Missoula Children’s Theater Performs The Frog Prince in Ouray
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OURAY – Deep in the royal swamp, a selfish Princess makes a promise to befriend a lonely Frog after he retrieves her golden ball from a well in The Frog Prince, onstage Saturday, June 26, at the Wright Opera House, at 1 p.m. and again at 4 p.m.

Find out what happens when the Princess tries every trick in the book to break her promise. The local children's cast includes children from Ouray, Ridgway, Montrose and the surrounding area in roles of the Frog, Ollie the Aspen Tree and promise-breaker Princess Prim, while visiting characters include her sisters, Princess Proper and Princess Peppy, bumbling Knights, the Alligator and the slimy, yet kindly, Swamp Things. Then, too, see the flashy Flamingos, the Ducks, the busy Fly, and the nasty Venus Fly Traps.  Presented by Weehawken Creative Arts at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday, June 26, at the Wright Opera House (476 Main Street) in Ouray. Tickets, $5, available at the door.  Audience members of all ages are encouraged to enjoy this show and cheer on these young talents.

The Missoula Children's Theatre residency in Ouray County is brought to you by Weehawken Creative Arts with support from Ouray Liquors, The Box Canyon Lodge, Alpine Bank, Bridger Construction, The Telluride Foundation, El Pomar Foundation and other generous local businesses and individuals. The country’s largest touring children’s theatre, it has toured for 37 years, from Montana to Japan, and will visit nearly 1,300 communities this year with up to 45 teams. All MCT shows are original adaptations of classic children’s stories and fairytales, with a twist on the classic stories. Call or visit Weehawken Creative Arts at 970/318-0150 or at www.weehawkenarts.org

Telluride Film Festival Submission Deadlines in July

BERKELEY, Calif. – Telluride Film Festival, presented by National Film Preserve, Ltd., over Labor Day Weekend in Telluride, has issued a “Last Call” for its 2010 film submissions. 

Telluride Film Festival, a four-day international event celebrating the art of film, plays host to a selection of feature length and short films. Considered one of the world’s leading showcases for foreign and domestic films, many films first launched at the Telluride festival have gone on to award-winning recognition including Blue Velvet, Sling Blade, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, Brokeback Mountain, Babel, The Lives of Others, Juno, The Last Station Station and Slumdog Millionaire. First-time filmmakers discovered at TFF include Terry Zwigoff, Billy Bob Thornton, Richard Rodriguez, Doug Liman, Jon Favreau, Lodge Kerrigan, Joshua Marston, and Robert Luketic. Films selected to screen at Telluride Film Festival are shown out-of-competition and kept secret until Opening Day.

For info about the film submission process and to download a film submission application, please visit telluridefilmfestival.org/film_entry; for general information visit www.telluridefilmfestival.org.

The world-renowned Telluride Film Festival is an annual gathering of cinema enthusiasts, filmmakers, critics and industry insiders, and is considered a major launching ground for the fall season’s most talked-about films. Co-founded in 1974 by Tom Luddy, James Card and Bill and Stella Pence, TFF is a four-day international educational event celebrating the art of film. Its long-standing commitment is to join filmmakers and film connoisseurs together to experience great cinema. The exciting schedule, kept secret until Opening Day, consists of film debuts with filmmakers presenting their works, special Guest Director programs, three major Tributes to guest artists and remarkable treasures from the past. Festival headquarters are in Berkeley, Calif.

TFF is supported by Turner Classic Movies, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Starz Entertainment, NBC Universal, Omaha Steaks, UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, Stella Artois, New Sheridan Hotel, Telluride Mountain Village Owners Association, Chamisal Vineyards, National Endowment for the Arts, Telluride Alpine Lodging, Kodak, Telluride Foundation, Time Warner Cable, The Hollywood Reporter, Boston Light and Sound, among others.

Landscape Poetry Workshop Friday at Cortez Cultural Center
Aspen Guard Station Artist in Residence Kathleen Heideman, a poet from Upper Michigan, will offer a free poetry workshop at the Cortez Cultural Center on Friday, June 25, from 10 a.m.-12 p.m., for writers interested in exploring themes of location, landscape, and uncovering personal connections to the natural world.   
Landscape images will be used as a foundation for writing exercises, so participants should bring a landscape photo of a vacation site, imaginative terrain or of an image evoking home. 
The workshop will explore several techniques for writing about location, including the William Stafford's Methow River Project, embedded directions, way-finding and exploring the ghazal form, which offers the writer stepping stones for moving through a poem's terrain. Heideman will share personal techniques, and poems from her current works-in-progress: poems set in National Parks, and poems incorporating GPS coordinates.
To reserve a spot, please contact Deb Avery at the Cortez Cultural Center at 970/565-1151.
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