Start: 12:30 pm
Highlands Ranch: As Denver hosts the second annual Denver Silent Film Festival this September, join Active Minds for a journey to the era of the silent film and a visit with one of its greatest stars, Charlie Chaplin. We will explore the unique artistic elements that make silent films appreciated by audiences young and old, and get to know the life and work of Charlie Chaplin, including his role in founding United Artists with Mary Pickford and others as well as the circumstances surrounding his exile from the United States for nearly 20 years. PDF of the Active Minds Lecture Series.
Start: 7:30 pm
Historic LoDo: Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright will discuss and sign Prague Winter: A Personal Story of Remembrance and War, 1937-1948 (HarperCollins). This moving and thoughtful memoir of her formative years in Czechoslovakia, during the tumult of Nazi occupation, World War II, fascism, and the onset of the Cold War, shows readers Albright’s intensely personal journey into the past that offers vital lessons for the future. Prague Winter combines the intimacy of an autobiography with the drama of an exciting and well-told story—all underpinned by the gravity and intelligence of a serious work of history. Free numbered tickets for a place in the booksigning line will be handed out at 6:30 pm. Seating for the presentation prior to the booksigning is limited, and available on a first-come, first-served basis to ticketed customers only. Can’t make it to the signing? Request an autographed copy here: firstname.lastname@example.org