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friday, aug 19

Drive-in cinema

7:45 PM - Parking Lot Opens
8:30 PM - Film Program Begins

Join us in August for DEAR MR. BRODY. When 21-year-old hippie-millionaire Michael Brody Jr. decided to give away his $25-million fortune to anyone in need, he ignited a psychedelic spiral of events. Instant celebrities, Brody and his wife Renee, were mobbed by the public, scrutinized by the press, and overwhelmed by the crush of personal letters responding to his extraordinary offer. Fifty years later, an enormous cache of these letters are discovered–unopened. In this riveting follow-up to 2016’s TOWER, award-winning director Keith Maitland reveals the incredible story of Michael Brody Jr.–and the countless struggling Americans who sought his help–to create a deeply moving meditation on desire, need, philanthropy, and love.


The parking lot opens at 7:45 p.m., when we will welcome you with free
POPCORN! We encourage attendees to TAILGATE and socialize before the film program begins at approximately 8:30 p.m.  Get settled in your vehicle, turn the radio up, and enjoy a great film on a great big screen under the stars.  Alternatively, and weather permitting, we will set up a speaker system for sound, so bring a CAMP CHAIR and layers to enjoy the film al fresco.

RMWF Drive-in Cinema is located at the former Gazette Building (704 E. Colorado Ave, 80903).  Special thanks to Norwood Development Group, our presenting sponsor, for providing this space where we can continue to build community around film.

JUNE

WEED & WINE

Director: Rebecca Richman Cohen

Continents apart from one another, two farming families aim to reinvent themselves on their land. One family—a strong-willed French matriarch and the son she raised among her vines—tends a centuries-old, biodynamic vineyard in the South­ern Rhône. Across the ocean in Humboldt, California, another family—a brash father and his more reserved son—carefully manage a state-recognized, organic cannabis farm. The feature documen­tary WEED & WINE interweaves their stories, urging compar­isons and teasing out contradictions between France’s revered winemaking traditions and the artisan culture emerging along­side the legal cannabis industry.

JULY 22: PRIDE

MAMA BEARS

Director/Producer: Daresha Kyi

Mama Bears is a feature-length documentary that explores the many ways in which the lives of conservative, Christian mothers are impacted and utterly transformed when they decide to affirm and advocate on behalf of their LGBTQ children. As members of a private Facebook group—which they call the “mama bears” because of the fierceness with which its members fight for their offspring’s rights—they offer one another support and understanding in the struggle to overcome the teachings of their evangelical churches. The film premiered at SXSW in March 2022 and is currently on the festival circuit.

AUGUST 19

DEAR MR. BRODY

Director: Keith Maitland

When 21-year-old hippie-millionaire Michael Brody Jr. decided to give away his $25-million fortune to anyone in need, he ignited a psychedelic spiral of events. Instant celebrities, Brody and his wife Renee, were mobbed by the public, scrutinized by the press, and overwhelmed by the crush of personal letters responding to his extraordinary offer. Fifty years later, an enormous cache of these letters are discovered–unopened. In this riveting follow-up to 2016’s TOWER, award-winning director Keith Maitland reveals the incredible story of Michael Brody Jr.–and the countless struggling Americans who sought his help–to create a deeply moving meditation on desire, need, philanthropy, and love.

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Former Gazette Building Parking Lot

704 E. Colorado Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO 80903

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