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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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.
Contact: Bree Davies