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Original Thinkers Stowe: Community

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Saturday, October 22, 7:00pm

Explore the critical role community plays in our lives and engage with special guests in a conversation about how to build this life-giving resource, community! Join us as we explore films and engage in creative conversations that tell stories from across the country with incredible examples of humanity, kindness, resilience, and hope.

Featured Films: 

The Tables (15 min)
A fun and fast look at the powerful connection between a pair of outdoor ping pong tables in the heart of New York City and the unlikely group of people they’ve brought together, from homeless people to investment bankers to gangbangers.
Screening followed by a conversation with Wally Green (subj).

Girls Section (13 min)
In remote North Pakistan, a quiet revolution is growing.  For the first time, girls in the region are challenging tradition for their right to go to school.

My Father’s House (22 min)
Pastor Marcel Narucki’s Lutheran Church in Aurora, Colorado was slowly fading away as its parishioners aged and he knew he had to do something drastic. Along with his parishioners, he decided to shut down the church and reorient his sacred space into a center focusing on helping refugees coming to the USA from all over the world. 
Screening followed by a conversation with Pastor Narucki (subj).

Postman Jim (17 min)
Jim Looney worked at the post office in Telluride, Colorado for twenty years, but the mail was only a small part of what he delivered to this small town before he retired.

After the screening, Ping Pong enthusiasts, film lovers, and all original thinkers in the neighborhood are encouraged to join our guests for a festival-ending celebration at Alfie’s Wild Ride down the Mountain Road in Stowe.  If you’re lucky you can even play a round of table tennis with Wally!

$35 gets you full access pass for the weekend and festival sponsors have added recognition and a private meet-and-greet as well!  Get your tickets today to join these original thinkers, and be part of screenings, discussions, parties, and more! 

Original Thinkers Stowe is made possible thanks to these generous sponsors: 


Deborah and Ron Feinstein