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Durango Independent Film Festival ~ Best of the Fest ~ Friday April 26, 7pm


Best of the Fest 2019


Friday April 26

Starts at 7pm

Doors open at 6:30pm

Tickets are $12 at


The Sunflower Theatre will be screening the best short films of the 2019 Durango Independent Film Festival!  Come check out some of the best in independent international cinema ranging from featured shorts and animation, to documentaries and adventure films.

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Free Solo ~ Thursday May 2, 7pm

Thursday May 2

Starts at 7pm

Doors open at 6:30pm

Free ($5 donation requested)


From award-winning documentary filmmaker E. Chai Vasarhelyi (“MERU”) and world-renowned photographer and mountaineer Jimmy Chin comes National Geographic Documentary Film’s FREE SOLO, a stunning, intimate and unflinching portrait of the free soloist climber Alex Honnold, as he prepares to achieve his lifelong dream: climbing the face of the world’s most famous rock … the 3,000ft El Capitan in Yosemite National Park … without a rope.

Celebrated as one of the greatest athletic feats of any kind, Honnold’s climb set the ultimate standard: perfection or death. Succeeding in this challenge, Honnold enters his story in the annals of human achievement. FREE SOLO is both an edge-of-your seat thriller and an inspiring portrait of an athlete who exceeded our current understanding of human physical and mental potential. The result is a triumph of the human spirit.


Hike The Line ~ Film and Lecture ~ Thursday May 16, 7:30pm

Thursday May 16

Starts at 7pm

Doors open at 6:30pm

Donations accepted at the door


Hike the Line follows two long-distance backpackers, Tenny Ostrem and Claire Wernstedt-Lynch, on the first ever thru-hike of the 2,000-mile U.S.-Mexico border. For 175 days, these two women persevere through the most difficult adventure of their lives while gaining a unique perspective on America’s controversial immigration policies. Challenges around safety protocol and campsite selection tax the most valuable resource they have, each other. The hikers’ many encounters with activists, ranchers, Border Patrol, and migrants challenge their expectations about this highly contested region of our country.



Directed by local filmmaker Corey Robinson.  There will be a Q & A with the director and Tenny Ostrem following the film

Year of Production: 2018
Duration: 33 min