Nick Mollé Productions will present their newest documentary “The Living Dream: One Hundred Years of Rocky Mountain National Park” on Thursday, June 25th at 7pm at the Esquire Theatre in Denver, Colorado. The ninety minute film documents the history of Rocky Mountain National Park from the Native American and Mountain Man eras through the pioneers. It continues through the 20th Century and into modern times. As a historical documentary it explores the influence of people from the passionate naturalist Enos Mills, to the self-serving Lord Dunraven, and the benevolent F.O. Stanley on this national park. Gunfights and legal battles failed to stay the progress and process of protecting the park for future generations. “We’re excited to share our film for the first time to the community of Denver and to show it in such a beautiful theatre” said Mollé. “Our goal in making this was to recognize that the bond between the wilderness, its wildlife, and the people who preserve it has an inherent power greater than any artificial possession.”One particular poignant quote from the movie is that of a park ranger Cynthia Langguth when she says, “What people bring to the park is as important as what we perceive the Park gives to them.” The story is told through interviews with historians including James Pickering PhD, Curt Buchholtz, Dave Lively, and Bob Brunswig PhD. National Park personnel and local citizens contribute their personal insights. In particular, Tom Hornbein of Mt. Everest fame and world class climber Tommy Caldwell share their feelings about the Park’s centerpiece, Longs Peak. Several years of filming and months of editing have gone into this production. Included in the work are numerous historical photos as well as archival films dating back to the beginning of the 20th Century. The documentary will be released on PBS in September of 2015. Tickets are available in advance at http://www.landmarktheatres.com/denver/esquire-theatre/private-screenings or at the Esquire Theatre Box Office. Filmmaker, Nick Mollé and special guests will lead a Q&A after the film. DVD’s and Blu-rays will also be available for purchase in the theater lobby.


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