SEPTEMBER 11 – 15, 2013

We are proud to host an extraordinary variety of documentaries from Colorado and around the world, in the 5th annual DocuWest Documentary Film Festival. The Festival, presented by Foothills Art Center as part of their 2013 exhibition schedule, is brought in part by the Artful Journey School of Fine Arts and in partnership with The Dairy Center for the Arts.

This year’s opening night film, Good Ol’ Freda, tells the story of Freda Kelly, a shy Liverpudlian teenager asked to work for a young local band hoping to make it big: the Beatles. As the Beatles’ fame multiplies, Freda bears witness to music and cultural history but never exploits her insider access. Their loyal secretary from beginning to end, Freda finally tells her tales for the first time in 50 years. The opening night film will show on Wednesday, September 11 at 7:15 pm at the American Mountaineering Center in Golden.

Our featured film will be Crash Reel. Snowboarder Kevin Pearce was on the verge of Olympic glory when a horrific crash left him with a traumatic brain injury. This intimate, moving account of his rise, fall and challenging road back examines the glory and peril of extreme sports.  It’s a comeback story with a difference. Screening times will be announced soon.

Visit for all the Festival details as they become available!