Film and TV

Jewtopia: Denver native Courtney Mizel on producing the new indie film

Colorado native Courtney Mizel is a lot of things -- including the founding director of The Cell (The Counterterrorism Education Learning Lab) in Denver, a small business consultant and former small business owner...and a movie producer. Now based out of Los Angeles, Mizel still does quite a bit of work in her hometown, and her latest project, indie film Jewtopia, has brought the producer together with friend and fellow Denverite Bryan Fogel, the film's writer and director.

In advance of the film's Denver release this Friday, September 20, Mizel spoke with Westword about Jewish stereotypes and the universally relatable family dynamics that play out in Jewtopia.

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Bree Davies is a multimedia journalist, artist advocate and community organizer born and raised in Denver. Rooted in the world of Do-It-Yourself arts and music, Davies co-founded Titwrench experimental music festival, is host of the local music and comedy show Sounds on 29th on CPT12 Colorado Public Television and is creator and host of the civic and social issue-focused podcast, Hello? Denver? Are You Still There? Her work is centered on a passionate advocacy for all ages, accessible, inclusive, non-commercial and autonomous DIY art spaces and music venues in Denver.
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