Expired October 12, 2020 6:00 AM
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What do we lose when we cannot gather together to take in what we love?

The movie industry, theaters, concert venues and so much more are all in peril as a pandemic shuts down these everyday parts of our lives. Ted Hope has worked in film on a variety of levels, most recently at Amazon Studios. He is one of the industry’s big thinkers on the constant evolution of how we watch movies. Sasha Sullivan is Artistic Director and co-founder of the beloved Telluride Theatre. She will talk about how they managed to strategize and safely perform Shakespeare in the Park in this summer, as well as what happens when these sacred spaces and events go dark. Musician Dierks Bentley has played to thousands of fans and will speak to the important relationship between the performance of live music and the audience. We further explore collective culture through two thoughtful documentary shorts. Kevin Beasley’s Raw Materials focuses on this dynamic artist who explores the challenging nature and history of an everyday material - cotton. Postman Jim tells the story of Telluride’s own Jim Looney, who retired from the town post office after twenty years and deeply understands the importance of connecting with each other, which is so challenging today.

Speakers: Ted Hope, Sasha Sullivan, Dierks Bentley, Jim Looney

Films: Kevin Beasley's Raw Materials (9 min), Postman Jim (12 min)

Moderator: David Holbrooke

Speakers from our show come together in a panel discussion around Collective Culture.