Actor Demián Bichir stars in the new film "Walden: Life in the Woods," which was shot in Colorado.

("Walden: Life in the Woods")

The new film "Walden: Life in the Woods" offers a modern-day, Colorado twist on Henry David Thoreau's influential work about the two years he spent living in nature.

The film was shot entirely in Colorado. Director Alex Harvey told Colorado Matters the state offers a good backdrop to illustrate the contrasts between nature and today's high-tech world. He and several of the film’s actors and crew members are Colorado natives.

The film premiers at the Denver Film Festival, which opens today and runs through November 12.