Red Carpet, Discount Films, Free Dessert


Sounds like a fun night out!

Join us for the premiere

Academy Night at Film Festival Flix

for more inspirational short films.

                                            Wednesday, August 19

Landmark Theatre – Greenwood Village

6:15 – Red carpet/cash bar

7:00 – Showtime
Followed by ticket holder dessert reception

As many of you learned at the Short Film Festival last month, the same group that provided those Films holds a monthly Film Festival. Your ticket includes a “red carpet” reception, cash bar, movies and dessert!

$5 off the ticket price for Academy members who purchase their ticket(s) online in advance. Tickets are regularly $14 apiece.

(Sorry no discount available at the door)

To purchase tickets,

To purchase tickets,

1) click here to go to the Film Festival Flix website and scroll down to “upcoming events”. 

2) Click “Purchase Tickets now” and find the Evening of Exceptional Shorts Aug. 19. 

3)  Click “Buy Tickets”

4) Then click “Enter Promotion Code” which is right above “order now”.  Enter “Academy”

5) Then click “Apply” and then “order now”.

 Come see why so many people are falling in love with independent film and the Academy’s fall class “Indie Film Inspiration,” starting Sept. 22, 9 Tuesdays from 10 a.m.-noon. Click here to read more about it. Indie Film Inspiration Course


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Profile: Thoroughly Modern Ellie


We are so proud to have had Ellie Greenberg serve as Social Science Chair on The Academy’s Curriculum Committee. Ellie has brought us Academy classics like “All Rise! Our Courts” and Steve Bernard’s courses over the past three years.

Her most recent contribution was coordinating the NEW Academy course this fall: “Modern Family: 21st Century Issues” being presented by various attorney at Gutterman Griffiths PC Family Law. The course starts Oct. 29 and runs for four weeks. Topic areas covered are: Anatomy of a Divorce, types of Colorado marriages, Low Impact Divorce, and marijuana and the legal matters relating to the drug’s place in divorce. Read More about the Modern Family Class by clicking here

A life of learning and social change

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Centennial’s Ellie Greenberg helped organize Martin Luther King’s visit to Littleton in 1964. Photos by Peter Jones

Centennial’s Ellie Greenberg helped organize Martin Luther King’s visit to Littleton in 1964. Photos by Peter Jones

At 82, Centennial’s Ellie Greenberg isn’t done yet


Elinor Greenberg – known as Ellie to her friends – was a strange neighbor when her family built a house in what was then greater Littleton in the late 1950s.

Having received her master’s degree in speech pathology in 1954, she was on the faculties of the University of Colorado and Loretto Heights College at a time when many women were attending the June Cleaver school of stay-at-home moms.

Greenberg and her late husband Manny were also Democrats during a period when the south suburbs were strongly dominated by Republicans.

What’s more, the Greenbergs were outspoken civil-rights activists, even as segregation and white flight to the suburbs were playing out in Arapahoe County.

Last but not least, the family was Jewish.

“One of my motivations for moving out here is I wanted my children to grow up knowing what it is like to be a minority,” Greenberg said. “I felt that was a much better preparation for life.”

As the mother of three continued her career and education for decades, eventually receiving her doctorate in 1981, Greenberg found time to take a leadership role in Littleton’s small, but passionate, civil-rights movement, eventually welcoming an unlikely visit from Martin Luther King Jr.

“My career was in higher education, but it was about creating access to opportunity,” Greenberg said.

Decades later, the activist-educator would travel to Germany’s Dachau concentration camp as part of a high-profile delegation that would be the basis for a local television documentary called Journey for Justice.

Over the years, Greenberg would author nine books, including 2008’s critically popular A Time of Our Own: In Celebration of Women Over Sixty….

Full article here
Ellie Greenberg in The Villager






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