Colorado Timeline

The Gold Rush

Charlie Chaplin stars as a prospector who goes to the Klondike in search of gold and finds it and more. Filmed in Colorado.
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The Great K & A Train Robbery

Cullen has hired Tom to try and stop the robberies on his railroad. Knowing Cullen's secretary Holt is tipping off the gang, Tom works undercover by posing as a highwayman. To help him bring in the gang he enlists the help of the hobo DeLuxe Harry. Filmed in Glenwood Springs, CO and the Royal Gorge in Canon City, CO.
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Stagecoach

A group of people traveling on a stagecoach find their journey complicated by the threat of Geronimo and learn something about each other in the process. Filmed in Canon City, CO.
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The Searchers

John Wayne stars as a Civil War veteran who embarks on a journey to rescue his niece from an Indian tribe. Filmed in Aspen and Gunnison, CO.
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How the West Was Won

A family saga covering several decades of Westward expansion in the nineteenth century--including the Gold Rush, the Civil War, and the building of the railroads. Filmed in Silverton, Durango, Montrose & La Junta, CO.
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The Unsinkable Molly Brown

Molly is an uneducated, poor, mountain girl who leaves her mountain cabin in search of a wealthy husband, respect and a better life. Filmed partly in the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park in Gunnison, CO.
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True Grit

A drunken, hard-nosed U.S. Marshal and a Texas Ranger help a stubborn teenager track down her father's murderer in Indian territory. Filmed in Ridgway, Ouray, Canon City, Montrose, Gunnison and Durango, CO.
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Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

Paul Newman and Robert Redford star as two Western bank/train robbers flee to Bolivia when the law gets too close. Filming locations in Durango include the Trimble Bridge on the Animas River, the Las Animas River Gorge, the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railway, the Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad, and the San Juan National Forest. The film was also shot in the town of Silverton and in Telluride at the New Sheridan bar.
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Vanishing Point

During the 1970s, car delivery driver Kowalski delivers hot rods in record time but always runs into trouble with the highway cops. Filmed in Denver and Glenwood Springs.
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Sleeper

A nerdish store owner is revived out of cryostasis into a future world to fight an oppressive government. Filming locations include Lakewood, Greenwood Village and the famous Sculpture House in Golden, CO. Other locations include the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, the Church of the Risen Christ in Denver and the Denver Botanic Gardens.
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Badlands

An impressionable teen girl from a dead-end town and her older greaser boyfriend go on a killing spree in the South Dakota badlands. Filmed in Rocky Ford, La Junta, Las Animas, and Delhi, CO. Other filming locations include Otero County, the Bloom Mansion in Trinidad and the Rosemont Museum in Pubelo, CO.
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Mork & Mindy

A wacky alien comes to Earth to study its residents, and the life of the human woman he boards with is never the same. Filmed partly in Boulder, CO.
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Comes a Horseman

Ella Connors is a single woman who gets pressured to sell her failing cattle farm to her corrupt ex suitor, Jacob Ewing. She asks for help from her neighbor, Frank Athearn. As Ella and Frank fight back through stampedes, jealousy, betrayal, and sabotage...they eventually find love. Filmed partly in Westcliffe, CO and the Bucksin Joe Frontier Town & Railway formerly located in Canon City, CO.
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Every Which Way But Loose

The San Fernando Valley adventures of trucker turned prize-fighter Philo Beddoe and his pet orangutan Clyde. Filmed in Aurora, Denver and Georgetown, CO.
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National Lampoon's Vacation

The Griswold family's cross-country drive to the Walley World theme park proves to be much more arduous than they ever anticipated. Filmed in Durango, Alamosa, Boone, South Fork, and Hesperus. Other filming locations include the Wolf Creek overlook in Pagosa Springs and the Coronado Motel in Pueblo, CO.
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WarGames

A young man finds a back door into a military central computer in which reality is confused with game-playing, possibly starting World War III. Filmed at the Cheyenne Mountain Complex inColorado Springs, CO.
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Over the Top

Sylvester Stallone stars as Lincoln Hawk, a struggling trucker who arm wrestles on the side to make extra cash while trying to rebuild his life. Filmed in Ouray, CO.
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Perry Mason Mysteries

The Perry Mason TV movies (1985–95) were a successful series of 30 television films aired on NBC as a sequel to the popular CBS-TV series Perry Mason. The film series were filmed and set in Denver, CO.
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Action Jackson

Vengence drives a tough Detroit cop to stay on the trail of a power hungry auto magnate who's systematically eliminating his competition. Filmed partly in Denver, CO.
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National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

The Griswold family's plans for a big family Christmas predictably turn into a big disaster. Filmed in Breckenridge, CO.
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Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

When Dr. Henry Jones Sr. suddenly goes missing while pursuing the Holy Grail, eminent archaeologist Indiana Jones must follow in his father's footsteps and stop the Nazis. Filmed partly in Pagosa Springs, Cortez, and Alamosa, CO.
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Father Dowling Mysteries

This television series features Tom Bosley as an amiable, inquisitive Chicago priest who moonlights as a detective and is assisted by a rather worldly, lock-picking nun. Filmed and set in Denver, CO
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Die Hard 2

Bruce Willis stars as John McClane, who attempts to avert a disaster as rogue military officials seize control of Dulles International Airport in Washington, D.C. Filmed in Breckenridge, Mead, and the former Stapleton International Airport.
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City Slickers

On the verge of turning 40, an unhappy Manhattan yuppie (Billy Crystal) is roped into joining his two friends on a cattle drive in the southwest. The film was shot and set in Durango, Colorado.
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Thelma & Louise

An Arkansas waitress and a housewife shoot a rapist and take off in a '66 Thunderbird. Filmed partly in Bedrock, CO.
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Ladybugs

To climb the corporate ladder to success, a guy agrees to coach the company's all girl soccer team with the help of his secret weapon: his fiancee's son. Filmed and set in Denver, CO. Additional scenes filmed in Littleton, CO.
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Aspen Extreme

T.J. and his friend Dexter quit their jobs in Detroit to become ski-instructors in Aspen. While T.J. advances to the most popular instructor of the school during the season, he has to take care for Dexter, who's future is less bright and who's eventually thinking about jobbing as drug courier - bringing their friendship to a test. Filmed partly in Aspen, CO.
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Cliffhanger

A botched mid-air heist results in suitcases full of cash being searched for by various groups throughout the Rocky Mountains. Filmed partly in Durango and the Rocky Mountains of Colorado.
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In the Line of Fire

Secret Service agent Frank Horrigan couldn't save Kennedy, but he's determined not to let a clever assassin take out this president. Clint Eastwood and John Malkovich star. Filmed partly in Civic Center Park in Denver, CO.
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White Fang 2

In order to save one of the last Alaskin native tribes, Fang bands together with a friend of his master to stop miners from destroying a sacred land.
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Lightning Jack

Lightning Jack Kane is an Australian outlaw in the wild west. During a bungled bank robbery he picks up mute Ben Doyle as a hostage. The two become good friends, with Jack teaching Ben how to rob banks, while they plan Jack's last heist. Filmed at the former Buckskin Joe Frontier Town & Railway in Canon City, CO.
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The Stand

After a deadly plague kills most of the world's population, the remaining survivors split into two groups - one led by a benevolent elder and the other by a maleficent being - to face each other in a final battle between good and evil. Filmed in Boulder, CO and Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs, CO.
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Dumb & Dumber

The cross-country adventures of two good-hearted but incredibly stupid friends. Filmed in Copper Mountain, Breckenridge, Fort Morgan, and at the historic Stanley Hotel in Estes Park.
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Under Siege 2: Dark Territory

Casey Ryback hops on a Colorado to LA train to start a vacation with his niece. Early into the trip, terrorists board the train and use it as a mobile HQ to hijack a top secret destructive US satellite. Filmed in Pinecliffe, Leadville and Glenwood Springs, CO.
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Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead

Five different criminals face imminent death after botching a job quite badly. Filmed and set in Denver, CO.
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Tall Tale

A young boy draws on the inspiration of legendary western characters to find the strength to fight an evil land baron in the old west who wants to steal his family's farm and destroy their idyllic community. When Daniel Hackett sees his father Jonas gravely wounded by the villainous Stiles, his first urge is for his family to flee the danger, and give up their life on a farm which Daniel has come to despise anyway. Going alone to a lake to try to decide what to do, he falls asleep on a boat and wakes to find himself in the wild west, in the company of such "tall tale" legends as Pecos Bill, Paul Bunyan, John Henry and Calamity Jane. Together, they battle the same villains Daniel is facing in his "real" world. Filmed in Carbondale and Glenwood Springs, CO.
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Independence Day

The aliens are coming and their goal is to invade and destroy Earth. Fighting superior technology, mankind's best weapon is the will to survive. Filmed partly in Colorado Springs, CO.
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The Fan

An all star baseball player becomes the unhealthy focus of a down on his luck salesman. Filmed partly in Coors Field in Denver, CO.
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Larger than Life

A motivational speaker discovers that the inheritance his father left for him is in the form of an elephant. Filmed partly in Denver, CO.
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The Shining (TV mini-series)

A recovering alcoholic must wrestle with demons within and without when he and his family move into a haunted hotel as caretakers. Filmed in Denver and at the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, CO.
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Switchback

An FBI agent tries to catch a serial killer who kidnapped his son. Filmed partly in Colorado Springs and Pinecliffe, CO.
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Phantoms

150 dead and 350 missing in the tiny mountain town of Snowfield, Colorado. And that's only the beginning... Filmed in Georgetown and Denver, CO.
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The Hi-Lo Country

An intimate story of the enduring bond of friendship between two hard-living men, set against a sweeping backdrop: the American West, post-World War II, in its twilight. Pete and Big Boy are masters of the prairie, but ultimately face trickier terrain: the human heart. Filmed partly in Pritchett, CO.
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For Love of the Game

A washed up pitcher flashes through his career. Filmed partly in Aspen, CO.
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Nurse Betty

Comedy about a widow's post-traumatic obsession with a soap star. Filmed partly in Durango, CO.
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About Schmidt

A man upon retirement embarks on a journey to his estranged daughter's wedding only to discover more about himself and life than he ever expected. Filmed and set in Denver and Boulder, CO.
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Bowling for Columbine

Filmmaker Michael Moore explores the roots of America's predilection for gun violence. Filmed in Littleton and Denver, CO.
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The Laramie Project

The true story of an American town in the wake of the murder of Matthew Shepard. Filmed partly in Golden, CO.
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Silver City

The discovery of a corpse threatens to unravel a bumbling local politician's campaign for governor of Colorado. Filmed and set in Denver, CO. Other filming locations include Leadville, the Argo Gold Mine in Idaho Springs, and the Cherokee Ranch & Castle in Sedalia, CO.
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Mr. and Mrs. Smith

A bored married couple is surprised to learn that they are both assassins hired by competing agencies to kill each other. Some of the actions sequences were filmed in Glenwood Canyon in Glenwood Springs, CO.
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Catch and Release

Jennifer Garner and Timothy Olyphant star in this romantic comedy based in Boulder, Colorado. Filming locations include the city of Boulder and the famous Pearl Street Mall.
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The Prestige

Two stage magicians engage in competitive one-upmanship in an attempt to create the ultimate stage illusion. Filmed in the Durango-Silverton Railway Line in Durango, the Redstone Castle in Redstone and in Telluride, CO.
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Fast Food Nation

An ensemble piece examining the health risks involved in the fast food industry and its environmental and social consequences as well. Filmed in Colorado Springs, CO.
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Resurrecting the Champ

Up-and-coming sports reporter rescues a homeless man ("Champ") only to discover that he is, in fact, a boxing legend believed to have passed away. What begins as an opportunity to resurrect Champ's story and escape the shadow of his father's success becomes a personal journey as the ambitious reporter reexamines his own life and his relationship with his family. Filmed in Denver, CO.
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The Lucky Ones

Rachel McAdams, Tim Robbins and Michael Peña star as three soldiers who return from the war after suffering injuries and learn that life has moved on without them Filmed partly in Denver and Grand Junction, CO.
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Imagine That

A financial executive who can't stop his career downspiral is invited into his daughter's imaginary world, where solutions to his problems await. Filmed and based in Denver, CO.
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Cougar Hunting

Cougar Hunting tells the tale of three buddies in their 20's whose love-lives are in shambles. They go to Aspen to pursue the booming trend of dating cougars: hot older women who prey on hot young guys. Filmed in Aspen, CO.
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Colorado's 20% film rebate is enacted

Responding to the film community’s demand for more in-state production, Governor John Hickenlooper and Colorado lawmakers created House Bill 12-1286 in July 2012. The new legislation improved Colorado’s existing film incentive law, increasing the performance based rebate from 10% to 20%, and created a new and unique loan guarantee program.
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Darling Companion

The story of a woman who loves her dog more than her husband. And then her husband loses the dog. Filmed partly in Telluride, CO.
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The Lone Ranger

Native American warrior Tonto recounts the untold tales that transformed John Reid, a man of the law, into a legend of justice. Filmed in Alamosa and Creede, CO.
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Prospectors (TV Series)

"Prospectors" follows a group of miners searching for the rarest gems in order to strike it rich. However, they risk life and limb daily as they face extreme climates, weather and other perilous conditions in every step of their pursuit. Filmed in Colorado's Mt. Antero near Salida, CO.
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Doc of the Dead

The definitive zombie culture documentary, brought to the screen by the makers of THE PEOPLE vs. GEORGE LUCAS. Filmed partly in Denver, CO.
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An American Terror

A group of friends hatch a plan to get revenge on the bullies who have been tormenting them. In doing so, they stumble upon an underground torture chamber filled with unspeakable horrors. Trapped by a madman, they are used to fulfill his demented, bloody fantasies one at a time. Their only hope for survival is to fight back and find a way to escape the killer's bloody grip. Filmed in Denver, CO.
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The Frame

Two strangers find their lives colliding in an impossible way. Alex is a methodical cargo thief working for a dangerous cartel. Sam is a determined paramedic trying to save the world while running from her past. Filmed in Denver, O.
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Rolling Papers

In 2014, recreational marijuana sales began in Colorado. With all eyes on ground zero of the green rush, The Denver Post appointed the world's first marijuana editor. Pot is legal and The Cannabist is covering it as it unfolds. Filmed in Denver, CO.
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The Great Divide

Tens of millions of people, billions of dollars of agricultural production, and an enormous amount of economic activity across a vast swath of America from California to the Mississippi River are all dependent on rivers born in the mountains of Colorado. In a time of mounting demand and limited supply, the need for all citizens to better understand and participate in decisions affecting this critical resource is paramount.
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Furious 7

Deckard Shaw seeks revenge against Dominic Toretto and his family for his comatose brother. Filmed in Colorado Springs, CO and Salida, CO.
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Fishing Naked

Fishing Naked is a film about four young adults being bad in the woods. They pull Bigfoot hoaxes, scare tourists, disrespect their elders, hook up and smoke dope. It is told from the small town perspective of having to deal with annoying tourists from the city. About the time they start to really get noticed, they realize there is an creature they have inadvertently put in harms way with all the attention they have been attracting to their rural mountain community. As their relationships fray, they hatch a half-baked plot to pull the biggest hoax yet to right their wrongs by deliberately getting caught in the act. Filmed in Boulder County, CO.
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Cop Car

A small town sheriff sets out to find the two kids who have taken his car on a joy ride.
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Being Evel

The real story behind the myth of American icon Robert 'Evel' Knievel and his legacy. Some of the interviews and all of the post-production took place in Denver, CO.
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The Hateful Eight

In post-Civil War Wyoming, bounty hunters try to find shelter during a blizzard but get involved in a plot of betrayal and deception. Will they survive? Filmed in Telluride, CO.
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The Black Hole (Mind's Eye)

A sci-fi/thriller centered on a high school violinist who witnesses the collapse of space and time. Filmed in Boulder and Denver, CO.
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Dear Eleanor

Two teenage girls travel across the U.S. in 1962, during the chaos of the Cuban missile crisis, in search of Eleanor Roosevelt. Film locations include Niwot, Boulder, Longmont, Lyons, Hygiene, Commerce City and Denver, CO.
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Heaven Sent

Echoing in the deepest depths of space, a humble prayer ascends: One from Maire Taylor, a smart, beautiful businesswoman who asks that her husband find the strength and wisdom to let go of their 9 year old marriage. Filmed in Denver and Boulder, CO.
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Hoax

An investigation into a camping trip gone wrong turns into a fight for survival when a team, including a brilliant primate specialist and led by a ruthless television producer, must come to grips with the possible existence of Bigfoot. This film was approved for the 20% Colorado Incentive Rebate and was shot mostly in Lake City, CO.
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Gnaw

Jennifer Conrad is a small-town girl starting over in the big city. Fleeing an abusive relationship, all she wants is a chance to begin again. But it is hard to start over when something is eating you while you sleep . . . on painful bite at a time. Gnaw received approval for the 20% Colorado Film Incentive and was filmed entirely in the Denver metro area.
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Walden

Walden is a radical, western re-imagining of Henry David Thoreau's classic, interlacing three stories about the trappings of 21st century life and those who dream dangerously of escape. The film was approved for the 20% Colorado Film Incentive and is directed by Colorado native Alex Harvey. Walden was filmed in the Denver metro area.
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Amateur

A basketball recruiter employs under-the-table methods to convince a high-school star to transfer schools. Amateur received approval for the 20% Colorado film incentive and was shot entirely in Denver and Aurora, CO. It is expected to be released on Netflix in 2017.
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Our Souls at Night

Jane Fonda and Robert Redford will star as Addie Moore and Louis Waters, a widow and widower who've lived next to each other for years. The pair have almost no relationship, but that all changes when Addie tries to make a connection with her neighbor. The film received approval for the 20% Colorado Film Incentive rebate and is expected to release on Netflix and in theaters in 2017. The film shot entirely in Colorado Springs, Canon City, Florence, and La Junta, CO.
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