Arts & Entertainment

Film shines light on solvent-huffing

When part-time Durango resident and veteran screenwriter Claudia C. Adams survived a near-fatal poisoning in 2002, she had no idea it would lead to an award-winning documentary shot 8,000 miles...

DATE: Oct. 25, 2010 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Star struck

When you’re an organization whose signature event happens only once a year, it’s a good idea to stay in the public eye the rest of the year so people don’t forget about you.The Durango Independent...

DATE: Oct. 10, 2010 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Manhattan Short moves outdoors

Durango movie lovers again have the chance to pick the winner of the Manhattan Short Film Festival, but this year it’ll feel more like the original, New York version.Nicholas Mason began the...

DATE: Sept. 27, 2010 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Tutoring program connects kids, adults

Through the Study Connection program, a volunteer such as Mashaw is paired with a student for one-on-one tutoring, with the goal of improving student success. The program is a partnership between...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2010 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Money, death pack fall film slate

LOS ANGELES – Hollywood aims to help you escape from all that lousy economic news in the real world this fall, with a lineup heavy on fun and fantasy.But Oliver Stone and Michael Douglas won’t let...

DATE: Aug. 26, 2010 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

‘Avatar’ returning to 3-D theaters worldwide

SANTA MONICA, Calif. – Before he takes moviegoers deep beneath the Pandoran sea, James Cameron hopes they’ll go for an extended tour of the fictional planet he introduced in “Avatar.”“Avatar:...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2010 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

‘Piranha 3D’ is gory, awesome

Editor’s Note: Roger Ebert did not review any of this week’s latest release films showing locally. His weekly review column will return next week. By Christy LemireAP Movie CriticMere words cannot...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2010 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Lee screens Katrina film in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS – Five years after he documented the horrors of Hurricane Katrina, Spike Lee returned to New Orleans with his new movie showing the city’s agonizing efforts to return to normal.The...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2010 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Study shows smoking scenes on the decline in top movies

NEW YORK – There’s a lot less smoking in the movies these days, a new report shows.Tobacco use on the silver screen peaked in 2005 and has been on the decline since, according to research that...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2010 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Some people are just schmucks

The truly goofy comes shrouded in innocence. If a man is trying to be goofy, it’s just an act that quickly grows old. But if he lacks the slightest notion of his peculiarity, there’s the secret....

DATE: Aug. 5, 2010 | CATEGORY: Film and TV