Creative Compulsive Disorder
A fatal hiking accident in Ouray, Colorado, cut Zina Lahr’s artistic life short. Shot as a video for her portfolio, this short film now serves as a fitting tribute to a creative who will continue to touch people with her effervescent nature and work.
Song of the Cicadas
This artful and evocative short film juxtaposes the solitude, loneliness and transformation of a prisoner with the cicada, an insect who spends 17 years of life isolated underground. Through interviews with American political prisoner Timothy Blunk, and inspired by the bug music of composer David Rothenberg, director Richard Knox Robinson finds beauty and poetry in isolation and emergence.
A Musical Tribute to Nelson Mandela and Pete Seeger
When Nelson Mandela and Pete Seeger died this year, the social justice movement lost two giants. Telluride's Peter Yarrow — a member of the '60s musical group Peter, Paul and Mary — knew them both well. He performed at the Mandela memorial at the National Cathedral in Washington D.C. and sang at Seeger’s bedside during his final hours.
Yarrow will speak — and sing — about his relationship with both men and what we can learn from their achievements.
In Person: Peter Yarrow