As we wrap up our coverage of the 2018 Mountainfilm Festival in Telluride, Colorado, here is an inside look at the wisdom and experience of the filmmakers we met, courtesy of Brynn Artley.

For an overview of our travels, Ben Glomski and I recorded a podcast depicting our experience during the trip as well as our exclusive interview with the Academy Award-winning director of Moonlight, Barry Jenkins.

We would also like to highlight four of the standout films from the festival now showing across the country. Lindsey Brezinski reviews Time For Ilhan, a documentary about the story of Ilhan Omar of Minneapolis becoming the first Somalian born woman to win elected office in America.  Kyra Beske covers RBGthe story of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and her life as an advocate for women’s rights.  My review of Won’t You Be My Neighbor?, currently in theaters, examines the film’s story of the life of Fred Rogers and his heartwarming outlook on life.  Finally, Brynn Artley reviews the Mountainfilm Film Festival’s jury- and audience-award winning Minding the Gap, a story about skateboarding in a lower-class neighborhood that is auto biographical for director Bing Lui.

Stay tuned for upcoming special issues on the work of auteur Stanley Kubrick.