Crestone

73 mins.
Directed by Marnie Ellen Hertzler
2020

Playing through October 1.
 

  • Ticket price: Free for Amherst Cinema Members. $10.75 general admission. Tickets good for unlimited viewing through Thursday, October 1.
     
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Join us Wednesday, September 30 at 7pm for a Facebook Live Q&A with CRESTONE director Marnie Ellen Hertzler, TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES director Hannah Jayanti, and Amherst Cinema's George Myers. Come with questions or simply sit back and enjoy this conversation around speculative documentary filmmaking.


In a world that undulates between fact and fiction, digital and physical, a group of SoundCloud rappers lives a solitary, post-societal existence in the desert town of Crestone, Colorado.

Once a religious and spiritual mecca for many, Crestone’s endless sand dunes, waterfalls, and dark caves act as a backdrop for images of tattooed bodies, cosplay wardrobes, and clouds of weed smoke.

CRESTONE explores the often hidden aspects of collaboration and friendship as well as the human desire to persist against all odds. What does music sound like if there is no one left to repost and share it?

An official selection of South by Southwest and True/False Film Fest.


Marnie Ellen Hertzler is a video artist, animator, and filmmaker living and working in Baltimore, MD. Her films and animations often explore a multi-media approach to film presentation and distribution and has utilized live performance, installation, and web design to accompany her work. Her films have screened at Locarno Film Festival, Rotterdam International Film Festival, MoMA, and more. In 2018 Marnie was named one of Filmmaker Magazine's 25 New Faces of Independent Film. Influenced by her background in both psychology and fine arts, she creates films that act as cinematic platforms for the exploration of interpersonal relationships, the technology that defines us, and the inevitable end of it all.