Dave Ortega

March 24, 8:30am - 10:00am MDT. Hosted at Simms Space

part of a series on Taboo


About the speaker

Politics, sex and religion don’t make for great dinner conversation. They do, however, make for an excellent film. It’s probably because they’re all topics we’ve been taught to avoid, and everyone knows that the most delicious fruit is that which is forbidden.

Death is perhaps the most taboo subject of all. Over the last three years a local documentary team followed a family through their grieving process after the loss of their son. Dave Ortega, Creative Director of McKee Wallwork + Co. and co-director of the film, will talk about the power of film and how creative expression can help us overcome one of our deepest fears, as well as explore how the project illuminated some of the interesting ways people respond to death. 

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Additional details

Death, creative expression, and the power of film. Creative breakfast lecture series for the creative community. Next event March 24th!

Simms Space is on the 7th floor of the Simms building downtown, at 4th & Gold. Look for Red Door Brewery or Simms Gym on the street level and take the elevator to 7.

Don’t be scared of the parking! There is plenty of space on this block.