Short Documentary
Friday, 10/28 from 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Do you know where your food comes from?
In the past ten years, the organic food industry has become big business and consumers have been left wondering exactly what the word “Organic” means and how they can really know what they’re eating.
With the rise of farmer’s markets and more and more chefs sourcing their ingredients from local farms, consumers are now able to meet and talk to the people who are growing their food.
LOCAL discusses the rise of the local food movement, the challenges of sourcing locally and how it’s become a growing part of the Austin, Texas food scene.
Immediately following the movie there will be a short discussion lead by Kate Ramsay.
About Kate Ramsay
Kate has lived in Grand Junction for the last 13 years with her husband and two boys. She attended Mesa State College and holds a degree in Environmental Science. She really enjoys the outdoors and frequently goes on paddle boarding trips with her boys. She worked within the Environmental Regulatory industry for seven years and was able make the jump to owning and managing Natural Order Supply in 2015 with her husband Dan. Their store provides organic gardening supplies and is located in Grand Junction in the Cottonwood Mall. They strive to help enable people cultivate how they want to with respect to the environment, their goals and budget. Their vision is to help put education and gardening techniques back in the every day skills Rolodex, after all, it wasn’t until the 1940’s that grocery stores were a commonality. As a general rule their store does not stock products owned by Monsanto (now Bayer). She is also a co-chair for the Western Slope Women Grow Chapter with is a national business networking group for professional in the cannabis industry.
Contact: [masked] | http://www.naturalordersupply.com
Open Sesame - The Story of Seeds -
One of the world’s most precious resources is at risk. This timely and emotionally moving documentary illuminates what is at stake and what can be done to protect the source of nearly all our food: SEEDS. Seeds provide the basis for everything from fabric, to food to fuels. Seeds are as essential to life as the air we breathe or water we drink…but given far less attention.
According to the FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN), approximately 90 percent of the fruit and vegetable varieties that existed 100 years ago no longer exist today. Heritage grain is near extinction. Seeds that were lovingly nurtured over decades or even hundreds of years have been lost forever. Maintaining seed biodiversity allows us to breed new varieties that are resistant to pests or thrive in temperature extremes. This is essential in a changing climate.
Meanwhile, corporations are co-opting seed genetics using patent law. In the past, the seed was communal. Seeds were a shared resource not unlike the water we drink or the air we breathe. One hundred years ago things started to change. Today, corporate-owned seed accounts for 82% of the world-wide market. Plants grown from transgenic seeds (also known as GMOs) send pollen through the wind and contaminate neighboring crops. When this happens, large companies threaten affected farmers with lawsuits (and nearly always win). Food grown has shown to have dangerous health effects and there is even more we don’t know. Once a crop is contaminated by GMO pollen there is no turning back.
In this film you will meet a diverse range of individuals whose lives center around seeds. Farmers. Renegade gardeners. Passionate seed savers. Artists. Seed activists. This film tells the story of seeds by following their challenges and triumphs as they work to save this precious resource.
It’s not too late…yet.
Every night, half a million people
are homeless on the streets of
America. Who are they? How did
they get there? Imagine losing
everything, journeying into
homelessness and then trying to
find your old self again. Join us for
this star studded film starring
Richard Gere, Ben Vereen, Kyra
Sedgwick and Steve Buscemi.
Free admission, all are welcome.
6:30 PM - View Faces & Voices exhibit and enjoy refreshments, Film starts at 7:10 PM,
For more information, contact the film sponsors @ http://www.gvpeacejustice.org
Watch theTrailer (https://youtu.be/YCh9YzvV7HI)
AWARDS (http://www.ifcfilms.com/films/time-out-of-mind#awards) --
International Critics' Prize
Toronto International Film Festival
Official Selection New York Film Festival
Official Selection San Francisco International Film Festival
The evening will kickoff in the Central Library Community Room at 6 pm with a wine and appetizer reception thanks to the generosity of Talon Wines and No Coast Sushi.
The Film begins at 6:30pm.
A discussion panel immediately follows the film.
Please consider helping spread the word by sharing the event on your Facebook timeline. Thank you!!
Gretchen Reist Henderson
Roaring Judy Pictures, Ltd.
Some of the most dangerous roads in the world are atop the highest passes of the Himalayas in Northern India. Adam Schomer and his Yogi decide to take a motorcycle journey along these roads. A Team of seven riders agree to accompany them on an experience hardly imagined.
The motorcycle riders hardships, lessons, joys, challenges, and opportunities are expressed in this adventurous journey. They learn to face their fears boldly and grow into new, higher versions of themselves.
And what is nice, this is a no-charge documentary showing event! Free-will offerings accepted, but not required. This is an afternoon in the spirit of ADVENTURE!
Friends, Members, and Guests, please always remember Grand Junction Info Cinema is your cinema. Should you desire to host a cinema please contact us, we will gladly post your event.
Autism in Love follows four adults at different places on the autism spectrum opening up their personal lives as they navigate dating and romantic relationships. Eye-opening, first person portrayals show that despite many challenges faced by those with autism, love can find a way.
This screening is FREE and open to the public. The evening will begin at 6pm in the Community Room with a wine and appetizer reception, the film starts at 6:30 pm, and concludes with a panel discussion featuring experts, educators, advocates and families and individuals living and coping with the realities of Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Thanks to the generosity of Talon Wines and No Coast Sushi for the 6pm wine and appetizer reception.
This Film is sponsored by: Indie Lens Pop Up-Grand Junction; Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1667882036802805/