Oct. 26: Film screenings
Alternate Endings: Six New Ways To Die In America, and Funeral Pyre. If you missed these two recently released HBO films, here’s a chance to view them for free, with discussion to follow. Starting at 3 p.m. at Colorado College. Alternate Endings, directed and produced by Perri Peltz and Matthew O’Neill, offers a fascinating look at the varied ways Americans are choosing to both find meaning and celebrate life as it comes to an end. As the baby boomer generation approaches death, more people are rethinking the ways end of life is recognized, and are deciding to take control of what will happen when they die. Touching and heartfelt, the documentary spotlights a subject some might rather avoid, and presents it in a positive and thought-provoking manner, featuring stories of empowerment instead of avoidance. Funeral Pyre is a short film based on the end of life and CEOLP-facilitated cremation of beloved Crestone community member Aliyah Alexander. Poignant and beautifully produced.