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5 Movies By Colorado Filmmakers To Watch Now

Visiting movie theaters may be on pause, but you can still keep up with the latest shorts, documentaries, and comedies made by Coloradans.

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Film: Silent Rose
Time: 60 minutes
Cost: Free
In Denver director Mitch Dickman’s 2020 film, real-life students of color navigate a predominantly white high school in the Mile High City, re-enacting a dramatized version of their challenges after the 2016 election.

Film: Just Between Us
Time: 13 minutes
Cost: Free
Colorado writer and director Kaily Smith Westbrook tells the story of Bree, a 12-year-old girl who’s never been kissed and enters a closet for “seven minutes in heaven” with the popular Connor, in her 2019 short.

Film: Deal Breaker
Time: 7 minutes
Cost: Free
Jack’s best friends are ghosts—a detail he might want to avoid sharing with his date tonight. Directors Travis Lindner and Justin Tyrrell’s short comedy was the winner of Denver’s 48-hour Film Project in 2019.

Film: People (of Water)
Time: 23 minutes
Cost: Free
Crested Butte–based director Forest Woodward chronicles U.S. Men’s Raft Team athlete Rob Prechtl’s immersion into the world of outrigger canoeing, an ancient practice dating back to 3000 B.C., in this 2019 documentary.

Film: Man Camp
Time: 93 minutes
Cost: $4 to rent
Following their father’s death, brothers Adam, Tim, and Kevin attempt to get rid of their mom’s new boyfriend during a trip to the family cabin. Directed by Denver’s Nate James Bakke, this 2019 slapstick comedy was filmed in Nederland.

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