Note to Editors: Free event featuring author, director and television host slated for Wed., Feb. 26. Members of the media must be credentialed for this event. For advance credentialing, please contact Kendra Westerkamp at Strategic Advantage Communications at (303) 298-9630, ext. 108. Credentials will also be available at the event, but must be obtained prior to admittance to the media area.
Bridges to the Future presents Michael Moore, political author, producer, filmmaker and recipient of an Academy Award Nomination for his critically acclaimed documentary "Bowling for Columbine."
The presentation, "An Evening with Michael Moore," will take place at 8 p.m. Wed., Feb. 26, in the University of Denver’s Magness Arena. The event is free and open to the public. Magness Arena gates open at 7 p.m. Open seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Colorado State University will provide bus transportation to members of the campus and Ft. Collins communities. Buses will depart at 6 p.m. from Moby Arena parking lot in Ft. Collins and will return to Moby directly following the event. Bus transportation is free, but seating on buses is limited and reservations are required. Reservations will be made on a first come, first served basis. For reservations or information, call Somer Gomez at (970) 491-4601.
Moore’s presentation is part of Bridges to the Future: American History and Values in Light of September 11th, a yearlong, statewide program sponsored by the University of Denver and Colorado State University. DU Chancellor Dan Ritchie and CSU President Albert C. Yates collaborated on the creation of the Bridges to the Future project to involve people and communities from across Colorado in a dynamic conversation about the nation’s heritage, experiences and values and their significance at home and in the world.
In the documentary "Bowling for Columbine," Moore uses the 1999 shootings at Columbine High School as a touchstone for his wide-ranging exploration of the culture of guns and gun violence in the United States. In addition to this successful documentary, Moore’s other work includes the 1989 documentary, "Roger and Me," the bestselling books, "Stupid White Men: And Other Excuses for the State of the Nation" and "Downsize This! Random Threats from an Unarmed American." He also hosted the Emmy-award-winning television program "TV Nation."
About Bridges to the Future
Upcoming Bridges to the Future events and opportunities for public involvement include panel discussions, performances, lectures, recommended readings, teaching tools and a statewide essay contest.
Scheduled upcoming speakers include Cardinal Francis Eugene George, O.M.I. Archbishop of Chicago; President Gordon B. Hinckley, world leader of The Church Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Winona LaDuke, noted Native American and environmental activist, author and educator; and Archbishop Desmond Tutu. For more information, visit www.bridgestothefuture.us,or call 303-871-2357.