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       SHOWING at the CRYSTAL THEATRE


  Chef  
   Fri-Sun July 25-27, 7:30
    (R)  2 hr 
  
   Comedy about a gifted Los Angeles chef who quits his high-profile job and opens a food truck.
   Chef Carl suddenly quits his job at a prominent Los Angeles restaurant after refusing to compromise his creative integrity
   for its controlling owner. Left to figure out what's next, he finds himself in Miami where he launches a food truck. Taking to
   the road, he goes back to his roots to reignite his passion for the kitchen - and zest for life and love.

        Cast includes Jon Favreau, Dustin Hoffman, Sofia Vergara, Oliver Platt, John Leguizamo and Bobby Cannavale.
        "Chef's charming cast and sharp,funny script add enough spice to make this feel-good comedy a flavorful treat."- Critics Consensus.





Finding Vivian Maier
Mon-Wed July 28-30,  7:30
Documentary. Not Rated.  85 min

Who is Vivian Maier? Now considered one of the 20th century's greatest street photographers, Vivian Maier
was a mysterious nanny who secretly took over 100,000 photographs that went unseen during her lifetime.  Since
buying her work by chance at auction, amateur historian John Maloof has crusaded to put this prolific photographer
in the history books.

         "Every time one of her photos flashes on the screen, the woman's genius is undeniable."- Tom Long, Detroit News.

        "Narratively gripping, visually striking, and ultimately thought-provoking, Finding Vivian Maier shines an overdue spotlight on its subject's
         long-hidden    brilliance."- Critics Consensus.
   



                                                            
Autism and Trauma

Thursday July 31
7pm

Documentary is followed by a panel discussion with regional and national experts.

 

  

The Roaring Fork Autism Network, The Aspen Hope Center, and Extreme Sports Camp are pleased to announce the one-night showing

of the powerful documentary Autism and Trauma on July 31st at 7 pm at the Crystal Theatre in Carbondale.


The movie, which brings awareness to issues of how incidents of trauma impact both adults and children on the autism spectrum, will be

followed by a panel discussion featuring the movie's producer Dr. Valerie Paradiz, adult advocate Paul Nussbaum, who is featured in the film,

along with regional panelists from the Aspen Hope Center, the Roaring Fork Autism Network, and the Roaring Fork School District.

 

Autism and Trauma is a 40-minute documentary about adults with autism discussing the effects of trauma in childhood and their

survivorship stories as adults. Many people with autism experience trauma, often leading them down the difficult path of developing additional

disorders such as PTSD.

 

"We are determined to get this important message out there, not only for adults who need support in recovery from trauma, but also for

children with autism and their families," says Paradiz, who is Executive Director of The Autistic Global Initiative in Boulder. The debut of the

movie this spring kicked off a series of national initiatives aimed at bringing awareness to this still hidden, yet pervasive, problem. The

country remains uninformed on the urgent need for capacity-building in education, research, employment, housing and residential support,

and community involvement for those on the autism spectrum.

 

Focusing on both adult and childhood issues, this movie and panel discussion is recommended for parents, advocates, professionals, and

educators as a window into what trauma can look like for people with autism spectrum disorders.

 

This movie is presented through the Roaring Fork Autism Network Speaker Series, an education initiative of RFAN, Extreme Sports Camp,

and Light it Up Blue and is co-hosted by the Aspen Hope Center.



Details:

What: Autism and Trauma Film Screening & Panel Discussion

Time: 7 pm Thur, July 31 

Place: Crystal Theatre

Cost: Suggested donation  $5

Contact: 379-7531 or info@rfautism.org

 

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