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Film Screening: Forging the West

April 10, 2021 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The Center for the Arts
606 6th St
Crested Butte, CO 81224
Shelley Popke

Forging the West: A Cultural Film Co-Presented by the Crested Butte Mountain Heritage Museum and the Center for the Arts

Viewers will have an opportunity to learn more about the role of the Colorado Fuel and Iron Company (CF&I) in the industrialization of the west and in the history of Colorado. Forging the West, a HaveyPro Cinema production in association with Historic Pueblo, Inc., will be screened on Saturday, April 10th at 6 pm at The Center for the Arts.

Tickets are limited and can be purchased from The Center for the Arts website. Doors open at 5:30pm and the film will start at 6pm.

From the utopian vision of steel mill founder William Jackson Palmer to the turbulence of 19th and 20th century labor relations and the impacts of company policies on a workforce that once included one in ten Coloradans, the one-hour film brings the epic events and enormous scale of an essential western industry to life. Forging the West tells the story of the steel mill that fueled the development of the American West — its railroads, structures, politics, ethnic diversity and, to a large degree, its character.  The film was the recipient of a 2017 Telly Award for excellence in historical documentary filmmaking.

Photo Credit: Steelworks Center of the West

Thank you to our co-presenter, The Center for the Arts

Thank you to our sponsor, HaveyPro Cinema.

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