Views & Brews Film Series

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Views & Brews American Landscape Film Series

Thursday nights, February 7 - March 7

6 pm: Trivia, galleries, bar
7:15 pm: Films
$8 general public, $5 Museum members
Signature drinks, wine, and beer available for purchase


In complement to our Ansel Adams: Early Works exhibit, enjoy a series of films featuring the American landscape. Our series will take you from Yosemite’s mighty Half Dome and Wyoming’s Devil’s Tower to Mt. Rushmore and the American South.

Special $2 beers from Left Hand Brewing Company. All movies are also paired with a signature cocktail, and galleries are open (5–9 pm) to enjoy for free with your film ticket.

Purchase tickets online using the links below, by calling the Museum's box office at 303-651-8374, or at the door.

Valley Uprising (2014)
Signature cocktail: the “El Capitan”
February 7, Not Rated

The 50-year history of rock climbing in Yosemite Valley is chronicled in this documentary charting the birth and rise of a rebellious counterculture. Buy tickets online

Wild at Heart (1990)
Signature cocktail: the “Blue Velvet”
February 14, Rated R

Equal parts exquisitely shot road movie and love story in the spirit of Bonnie & Clyde, Wild at Heart features Nicolas Cage and Laura Dern running across the American South, chased by two of her mother’s lovers with murderous intent. Buy tickets online

North by Northwest (1959)
Signature cocktail: the “Teddy Roosevelt”
February 21, Not Rated

Mistaken for a government agent by a group of foreigners, a hapless New York City advertising executive (Cary Grant) is pursued cross country, dodging a crop duster and climbing Mt. Rushmore along the way in this classic Hitchcock thriller. Buy tickets online

Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
Signature cocktail: the “Fox Mulder”
February 28, Rated PG

Roy Neary (Richard Dreyfuss) witnesses an unidentified flying object, and even has a “sunburn” from its bright lights to prove it. Haunted by images of Devil’s Tower, Roy paints, draws, sculpts and ultimately makes a pilgrimage to America’s first National Monument. Refusing to accept an explanation for what he saw, he risks his life to pursue the truth about UFOs. Buy tickets online

There Will Be Blood (2008)

Signature cocktail: the “Black Gold”
March 7, Rated R

Set against towering images of California’s Central Coast, There Will be Blood tells the story of a silver miner-turned-oilman on a ruthless quest for wealth during the oil boom of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The film drills down into the dark heart of capitalism, where domination, not gain, is the ultimate goal. Buy tickets online

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