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Film Celebrates the 40-Year Love Story of One of the First Gay Couples to Marry and Their Decades-Long Fight for Legal Status

​Join us for a FREE advance screening of Limited Partnership, a film by Thomas G. Miller and Kirk Marcolina. As part of the Community Cinema series, this film is distributed by the Independent Television Service (ITVS), and Independent Lens. Limited Partnership uncovers the often untold history of the activism that has led us to a historical point, as the Supreme Court imminently is set to rule on same-sex marriage. Light refreshments will be served and a community discussion will follow the film.

The film chronicles the 40-year love story between Filipino American​, Richard Adams​, and his Australian husband, Tony Sullivan. In 1975, thanks to a courageous county clerk in Boulder, Colorado, Richard and Tony were one of the first same-sex couples to be legally married in the world. Richard immediately filed for a green card for Tony based on their marriage. But unlike most heterosexual married couples who easily obtain legal status for their spouses, Richard received a denial letter from the Immigration and Naturalization Service stating, “You have failed to establish that a bona fide marital relationship can exist between two faggots.” Outraged at the tone, tenor, and politics of the letter, and to prevent Tony’s impending deportation, the couple decided to sue the U.S. government, initiating the first federal lawsuit seeking equal treatment for a same-sex marriage in U.S. history.

WHAT: FREE preview screening of Limited Partnership, followed by a community discussion.

WHENThursday, May 21, 2015 at 6 p.m.

WHERE: Mancos Public Library, 211 West First Street

For more information, visit:

About the Filmmakers

Thomas G. Miller (Producer/Director) has worked on documentaries and in public television since 1994. He associate produced the Sundance award-winning film Licensed to Kill (POV, PBS), and co-produced the recent award-winning film Code Black. He co-produced and edited Fender Philosophers for PBS and Camp Out for Logo TV. He edited the feature documentary films, Good Kurds, Bad Kurds and Home of the Brave. He produced and directed the award-winning feature documentary, ONE BAD CAT: The Reverend Albert Wagner Story (Ovation). Other credits include producing television films for Discovery, and WNET’s series on disabilities, People in Motion. Miller is also on the board of the International Documentary Association and has been teaching editing, documentary filmmaking, and mentoring the Sloan Science films at the USC School of Cinematic Arts since 2004. He is a member of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and the Writer’s Guild of America, West. He is also a pediatrician and has served as medical consultant for Sesame Street and other film and television series. He graduated with a BS degree in zoology from The University of Michigan, an MD from the Medical College of Ohio, and an MFA from the USC School of Cinematic Arts.

Kirk Marcolina (Producer) has worked in television and documentary filmmaking for nearly 20 years. Most recently, he produced and directed The Life and Crimes of Doris Payne, an award-winning documentary about an 80-year-old jewel thief that premiered at Hot Docs in 2013. He also produced and directed the feature documentary, Camp Out (Logo TV) about the first Bible Camp for gay teenagers. Marcolina’s television work includes co-executive producing Boy Meets Boy (Bravo), Gay Weddings(Bravo), Switched (ABC Family) and That Yin Yang Thing (TLC). Marcolina also directed the Disney Channel documentary series Bug Juice and has edited many reality-based and documentary series. Marcolina has taught Documentary Production at California State University, Long Beach and was a Trustee of the International Documentary Association. He received his MFA in Film and Video Production from the University of Southern California and his BA in Communication from the University of Pennsylvania.

About Community Cinema

Community Cinema is a national civic engagement initiative featuring free screenings of films from the Emmy® Award-winning PBS series Independent Lens. Presented by Independent Television Service (ITVS) in partnership with local public television stations and community organizations, these in-person events and online social screenings bring community members together to learn, discuss, and get involved in key social issues of our time. For a complete lineup and more information about the Community Cinema series visit:

About Independent Lens

Independent Lens is an Emmy® Award-winning weekly series airing on PBS Monday nights at 10:00 p.m. The acclaimed series features documentaries united by the creative freedom, artistic achievement, and unflinching visions of independent filmmakers. Presented by Independent Television Service, the series is funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people, with additional funding from PBS and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. For more visit Join the and on Twitter @IndependentLens.

Life Is An Adventure @ Mancos Public Library With “Impressions of India”, A Slideshow and Talk with Photographer, Barbara Grist ​On Friday, May 22 at 7 pm

Local photographer, ​Barbara Grist presents​, “Impressions of India”, a slideshow and talk​. Join Barbara to see through her lens, the patterns, contrasts, expressions, diversity of culture, and many religions of India from her 2012 trip. Hear the stories about these photographs and share in some tea and conversation. A selection of Barbara’s photographs of India are on display at the library through May 28th.​

2015BarbGristIndiaFlyerjpegAbout Barbara Grist

Barbara Grist is a retired Art educator who has lived in Cortez for over 34 years.  She has been in business for herself offering commercial, personal and Fine Art photography in her studio Barbara Grist Photography for over 17 years.

As an artist she has exhibited at the Open Shutter Contemporary Photography Gallery in Durango, Center for Fine Art Photography in Ft. Collins, Elinoff Fine Art Gallery in Telluride, Cortez Recreation Center, Durango Art Center, Cortez Cultural Center, Desert Pearl Gallery, Main Street Gallery and has won numerous awards in shows at the Cortez Cultural Center & Mexico, a National Merit Award in the magazine BLACK & WHITE + COLOR October 2011, and a portrait in the national Portrait 2014 show at the Center for Fine Art Photography in Ft. Collins. Two of her Mexican folkloric dance images were on the cover of Arts Perspective magazine in 2008 & 2011.

Her work can be found in the permanent collection in Southwest Memorial Hospital and in various private collections around the world. Various images grace the walls of Durango Space in Durango, The Farm Bistro, Exponential Engineering, Heart Path House in Cortez.

Barbara has been an Artist in Residence at the Aspen Guard Station twice and also at Willowtail Springs. She teaches photography workshops through the Road Scholar program and art classes at her Balsam Street studio. She also creates fused glass & silver jewelry and masks.

You can view more of her work on her website:

Free Quilting Workshop: Yo-Yo Project on Tuesday, May 19 from 12:30 – 3:00 p.m.


The Mancos Public Library with the Dolores Mountain Quilters offers a FREE quilting workshop at the library. ​This will be a hand sewing project  to make Yo-Yo’s, tiny circles of fabric, gathered at the edges and sewn together to create a three-dimensional effect. If possible, please bring fabric, needle, thread, thimble and scissors. Limited fabric and supplies are available. Teens are welcome, and children under 13 can join with an adult.

Please RSVP by Monday, 5/18 to Mancos Public Library at 970-533-7600  or email

Special Program – Nepal: The Beauty of the Land and People and Challenges for Earthquake Relief



Thursday, May 14th @ 7 pm at Mancos Public Library

This is a FREE slideshow presentation and talk by Mancos resident Sherry Grazda. Sherry’s slides show the astonishing beauty of Nepal from a recent pre-earthquake trek. Learn how the area’s geography and geology contribute to the overwhelming devastation, impact on human lives, and challenge for relief efforts in the aftermath of April’s earthquake. Information about donating to the most effective and reliable organizations involved in the relief efforts will be provided.

Words to Grow On

Watch your child learn amazing words and discover how to build your child’s vocabulary every day!

A FREE program for children 4 and 5 years old and their parents.  Parents are welcome to attend with or without their preschoolers!

Fun! Food!  Free Books!  Stories and activities!


Parent education!  Great for kindergarten readiness!

If you are interested in learning more about this program or participating, please call Sherry at (970)769-3879 or the library (ask for Amy or Lee) at (970)533-7600. 

Yarn Group Meets Tuesdays


Are you interested in learning to crochet or knit? Or are you looking for a more challenging or creative crochet or knitting project?  Join skilled enthusiast, Kathy Graf, to start stitching. This group meets on Tuesdays  at 6 p.m. at the library. Teens and adults are welcome, come to any or all of the sessions that you like. This is a free program. Limited supplies of crochet hooks, needles and yarn are available or please bring your own. To sign-up or for more information please call Kathy Graf at 970-565-7600 ext. 206 or email

Join the 2015 Great Decisions group at the Mancos Public Library

 The Great Decisions group at the Mancos Public Library is seeking new members to join our discussion group that will begin monthly meetings in January 2015. The day and time for meetings will be determined based on the availability of facilitator and group members. 
The 8 topics for Great Decisions 2015 are as follows:
o Russia and the Near Abroad
o Privacy in the Digital Age
o Sectarianism in the Middle East
o India Changes Course
o U.S. Policy Toward Africa
o Syria’s Refugee Crisis
o Human Trafficking in the 21st Century
o Brazil’s Metamorphosis
Please contact Shaine Gans at 533-7600 ext. 202 or to sign-up for the 2015 Great Decisions Booklet before December 31st
More about Great Decisions…..
Great Decisions is America’s largest discussion program on world affairs. The program model involves reading one chapter each month from the Great Decisions Briefing Book, watching a segment of the DVD at the meeting, and participating in a group discussion about a designated global issue. For more information about Great Decisions visit

AmazonSmile and You may help the Mancos Public Library!

Are you shopping at for the holidays? Use this link for the AmazonSmile program and a portion of your purchase will be donated to Mancos Friends of the Library. AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Mancos Friends of the Library every time you shop, at no extra cost to you. When you shop at AmazonSmile you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to Mancos Friends of the Library.

New 24/7 Library Service — information resources/databases

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To access the database you will need your patron id information. The patron id information is the 5 digit number on your library card preceded by this set of 9 numbers: 282040000*****. The *****’s will be replaced by your unique 5 digit patron bar-code number. For help or more information please call the library at 970.533.7600.