Film looks behind the scenes at state senator's experience


“The Last Bill, a Senator's Story” is a behind-the-scenes documentary of former state Sen. Linda Newell's real-life story carrying bills through the Legislature.

A screening of the film, presented by the Rotary Club of Five Points Denver, is planned for Wednesday, Oct. 11 at the Posner Center for International Development, 1031 33rd St., Denver. After watching the film, participants will engage in an open dialogue on peaceful problem-solving and healthy communication in government.

A meet-and-greet happy hour begins 6 p.m. The 27-minute film will start promptly at 7, and a Q&A session with Newell, a Democrat from Littleton, will follow until 8 p.m. Tickets are available at

A portion of the proceeds will support Newell's civic education initiative, developing academically aligned film curriculum guides to be used in K-12 schools across the state. Additional proceeds will benefit the Rotary Club of Five Points Denver's local and national initiatives locally and nationally through the Rotary Foundation's End Polio Now campaign.

The Rotary Club of Five Points Denver prioritizes providing humanitarian services to Northeast Denver neighborhoods in and around the Five Points community, with a focus on youth engagement in local schools and support of community events and programs.

After eight years of public service, Newell recently termed out of the Colorado Legislature and is now producing mini-documentaries and events to educate people of all ages about our government - to see how it really works, from the inside.

The film follows Newell, joined by Sen. Kevin Lundberg, through the process as she works her suicide prevention and service animals bills. See how she is challenged from across the aisle and her attempts at bipartisanship, all with a bit of humor and fortitude.

View the trailer at Check out her Facebook page at


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