ABOUT JUNKTOWN CINEMA CLUB
Junktown Cinema Club is a Grand Valley-based arts organization that is dedicated to using the medium of cinema to build a more compassionate, resilient, and imaginative local community. We program film screenings to facilitate eye-opening encounters between local and global perspectives, and we organize filmmaking workshops to empower local residents to tell their own stories.
Junktown Cinema Club strives to be a welcoming space for people of all identities & backgrounds. We expect that everyone who participates in our community – from staff to audience members – helps in cultivating an environment of inclusivity, safety, and respect.
Furthermore, we recognize that certain communities in our region have been historically marginalized, and thus have often been systematically excluded from, and felt unwelcome in, many local spaces. For that reason, JCC hopes to especially uplift those who have experienced systemic discrimination and marginalization, whether on the basis of class, race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, nationality, etc.
Last, but certainly not least, we acknowledge that we do this cultural work on traditional Ute Land. Native communities were the first caretakers and stewards of this place we call home, and continue to advocate for the health of the land and the people who reside on it even as they experience the ongoing effects of colonialism. This acknowledgment is a first step towards honoring their legacy and the land that we all share. If you would like to take further action to support Native communities, consider paying a “land tax” to Native land trusts, including the Ute Land Trust: https://www.utelandtrust.org.