Movies: One Being Filmed, One Being Shown Locally
If you haven’t heard by now, there is a movie crew in town that has been filming in the Saguache area this month, with an additional two more weeks of production scheduled. So get ready for your CLOSE-UP!
Two Plains & a Fancy, is a satirical, experimental “Spa Western” set in 1893. The new feature film by Lev Kalman and Whitney Horn (L for Leisure) follows a group of tourists searching for the most perfect hot springs in Colorado, and finding only ruins. To date, the group has filmed at the Valley View Hot Springs as well as Cow Town in Saguache County. While it’s not exactly a full-on Hollywood production, the film makers have been enjoying the valley’s natural beauty and putting some money into the local economy through lodging, food and gas needs during their stay.
According to the crew’s Kickstarter Campaign, which is put in place to help raise funds toward the project: The two of us (Lev and Whit) have been making films together for the last twelve years. We started off making these snotty low-fi 16mm ‘satires’ with friends an d…we’re pretty much gonna keep doing that forever. So far our two most major projects have been Blondes in the Jungle (2009) and L for Leisure (2015). Both films are period pieces that mix straightforward narrative and jokes with experimental techniques that de-naturalize and recontextualize the stories. Sublime desert landscapes, hapless intellectual conversations, and elaborate sensual bathing rituals clash in this subversive, joyfully anachronistic “Spa Western.”
Foreign Film Thursday Night at Cozy Castle Cinema
This month’s foreign/art film is showing at Cozy Castle Cinema tomorrow, September 1, at 7 p.m. in downtown Saguache. This month’s it’s a comedy from across the pond as Britan’s “Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie” hits the big screen.
The movie (R) is a 2016 British female buddy comedy film directed by Mandie Fletcher and written by Jennifer Saunders, based on the television show Absolutely Fabulous. The film stars Saunders, Joanna Lumley, Julia Sawalha, June Whitfield and Jane Horrocks. Fans of the duo will find the ever-glamorous and self-indulgent Edina and Patsy now in their 60s. Edina is still running her PR agency, which is quickly running out of money and interest. The duo realizes that Edina needs a miracle to save her PR company and renew her reputation.
Ticket prices are $7. The Cozy Castle Cinema is located at 403 4th St, in downtown Saguache. 719-221-4159.