Film Screening and Hot Spring Experience
'Learning to Drown' Film Screening and Hot Springs Experience
Desert Reef, Fremont Adventure Recreation, and film director Ben Knight present a unique experience – a film screening and hot springs soak. Blending a sneak peek at one of Fremont County’s raddest changing businesses – Desert Reef – with an impactful short film created by local filmmaker Ben Knight, this event is a fundraiser for FAR. Knight will attend the screening as a special guest. ‘Learning to Drown’ is the compelling, inspiring, and thought-provoking short film documenting the journey of snowboarder Jess Kimura – through her professional career and intense personal challenges. Join us for an evening of inspiration, introspection, and community. Please note: This film is for MATURE audiences only and may contain emotional triggers. It deals with subject matter including grief, depression, death, suicidal tendencies, and mature language. (There is also love, hope, joy, and healing.)
Date: Friday, March 11, 2022
Location: Desert Reef Hot Springs, 1194 County Road 110, Florence, CO
Time: Session #1 – 6:00-8:00 pm, Session #2 – 8:00-10:00 pm
Cost: $20 per adult, age 21+ only at this event
Schedule: Enjoy a 45 minutes soak before the film; screening of ‘Learning to Drown’ with special guest, director Ben Knight; and an extended stay in the pool for an additional 30 minutes after the showing
Please note that bathing suits ARE REQUIRED.
You are welcome to bring your own beverages. NO glass bottles of any kind are allowed. Please note that Desert Reef is still undergoing renovations, and this is a “sneak peek” of sorts. Changing facilities will be available, but restroom facilities may be limited to porta-johns.
From The North Face:
Learning to Drown follows the life and career of professional snowboarder Jess Kimura as she unapologetically shatters stereotypes with her own brand of unwavering determination and go-for-broke mentality. After the tragic death of Jess's partner at the height of her career, she spiraled into a cycle of self destruction, grief and despair. Compounded by head injuries and mental health issues, the circumstances seemed insurmountable. Jess's only way out was within — as she faces her deepest fears, she reminds us that not all wounds are meant to heal. "Jess Kimura is not afraid of falling. This beautiful film showcases her long journey of persistence and determination as she takes on one challenge after the other to become one of the most influential snowboarders of her time. Jess openly shares her deepest fear and suffering and reminds us of the importance of being our best selves, in this inspiring lifetime story of a hero." — Bachar Khattar, jury member of Banff Film Festival
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