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Filmmaker Julian Rubinstein will attend the award-winning documentary screening across the country and in Salida, after completing a successful festival run.

“The Holly” film at the Salida SteamPlant

On Wednesday morning, the City of Salida Arts and Culture Division announced that filmmaker, journalist, and author Julian Rubinstein will be on-hand for a post-film Q&A conversation at the special screening of the documentary film The Holly scheduled for February 17, 2023 at the SteamPlant Event Center.

The film comes to the SteamPlant Theater after a well-received run through various film festivals and ahead of a limited theatrical run in New York City beginning in March. Rubinstein, who grew up in Denver, spent more than a decade investigating and reporting on a story back in Denver that led to his publishing the book “The Holly: Five Bullets, One Gun and the Struggle to Save an American Neighborhood,” and it is the source material for the film.

The Holly centers on Terence Roberts, a former gang member who returned to his Denver community after serving time in prison and has spent the last ten years becoming a well-known activist to reduce gun and gang violence, and his shocking action of shooting a young gang member at a community peace rally. With Roberts now heading to trial where he could face life in prison, the underlying reasons for what actually happened at the rally begin to reveal themselves.

The Holly screening is scheduled to start at 6:30 p.m. with the post-film conversation with filmmaker Julian Rubinstein to commence shortly afterward. Tickets are $9.00.

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