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Film Festival Profile: Last Hat In Town

Last Hat in Town Director: Zachary Fink Remaining showtime: 12:30 p.m., Sunday, November 18

Told through the stories of three men with three unique and intimiate ties to the rugged business of oil and gas extraction in the Rocky Mountain West, director Zachary Fink's documentary Last Hat in Town uses these character studies to tell the tale of the West's – and particularly Colorado's -- changing economic and cultural landscape. Fink is a product of the now defunct (deep, heavy sigh) ethnographic filmmaking program at CU-Boulder -- which was administered jointly by the anthropology and film departments – and as such, brings a keen eye for the ways in which the changing landscape of mineral extraction in the West affects the lives of his three main characters, and consequently the regional culture as a whole.

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