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Best Ongoing Bets: Teen Perspectives at the Museo and the Independence Film Fest

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What: In the Museo de las Americas’ new exhibit, “Inside/Outside/North & South,” the works of Bolivian, Mexican, and U.S. students question prejudice and acceptance.

Why: Cross-cultural teen perspectives show how much issues of fitting in differ across borders.

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Details: Through Sept. 14. Tue-Fri 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat-Sun noon-5 p.m. Museo de las Americas, 861 Santa Fe Drive. $4. For more information, call 303-571-4401 or visit www.museo.org.

FILM
What: This month, the traveling Independence Film Fest of Colorado brings new and old documentaries, shorts, and narrative features to Salida, Buena Vista, Leadville, Grand Junction, and Pueblo.

Why: With tributes to Walter Matthau and visits from directors like John Landis (Animal House), mountain movie watching just got a whole lot better.

Bonus: Hop the cinema train and watch movies aboard the Royal Gorge Route Railroad.

Details: Sept. 3-28. Times and locations vary. For more information, call 719-966-3005 or visit www.independencefilmfest.com.

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