Film and TV

Ghosts of the West Director Ethan Knightchilde Talks Ghost Towns

History buffs and Southwest aficionados take note. Denver-based director Ethan Knightchilde's documentary Ghosts of the West is playing at FilmBarfor a special one-night-only event hosted by local historian Marshall Shore. Ten years in the making, his haunting look at ghost towns has been wildly popular, selling out its screenings in Colorado with lines forming an hour before showtime. Knightchilde spoke with Jackalope Ranch about the Arizona locations in the film, the difficulties in filming the documentary, and why it's been so popular in its limited release.

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Heather Hoch is a music, food, and arts writer based in Tucson. She enjoys soup, scotch, Electric Light Orchestra, and walking her dog, Frodo.
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