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Mountainfilm on Tour is coming for you, Durango

Each Memorial Day Weekend, as the aspen trees are starting to unfurl their chartreuse leaves and the creeks are gushing with snowmelt, Telluride comes to life from its off-season slumber with Mountainfilm Festival.

At its bones, Mountainfilm is a documentary film festival. But in reality, it’s much more: a celebration...

New at Southwest Sound Nov. 20

New releases for Nov. 20

1. Adele, “25”

2. Enya, “Dark Sky Island”

3. Abigail Williams, “Accuser”

4. Krayzie Bone, “Chasing The Devil”

5. Kode9, “Nothing”

New in theaters: ‘Secret In Their Eyes’

Playing at Durango Stadium 9

Rating: PG-13

Genre: Mystery & suspense, drama

Directed by: Billy Ray

Written by: Eduardo Sacheri, Billy Ray

Runtime: 1 hr. 51 min.

Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer: Not available

Synopsis: A team of investigators – Ray and Jess, along with their supervisor...

Maria’s staff pick: “Girl in the Woods”

Girl in the Woods, by Aspen Matis

Growing up is difficult. There is a struggle to create who you want to be, to find ways to do the things you love, to exist comfortably in a space and to fill it in the way you choose away from the exceptions imposed on you from youth. This struggle becomes infinitely harder when you...

Glories of the longest-running open mic night in Durango

As long as people have been playing music, there’s been a space for letting people exhibit their “talent.” Those exhibitions can result in awe or hilarity. Said exhibitions are the gateway drug for the addiction of performance, the cure for stage fright and the thing to do on off-nights at a venue.

It’s open mic night....

Tiny houses & creepy babies: Pushing the limits of creativity

Remember when you could do just one thing and be called a creative genius, one thing that we now look at and are all like, “Well, duh”?

Like babies in Medieval paintings made to look like creepy, miniature adults. Someone finally came along, someone undoubtedly with “The Elder” attached to the end of his name and said,...

Review: ‘The Night Before’

Even within the context of being an absurdist stoner slapstick holiday movie, “The Night Before” is so disjointed and so uneven and so unfocused, you start to feel like you’re at a party that was fun for a while, but an hour or so into it, you’re looking at your phone every 30 seconds and trying to invent an excuse to make...

New in theaters: ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2’

Playing at Durango Stadium 9 and the Gaslight

Rating: PG-13

Genre: Drama, action & adventure, science fiction & fantasy

Directed by: Francis Lawrence

Written by: Danny Strong, Peter Craig, Suzanne Collins

Runtime: 2 hr. 16 min.

Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer: 81%

Synopsis: The...

New in theaters: ‘Miss You Already’

Playing at Animas City Theatre

Rating: PG-13

Genre: Drama, romance, art house & international, comedy

Directed by: Catherine Hardwicke

Written by: Morwenna Banks

Runtime: 1 hr. 52 min.

Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer: 66%

Synopsis: An honest and powerful story following two best...

Maria’s Bookshop top sellers: 11/8 – 11/14

11/8 – 11/14

1. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Old School, by Jeff Kinney (Hardcover)

2. How to Relax, by Thich Nhat Hanh (Paperback)

3. All the Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr (Hardcover)

4. The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing, by Marie Kondo ...

What’s new: Beat Happening, “Look Around”

Beat Happening, “Look Around”

Release date: Nov. 20

Label: Domino Recording Co.

Beat Happening has never been given its fair due in my estimation. Thankfully, the good folks at Domino agree and are doing their part to rectify some of that by releasing an anthology from the Olympia, Washington, three-piece....

crafts • man • ship

Living in small, efficient dwellings is nothing new for us human beings. We’ve been cramming entire families into caves, tipis, yurts, covered wagons and small cabins for centuries. Within the last decade or so, however, a renaissance of shrinking the domestic abode has gone mobile with the advent of tiny homes built on...

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