My Mom’s Motorcycle

Douglas Gautraud is a filmmaker. This film is, in his own words: “about how my mom became the owner of a motorcycle, but more deeply it is about how people use objects to connect with times, ideas, and people.” There’s a lot of people out there critiquing our lives. Gautraud doesn’t do this. This film provides the opportunity for us to make our own conclusions about our lives, by giving us the lives of his grandfathers as a lens to look through. This short-film is great. Check out more of Gautraud’s work at...

Horses

Once in this vast old country, a man could ride forever on his horse. No more. The rest of the world’s gone and filled in the map, fenced in the plains and closed up the range. The land’s been cut up, for strip malls and subdivisions, fast-food burgers.  And the horse has gone and trotted right out of most peoples’ mind. But there’s something between us, people and horse, that runs deep. Too deep for the modern world to make disappear all together. See, horse brings it back to the beginning, when man got new legs. Great civilizations rose up on the back of horse, great distances crossed. The lives we live were born on...

Life Through My Eyes

I am 14 years old, born in Boulder, Colorado, raised in Frenchtown, Montana. And this is life through my eyes. I have been raised with a very loving family, and everything I could ask for: a house, a sport to love, the support to do it. Photography is not about having the DSLR camera, a five...

African Banjos

Béla Fleck is the best banjo player out there.  He went to Africa to rediscover the roots of his instrument and play with the native musicians of Uganda, Tanzania, Gambia, and Mali in his 2009 documentary Throw Down Your Heart.  In this clip, a thumb-piano player named Ruth throws down her...

Documentary Open Mic

In 2012, Brian Wilson explored the open mic music scene in Boulder, Colorado.  His documentary film features local artists, Tommy & the Tangerines, Rosi Jim, and Occupy Forever, following their stories as up-and-coming musicians while they encounter the excitement and the struggle of life...