Spring Film Series Thursdays & Fridays April 3 - June 13, 2014

Film Appreciation; the Art Behind the Screen

Classes are Sundays from 5pm-8pm starting April 13, 2014 and ending June 1, 2014

One of the Breck Film Fest's valued volunteers is hosting a film appreciation course. Beginning Sunday, April 13, drop in to Leonardo Santana's class at CMC. Register online and learn more at CMCSpeaks.com. Registration fee is just $35 for eight weeks of learning film insight!

Link HERE to more information.

Spring Film Series

Purchase tickets at the Breckenridge (Backstage) Theater. 
Film begins at 7:00 p.m.

For more information:

(970) 453-0199
PO Box 297
121 South Ridge Street
Breckenridge, CO 80424
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 Presented by the Breckenridge Film Festival & Breckenridge Theater

Location:  Breckenridge Theater

Thursday and Friday evenings; April 3 - June 6; 7:00 p.m. nightly

Ticket Price:  $12 adults/$10 children and seniors (Spring Fever)
$8 adults/$6 children and seniors (Mud Season Madness)

Where to buy tickets:  Breckenridge Theater box office day of the show

April 3 & 4:  McConkey

A heartfelt examination of the legacy one athlete left to the progression of his sports, and the path he paved to conquer his dreams.  Shane McConkey is revered as a pioneer of freeskiing and ski-BASE jumping, and through his talent and ability to use his trademark irreverent humor to inspire countless lives. 
NOTE:  Adult Content, Adventure



 April 10&11: The Scenic Route with Antarctica: A Year on Ice

"The Scenic Route" (short film) explores the lives of young adults who wish to bypass traditional careers and lifestyles despite the resources they are given, in order to pursue a sense of self fulfillment. Unlike radicals of the 60s hippie movement, these young men and women are interested in following their true passions regardless of what societal pressures surround them, but do not wish to revolutionize society.

"Antarctica: A Year on Ice" is a visually stunning chronicle of what it is like to live in Antarctica for a full year, including winters isolated from the rest of the world, while enduring months of unending darkness in the coldest place on Earth.
NOTE: Educational, Family-friendly, Adventure




April 17&18: The Gold Sparrow with We Ride: The Story of Snowboarding

"The Gold Sparrow" (short film) is an animated story set in a crumbling black-and-white futuristic metropolis, void of creativity and color, the city is traversed by The Gold Sparrow and her nefarious side kick, The Ring Leader. Together they scour the gray-scale streets, stealing the color from anyone daring enough to bring art back into their bleak world.

In "We Ride: The Story of Snowboarding," Grain Media and Burn Energy Drink tell the story of snowboarding through the eyes of the people who made it happen. From its origins in the culturally shifting 1960s, to its boom in the 90s, to its acceptance as a mainstream sport, snowboarding has had a roller coaster history.
NOTE: Family-friendly, Adventure, Documentary



April 24&25: Cadaver with Strings

In "Cadaver" (short film), a cadaver wakes up to say a last goodbye to his wife but discovers a truth in death he didn't know in life.

"Strings" is the story of a troubled musician who, in the wake of his daughter's death, seeks out an experimental therapist to turn his life around. When the therapist calls for him to leave everything behind and take on a new identity, the musician realizes his new life isn't what it seems and his therapist is using patients to commit vigilante crimes. After eight years as a criminal, he sneaks back to visit the life he left behind.
NOTES: Adult Content, Drama

 May 1&2: The Assignment with Splendor with Yin & Yang with Sell By Date with Brighton with Rose, Mary & Time (Shorts Night)

"The Assignment" (Short Film) tells a story of an introverted high school student failing his English class who comes of age through a unique classroom assignment.

In "Splendor" (Short Film) circus aerialist Finn continues to hold on to the memory of wife and former aerial partner, Lucie, as he struggles with spirited newcomer Celeste to prepare the featured performance for opening night.

"Yin & Yang" (Short Film) explores the inner thoughts of a young man named Devin as he tries to get a grip on his identity, his sexuality, and his relationships. This piece is entirely spoken word. No dialogue. Just poetry.

In "Sell By Date," (Short Film) after the initial fun of trying for a baby starts to wear off and their failure to conceive puts strain on the relationship,woman is forced to question "just what is so bloody brilliant about pregnancy and motherhood anyway?"

In "Brighton," a man's journey to the south coast of England becomes complicated when a tourist's dangerous promise changes both of their lives.

"Rose, Mary and Time" is a story of second chances in life. It looks at the concept of Kismet. Is our life plan already written?
NOTES: Comedy, Drama, Date Night



May 8&9: Duet with AKA Doc Pomus

"Duet" (Short Film) tells the story of an oboe player with stage fright, who is struck by the talent of a violinist who plays outside his city apartment window. The two find mentors and companions in each other.

"AKA Doc Pomus" - Many people know Doc's songs ("Save the Last Dance for Me," "This Magic Moment," "A Teenager in Love," "Viva Las Vegas," and hundreds of other hits), but they don't know the man behind the lyrics - and that he suffered from polio from an early age.

NOTES: Educational, Music, Senior-friendly, Family-friendly, Date Night, Drama, Documentary
Check www.breckfilmfest.com for information about live music prior to the show.

May 15&16: Light Me Up with Lad: A Yorkshire Story

"Light Me Up" (Short Film) is the collaborative effort of a group of students at Chapman University who wanted to create something imaginative, offbeat, comedic, and heartfelt. The story is of a family of light bulbs who live in the attic of an antique shop and who come out when the store owner leaves for the night to discuss dreams and reality.

Based on a true story, "Lad" is about Tom Proctor following his father's death, which rocks his world. His brother joins the army, his mum is threatened with eviction and Tom gets intro trouble with the police. Tom's life is turned around when he's paired up with park ranger Al Thorpe in this enchanting coming-of-age story set in the stunning Yorkshire Dales.
NOTES: Family-friendly, Date Night, Comedy, Drama



May 22&23: Pizzangrillo with Boom Varietal

In "Pizzangrillo" (Short Film), tired of life, Ettore, 65 years old, everyday tries to find the courage to drive himself and his three wheeler down a country ditch. When Luca, his 10 year old nephew, finds out about his grandfather's intentions, he decides to furtively follow him.

"Boom Varietal" is a documentary that follows the Argentine Malbec wine boom and explores its importance in today's pop culture.
NOTES: Date Night, Drama, Documentary

Check www.breckfilmfest.com for information about a wine tasting event prior to the show.



May 29&30: The Garden of Steven with I'm Harry Clark

In "Garden of Steven," (Short Film) Steven Crosby, a small town missionary in a strange land stumbles upon the low road to salvation with the help of a little Mayan girl, a black magic woman, and a saint with a cigar.

"I'm Harry Clark" hilariously deconstructs the discrepancies between a small time politician's politically correct sound bites and his politically incorrect lifestyle.
NOTES: Comedy, Date Night

Check www.breckfilmfest.com for information about a live comedy routine prior to the show.



June 5&6: Why We Climb with H2indO

"Why We Climb" (Short Film) portrays a connection to nature, a place in the world, an artistic outlet, and a need to constantly push our limits. For this group of Southern California climbers, rock climbing isn't just a sport, it's an outlet, an escape, and a way of life. "Why We Climb" explores this raw passion and commitment through its poetic and cinematography-driven aesthetic.

"H2indO" is an exciting journey to Indonesia with seven of the world's greatest stand up paddlers. Dave Kalama, Connor Baxter, Slater Trout, Talia Gangini, Chuck Patterson, Dave Boehne & Jamie Mitchell spend 12 days on a private boat to stand up paddle Indo's most famous surf breaks.
NOTES: Adventure, Documentary, Family-Friendly

Check www.breckfilmfest.com for information about a paddleboarding demonstration prior to the show.

Great Night Of Film

Photo from Climb To Glory

It was exciting to see the great turnout at Colorado Mountain College for our showing of Warren Miller Entertainment's Climb To Glory. The sold out event was packed with locals throughout the county interested in learning more about the 10th Mountain Division and how it impacted our local mountain communities. The Q & A with Chris Anthony was especially informative and entertaining.

Check back for information about our spring series of films to be shown in collaboration with The Breckenridge Theater.



 Want to learn more? Story by Chris Anthony 

Attendee Testimonial

Angeles R. from Ready to Talk

I had a great time in your festival. I want to thank you again for your dedication and the effort you put in to make a very special festival. I met wonderful people that I'll keep in my heart for ever.

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