Documentary profiling American family screens at library Tuesday
Bud Werner Memorial Library presents a free preview of the new award-winning documentary film “Quest” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 19 in Library Hall. This portrait of an American family by Jonathan Olshefski was a Grand Jury Prize nominee at the Sundance Film Festival and winner of more than a dozen top prizes at film festivals around the world.
Filmed with vérité intimacy for nearly a decade, “Quest” is the moving portrait of the Rainey family living in North Philadelphia. Beginning at the dawn of the Obama presidency, Christopher “Quest” Rainey and his wife, Christine’a “Ma Quest,” raise a family while nurturing a community of hip-hop artists in their home music studio. It’s a safe space where all are welcome, but this creative sanctuary can’t always shield them from the strife that grips their neighborhood.
Epic in scope, “Quest” is a vivid illumination of race and class in America and a testament to love, healing and hope. This special community screening is part of the library’s collaboration with POV, PBS’ award-winning nonfiction film series. Visit steamboatlibrary.org/events for more information.
CPW launches reservation-only camping program at state parks
Six state parks will soon start a pilot program to eliminate the required three-day reservation window for camping. Instead, these parks will go to a “reservation-only” system where campers can reserve their site at cpwshop.com or by calling 1-800-244-5613. State parks participating in this program are Cheyenne Mountain, Eleven Mile, Ridgway, Staunton, St. Vrain and Trinidad Lake.
Customers camping at these pilot parks will no longer need to gamble by waiting until they arrive at the park hoping to stay at a first-come, first-served site, only to find that there isn’t one available.
Five of the state parks will begin the pilot program on July 1, and it will apply to all campsites in those parks. Reservation-only camping at Ridgway State Park will start Sept. 15 and only apply to sites in the F and G loops.
Campers who occupy a reservation-only campsite without a reservation will be subject to a citation. All campers must reserve a campsite prior to occupying the site. This can be done 24/7 at cpwshop.com or by calling 1-800-244-5613.
Camping is available for the first time at Staunton State Park as part of the pilot program. The park will have 25 backcountry campsites open to the public by reservation only beginning July 1. There are no fire pits or fires allowed. Each campsite offers a 24-by-11 foot pad for a tent, a bear-proof food locker and a picnic table.
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