River films, including short from local filmmaker, premiere Tuesday at library
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Bud Werner Memorial Library presents a free night of river films, screening “Inside the Indus: A Pakistani Odyssey” and “The Story of Chicken Raper” at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, in Library Hall.
What: “Inside the Indus: A Pakistani Odyssey” and “The Story of Chicken Raper” film screenings
When: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12
Where: Library Hall at Bud Werner Memorial Library
From Colorado to Pakistan, two wild river films make their debut in Steamboat Springs, including a question-and-answer session with local filmmaker Cody Perry, who will talk about his seven-minute short, “The Story of Chicken Raper,” the story of the Dolores River’s most notorious rapid. Set in the 1970s and mixed between a pioneering young river guide, a wild and scenic study trip, a harrowing whitewater rescue, a river romance and the fragility of precious life, this is a story of boating heritage on the Dolores River.
“Inside the Indus” is a 27-minute short from France that was featured at Mountainfilm 2018. After years of plotting, New Zealand Olympian Mike Dawson sets out to run the Rondu Gorge section of the Indus with Spanish kayak champion Aniol Serrasolses and Irish filmmaker Ciarán Heurteau. The trio navigates riffles and rapids, and exchanges high-fives with local villagers. But rock slides block their support team, the gorge becomes steeper, the portages longer and Dawson has a brush with death as he is sucked into a hole. “Inside the Indus” chronicles an epic eight-day mission down a section of one of Asia’s longest and most unforgiving rivers.
Visit SteamboatLibrary.org/events for more information.
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