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Guffey, Colorado, 2012
Guffey, Colorado
By Laura Chiaroni
09 Oct 2017

Charles Morielli is the guardian of this curious exhibition of sundries in Guffey, a little town entirely devoted to antiques. The items are often not on sale and they belong to the american western tradition

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Famous British Actor Matthew Macfadye...
Tbilisi, Georgia
By U.S. Editor
12 Jan 2013

Famous British actors Matthew Macfadyen and Myanna Buring visit Georgia to participate in film Epic, an international co-production between the UK, Germany, Russia and Georgia.

As it is mentioned in official press release of the Georgian National Film Center, Tbilisi-based Production Company 20 Steps Productions shoot Epic – international co-production between the UK, Germany, Russia and Georgia. EPIC is supported by the British Film Institute (UK), the HessenInvestFilm fund (Germany), Metra (Russia), and the French-German cultural channel Arte, as well as the Georgian National Film Centre.

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Tbilisi, Geirgia
By Ketevan Mghebrishvili
12 Jan 2013

Famous British actor Matthew Macfadyen visits Georgia to participate in film Epic, an international co-production between the UK, Germany, Russia and Georgia.

As it is mentioned in official press release of the Georgian National Film Center, Tbilisi-based Production Company 20 Steps Productions shoots Epic – international co-production between the UK, Germany, Russia and Georgia. EPIC is supported by the British Film Institute (UK), the HessenInvestFilm fund (Germany), Metra (Russia), and the French-German cultural channel Arte, as well as the Georgian National Film Centre.

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Famous British Actor Matthew Macfadye...
Tbilisi, Georgia
By Ketevan Mghebrishvili
12 Jan 2013

Famous British actor Matthew Macfadyen visits Georgia to participate in film Epic, an international co-production between the UK, Germany, Russia and Georgia.

As it is mentioned in official press release of the Georgian National Film Center, Tbilisi-based Production Company 20 Steps Productions shoot Epic – international co-production between the UK, Germany, Russia and Georgia. EPIC is supported by the British Film Institute (UK), the HessenInvestFilm fund (Germany), Metra (Russia), and the French-German cultural channel Arte, as well as the Georgian National Film Centre.

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Tbilisi, Georgia
By Ketevan Mghebrishvili
12 Jan 2013

Famous British actor Matthew Macfadyen visits Georgia to participate in film Epic, an international co-production between the UK, Germany, Russia and Georgia.

As it is mentioned in official press release of the Georgian National Film Center, Tbilisi-based Production Company 20 Steps Productions shoot Epic – international co-production between the UK, Germany, Russia and Georgia. EPIC is supported by the British Film Institute (UK), the HessenInvestFilm fund (Germany), Metra (Russia), and the French-German cultural channel Arte, as well as the Georgian National Film Centre.

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Famous British Actor Matthew Macfadye...
Tbilisi, Georgia
By Ketevan Mghebrishvili
12 Jan 2013

Famous British actors Matthew Macfadyen and Myanna Buring visit Georgia to participate in film Epic, an international co-production between the UK, Germany, Russia and Georgia.

As it is mentioned in official press release of the Georgian National Film Center, Tbilisi-based Production Company 20 Steps Productions shoot Epic – international co-production between the UK, Germany, Russia and Georgia. EPIC is supported by the British Film Institute (UK), the HessenInvestFilm fund (Germany), Metra (Russia), and the French-German cultural channel Arte, as well as the Georgian National Film Centre.

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Tbilisi, Georgia
By Ketevan Mghebrishvili
12 Jan 2013

British producer Mike Downey and director Ben Hopkins shoot new film Epic in Georgia. The film is an international co-production between the UK, Germany, Russia and Georgia.

As it is mentioned in official press release of the Georgian National Film Center, Tbilisi-based production company 20 Steps Productions will shoot Epic, an international co-production between the UK, Germany, Russia and Georgia. Epic is supported by the British Film Institute (UK), the HessenInvestFilm fund (Germany), Metra (Russia), and the French-German cultural channel Arte, as well as the Georgian National Film Centre.

The film is a co-production between London-based producers Film and Music Entertainment led by Mike Downey and Sam Taylor, Daniel Zuta’s Frankfurt located Brandstorm Entertainment, Metra Films’ Artem Vassiliev in Moscow and Tbilisi’s 20 Steps owned by Vladimer Katcharava.

The list of international cast includes Matthew Macfadyen as Emil Forester, whose performance as Darcy opposite Keira Knightly in Pride and Prejudice is the stuff of cinematic legend. Opposite him plays the heroine of the latest Twilight – Breaking Dawn mega-franchise, Myanna Buring as love interest and heroine Tulpan. German actor Richard van Weyden takes centre stage playing himself and also the founder of the Karastani nation.

Epic is a gentle black comedy about a confused, washed up Academy Award winning British director Emil Forester, who is invited by a nascent state to make a national Epic in an obscure Caucasus Republic. When Emil Forester receives an invitation to the Embassy of the Autonomous Republic of Karastan in London to discuss his career and to receive an invitation for a retrospective of his films in ‘Karastan - Land of Inspiration’, little did he know that he would be embarking on one of the wildest journeys of his already diverse and colorful career.

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Famous British Actor Matthew Macfadye...
Tbilisi, Georgia
By Ketevan Mghebrishvili
12 Jan 2013

Famous British actor Matthew Macfadyen visits Georgia to participate in film Epic, an international co-production between the UK, Germany, Russia and Georgia.

As it is mentioned in official press release of the Georgian National Film Center, Tbilisi-based Production Company 20 Steps Productions shoot Epic – international co-production between the UK, Germany, Russia and Georgia. Principal photography begins in Georgian capital Tbilisi on December 20th. EPIC is supported by the British Film Institute (UK), the HessenInvestFilm fund (Germany), Metra (Russia), and the French-German cultural channel Arte, as well as the Georgian National Film Centre.

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Famous British Actor Matthew Macfadye...
Tbilisi, Georgia
By Ketevan Mghebrishvili
12 Jan 2013

Famous British actor Matthew Macfadyen visits Georgia to participate in film Epic, an international co-production between the UK, Germany, Russia and Georgia.

As it is mentioned in official press release of the Georgian National Film Center, Tbilisi-based Production Company 20 Steps Productions shoots Epic – international co-production between the UK, Germany, Russia and Georgia. EPIC is supported by the British Film Institute (UK), the HessenInvestFilm fund (Germany), Metra (Russia), and the French-German cultural channel Arte, as well as the Georgian National Film Centre.

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Famous British Actor Matthew Macfadye...
Tbilisi, Georgia
By Ketevan Mghebrishvili
12 Jan 2013

Famous British actor Matthew Macfadyen visits Georgia to participate in film Epic, an international co-production between the UK, Germany, Russia and Georgia.

As it is mentioned in official press release of the Georgian National Film Center, Tbilisi-based Production Company 20 Steps Productions shoot Epic – international co-production between the UK, Germany, Russia and Georgia. EPIC is supported by the British Film Institute (UK), the HessenInvestFilm fund (Germany), Metra (Russia), and the French-German cultural channel Arte, as well as the Georgian National Film Centre.

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Durango, Colorado, 2012
Durango, Colorado
By Laura Chiaroni
01 Oct 2012

Every year in October the city of Durango hosts the biggest cowboy gathering of Colorado. Concerts, horse ridings and other events are held to celebrate and keep alive the western spirit

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Golden, Colorado, 2012
Golden, Colorado
By Laura Chiaroni
01 Oct 2012

Kim Fry is a member of the Colorado Gay Rodeo Association. CGRA was founded in 1981 and it is the oldest association of the United States that promotes rodeo events in the gay community

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Animas Forks, Colorado
Animas Forks, Colorado
By Laura Chiaroni
30 Sep 2012

Animas Forks is a former mining town founded in 1875. It has been slowly abandoned from the first decade of the 20th century. Today is one of the several ghost towns left in the state of Colorado

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Salida, Colorado, 2012
Salida, Colorado
By Laura Chiaroni
30 Sep 2012

A skatepark at the foot of the hills sorrounding the city of Salida. In the background, the big capital letter on the side of the mountain (in this case an “S” standing for Salida) is a frequent element in the landscape of the West

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Grand Junction, Colorado, 2012
Grand Junction, Colorado
By Laura Chiaroni
30 Sep 2012

Spectators of an air show in Grand Junction, the most populous city of western Colorado

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Westcliffe, Colorado, 2012
Westcliffe, Colorado
By Laura Chiaroni
30 Sep 2012

Westcliffe lies in the valley next to the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, the southernmost subrange of the Rocky Mountains

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Victor, Colorado, 2012
Victor, Colorado
By Laura Chiaroni
30 Sep 2012

Sue Kochevar and Micheal Nothaus, a former miner and son of german immigrants, work together in the Fortune Club Diner (one of the only two diners now open in Victor). Everyday the Fortune Club serves breakfast and lunch to the workers of the Victor gold mine

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Keota, Colorado, 2012
Keota, Colorado
By Laura Chiaroni
30 Sep 2012

Keota was a station stop on the Colorado-Wyoming Division of the Burlington Missouri Railroad. After the severe dust storms and the Great Depression of the Thirties, it began the depopulation of the town. In 1975 the station was abandoned and the trackage completely removed. Today Keota is almost totally uninhabited

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Ouray, Colorado, 2012
Ouray, Colorado
By Laura Chiaroni
30 Sep 2012

Ouray is a former mining town built in the second half of the 19th century. The entire present-day economy of Ouray is based on tourism and the town bills itself as the “Switzerland of America” because of its geographic position

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Central City, Colorado, 2012
Central City, Colorado
By Laura Chiaroni
30 Sep 2012

Central City, “the richest square mile on Earth” is one of the most famous cities linked to the gold rush of the 19th century. As the mineral extraction became less profitable, Central City started its conversion from mining to gambling town and it now hosts several casinos

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Sant'Elmo, Colorado, 2012
Sant'Elmo, Colorado
By Laura Chiaroni
30 Sep 2012

A view of a house in the former mining village of Sant'Elmo

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Red Cliff, Colorado, 2012
Red Cliff, Colorado
By Laura Chiaroni
30 Sep 2012

Estabilished in 1879 by silver miners, Red Cliff has today a population of less than 300 people

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Silverton, Colorado, 2012
Silverton, Colorado
By Laura Chiaroni
30 Sep 2012

Frank Montonati shows an old photograph of his ancestors, moved from northern Italy to Colorado in 1870. Frank is a mining engineer and since 1966 he has worked in mining camps all over the world. Today he coordinates the operations in his own gold mine in Silverton together with his son

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Goldfield, Colorado, 2012
Goldfield, Colorado
By Laura Chiaroni
30 Sep 2012

Goldfield was built at the end of the 19th century to give shelter to the hundreds of miners working in the area. Nowadays Goldfield is nearly a ghost town. Behind the few wooden cabins left, the Cripple Creek & Victor gold mine is still active. It is property of the south african company AngloGold Ashanti and it is the most productive gold mine of Colorado

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Nederland, Colorado, 2012
Nederland, Colorado
By Laura Chiaroni
30 Sep 2012

Bo, the Iceman, and Lexi after their monthly transport of dry ice. Since 1994 Bo is the caretaker of the frozen corpse of Bredo Morstel, a norwegian man got hibernated after death by his son and kept by that time in a bizarre cryogenic center in Nederland. In order to keep the temperature inside the coffin low enough to mantain the corpse, Bo must carry once a month more than 1,500 pounds of dry ice with his pick-up truck from Boulder to Nederland

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Hooper, Colorado, 2012
Hooper, Colorado
By Laura Chiaroni
30 Sep 2012

San Luis Valley is considered among specialists one of the most proficuous places in the United States for UFO sightings. Judy Messoline is the owner of the UFO Watchtower in Hooper, Colorado. After closing her cattle ranche because of the dry weather conditions, in 2000 she began this activity on the same property. Since that moment the center reported 66 UFO sightings and more than 20,000 among tourists and campers every year

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Keota, Colorado, 2012
Keota, Colorado, 2012
By Laura Chiaroni
30 Sep 2012

Chris and Nathan, students at the University of Boulder, in the ghost town of Keota during the set-up for a photographic project about the declining power of the United States of America

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Genoa, Colorado, 2012
Genoa, Colorado
By Laura Chiaroni
30 Sep 2012

Jerry Chubbuck, a retired sheriff, is the caretaker of the Wonder Tower in Genoa. In the building have been stored thousands of oddities and other bizarre items found by Jerry himself during 60 years of quests in the West. Before the abandonment of the town, the Wonder Tower used to host a restaurant, now partially converted into Jerry's house

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Montrose, Colorado, 2012
Montrose, Colorado
By Laura Chiaroni
30 Sep 2012

Graffiti portraying the final scene of the 1969 western movie True Grit. The film was entirely shot in Ouray and Montrose Counties. John Wayne won the only Academy Award of his long career for the role of Rooster Cogburn in this picture

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Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado, 2012
Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado
By Laura Chiaroni
30 Sep 2012

In 2012 more than 4000 wildfires burned across the state of Colorado. They caused the death of six people and destroyed 370,000 acres of forest with an estimated loss of 538 million dollars, according to the reports by the Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control

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Genoa, Colorado, 2012
Genoa, Colorado
By Laura Chiaroni
30 Sep 2012

The construction of the Interstate 70 diverted all the traffic from the old Route 24, which used to run through the town of Genoa, on the new highway. This is the main cause of the current isolation of Genoa: its population has been cut in half in recent years and its business district is now entirely abandoned

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Pagosa Springs, Colorado, 2012
Pagosa Springs, Colorado
By Laura Chiaroni
30 Sep 2012

The San Juan Shootists meet once a month to hold their Fast Draw championship in Pagosa Springs. During this tournament, based on the romance and legend of the Old West, every shooter must prove his ability in striking a target in less than no time with a real Colt gun