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Local Filmaker to Screen “Peace Pass” on Saturday

Indie film enthusiasts: mark your calendars for the first public screening of Peace Pass, a short film written by local Karen Rinehart. 

Leadville filmmaker Karen Rinehart

Leadville filmmaker Karen Rinehart

The Leadville Arts Coalition has partnered with Rinehart for this Meet the Artist event on Saturday, May 3 in the Longyear room at the National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum Convention Center. 

The evening gets started at 6:30 p.m. with snacks and beverages. After the short film, a question/answer session will feature filmmaker Rinehart, lead actress Laurel McHargue, and additional crew and actors.

Advanced tickets are available at Leomyka Gallery, 601 Harrison Ave. and RE+ Designs, 719 Harrison Ave.  Ticket prices are $5 in advance and $7 at the door.  Current Leadville Arts Coalition members will receive a $1 discount (limit two tickets). Seating is limited, so advanced ticket purchases are recommended.

Rinehart has over twenty-six years of experience as a video producer and has recently embraced screenwriting, whenever she has time.  “I decided to make Peace Pass because as a filmmaker, the biggest obstacle is getting your project made.  Since I own my production gear and have many talented friends in the industry, it came together.  I will always be in debt to the people who helped make the film.” played a role in getting the funding, with over sixty donors contributing to cover the $9500 production costs.

Peace Pass is described as an inspiring end of life drama. For the protagonist, Mo, hopelessness and doubt are in the past. With limited choices and a big plan,

she sets out on a wilderness hiking trip with her most cherished companion, her aging dog, Maggie. Mo knows that Maggie lives fully in each moment. For a brief time, in what she knows to be the most beautiful setting on earth, Mo will too. Peace Pass is intended for adult audiences.

Peace-poster-webJim Morris of Red Wolf Studios in Leadville was on the film crew.  Other members included industry professionals from Eagle Valley and Carbondale.  McHargue makes her debut as an actress, with other actors coming from Eagle Valley and Colorado Springs. Former Leadville resident Callie Bradley takes the lead on the musical score, with additional music from several artists.

Thrilled to be working with the Leadville Arts Coalition for this screening, Rinehart plans to submit Peace Pass to several film festivals.




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