Ron Melmon, Bryan Reinhart, Christopher Johnson | 2018 | 74 min.
2020 Official Selection
Ever since its transformation from an over-the-hill mining town to a world class ski resort, Telluride has been a diverse mix of ski bums, trust funders, back-to-the-land hippies, liberal second-home owners, urban dropouts and savvy business entrepreneurs. But the one thing they all agreed upon was that they weren’t going to let developers run the show. So when a multinational corporation proposed an Aspen-style development of trophy homes on the 600 acre gateway to Telluride’s box canyon, the citizens of Telluride said, “NO WAY!” Forever Wild is their story – an eclectic community’s monumental challenge to raise $50 million dollars in three months to purchase the valley floor and pull off an environmental triumph.