GC-02. Homegrown Docs

1-2-3 The Len Barry Story

USA, Short Documentary, 2021, 20 min

As easy as taking candy from a baby, rocker Len Barry shot to the top of the charts in the Sixties with songs like "1-2-3", "Like a Baby," "I Struck It Rich" and “Keem-O-Sabe.” In this engaging, finger-popping doc, Len takes us through his musical journey as the lead singer of The Dovells and as a pioneering solo artist.

Directed by Tom Parkin

Mighty Oak

USA, Feature Documentary, 2021, 55 min

The wonder and reverence that Boulder’s Dr. Oakleigh Thorne II sees in the natural world has been his lifelong guide. He created non-profit organizations such as Thorne Films, the Thorne Ecological Institute and the Thorne Nature Experience, and achieved success through community action long before the EPA and the modern environmental movement. He has directly contributed to the environmental education of thousands of students, and they are his enduring legacy. This extraordinary 93-year-old man continues to mentor young people and spread loving environmental consciousness, and with his astounding musical skills, still plays the piano and arranges a cappella music for choral groups. Mighty Oak is a fascinating portrait of this extraordinary environmental pioneer, educator and activist.

Directed by Christine Anderson, Pam Hoge

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In person: Tom Parkin; Christine Anderson, Pam Hoge, Oak Thorne

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Venues: The Boulder Theater; Grace Commons Church, 1820 15th Street; Boulder High; Cinemark Century Boulder 1, 1700 29th St.; Cinemark Century Boulder 2, 1700 29th St.; Longmont Museum’s Stewart Auditorium