Epic film The Colorado has state premiere at LSC April 21

Colorado River from The Colorado

The Colorado, an epic film about North America’s wildest river, will have its Colorado premiere at Colorado State University on Saturday, April 21. The screening takes place in the Lory Student Center North Ballroom, at 4:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public; seating is on a first-come, first-served basis and doors open at 4 p.m.

The screening is presented by the CSU Water Resources Archive as part of the Morgan Library’s Evening with an Author Series.

The film’s director, co-writer and cinematographer, Murat Eyuboglu, and the author of the film’s companion book, Christa Sadler, will be present at the screening. A Q&A session as well as a book signing will take place following the screening.

History of the river and the land

Murat Eyuboglu with camera
Murat Eyuboglu

Narrated by stage legend and Oscar winner Mark Rylance, the film ranges broadly over the history of the Colorado River and the lands it drains, touching on such topics as the earliest settlements in the region; European and Anglo-American explorations in the 18th and 19th centuries; the dam-building era and its consequences; agriculture and immigration; the impact of climate change on the region; and the fate of the river’s delta in Mexico.

The film covers a vast geographical region, from the high mountains of Colorado and Wyoming to the delta in Mexico, and was filmed by Eyuboglu and three-time Emmy-laureate filmmaker Sylvestre Campe over a period of four years.

The film, which also features a critically acclaimed soundtrack, debuted at New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art in May 2016.

The Colorado is produced by National Sawdust. This screening is supported by Friends of the Morgan Library, Poudre River Public Library, Poudre River Friends of the Library, Old Firehouse Books, CSU Water Resources Archive, Liggett Family Endowment, and KUNC-FM.