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The Dope on Drop City

In 1965, four art students and filmmakers from the University of Kansas and the University of Colorado bought seven acres of land just north of Trinidad and created a community. Drop City tells the story of that now-famous community from the mouths of the people who lived it — and who eventually watched it waste away. While they were there, Drop City’s residents brought their art to life, building colorful geodesic domes from junked cars and bottle caps on the land where the small group lived and worked for nearly half a decade.

“Some of the roots of the counterculture have just been overlooked,” says director Joan Grossman of Drop City, which is filled with interviews, photos and film footage.

Part of the Sie FilmCenter’s DocNight series, tonight’s screening of the film will be followed by a Q&A with Grossman. The show starts at 7 p.m. at the Sie, 2510 East Colfax Avenue. Tickets are $12 to $15 and can be purchased at the box office, online, or by calling 303-595-3456. For more information, visit
Thu., Feb. 28, 7 p.m., 2013


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