2013 Films


2013 Film Festival Trailer

Indulge your passion for film and join us for our celebration of 90 films over four days in one beautiful place. Our International film festival features narratives, documentaries, outdoor adventure and shorts as well as free children’s programming and filmmaker talks. Complete schedule available online September 1.


20 Feet from Stardom

Morgan Neville  (Netherlands, 2013, 91 mins)

Jason Zeldes (editor) - in person

Backup singers live in a world that lies just beyond the spotlight. Their voices bring harmony to the biggest bands in popular music, but we've had no idea who these singers are or what lives they lead, until now. Triumphant and heartbreaking in equal measure, the film is both a tribute to the unsung voices who brought shape and style to popular music and a reflection on the conflicts, sacrifices and rewards of a career spent harmonizing with others. Cameos by Mick Jagger, Sting, and Bruce Springsteen.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 - 7:30 P.M. - MAJESTIC THEATRE #1

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 - 9:30 PM -  MAJESTIC THEATRE #1


A Place at the Table

Kristi Jacobson & Lori Silverbush  (USA, 2012, 84 mins)

Fifty million people in the U.S.—one in four children—don’t know where their next meal is coming from, despite our having the means to provide nutritious, affordable food for all Americans. This film examines this issue through the lens of three people who are struggling with food insecurity: Barbie, a single Philadelphia mother who grew up in poverty and is trying to provide a better life for her two kids; Rosie, a Colorado fifth-grader who often has to depend on friends and neighbors to feed her and has trouble concentrating in school; and Tremonica, a Mississippi second-grader whose asthma and health issues are exacerbated by the largely empty calories her hard working mother can afford.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 - 4 P.M. - THE CENTER FOR THE ARTS

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 - 4 P.M. - MAJESTIC THEATRE #1


After Tiller

Martha Shane & Lana Wilson (USA, 2013, 85 mins)

After Tiller intimately explores the highly controversial subject of third-trimester abortions in the wake of the 2009 assassination of practitioner Dr. George Tiller. The procedure is now performed by only four doctors in the United States, all former colleagues of Dr. Tiller, who risk their lives every day in the name of their unwavering commitment toward their patients. Directors Martha Shane and Lana Wilson have created a moving and unique exploration of one of the most incendiary topics of our time, and they’ve done so in an informative, thought-provoking, and compassionate way.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 - 2:30 P.M. - CRESTED BUTTE MOUNTAIN THEATRE

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 - 4:30 P.M. - MAJESTIC THEATRE #2


Bidder 70

Beth and George Gage - in person. Christine and Jeff DeChristopher - in person (USA, 2012, 73 mins)

“The choice you are making today is what side are you on.” -Tim DeChristopher

Bidder 70 centers on an extraordinary, ingenious and effective act of civil disobedience demanding government and industry accountability. In 2008, University of Utah economics student Tim DeChristopher committed an act which would redefine patriotism in our time, igniting a spirit of civil disobedience in the name of climate justice.

Follow Tim, Bidder 70, from college student to incarcerated felon. Redefine justice for yourself. Choose your side. Now that Tim has been released, we wanted to bring this film back in case you missed it and to tell more of this important story.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 - 7 P.M. - MAJESTIC THEATRE #1

*Please note that this film only screens once.


Blood Brother

Steve Hoover (USA, 2013, 92 mins)

Rocky went to India as a disillusioned tourist. When he met a group of children with HIV, he decided to stay and devote his life to them. This unmistakable power of love is celebrated in this story of one man’s decision to move to India and restart his life among the dispossessed.  

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 - 10 A.M. - MAJESTIC THEATRE #1

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 - 7 P.M. - MAJESTIC THEATRE #1


Dear Governor Cuomo

Jon Bowermaster (USA, 2012, 75 mins)

A cross between The Last Waltz and An Inconvenient Truth, Dear Governor Cuomo captures a concert organized on the doorstep of the New York state governor to protest the lifting of a four-year moratorium against hydraulic fracturing (fracking) for natural gas. Featuring actors Mark Ruffalo and Melissa Leo and musicians Natalie Merchant, Joan Osborne, Citizen Cope and dozens more, joined by pre-eminent scientists and activists, the scripted event invites the governor to join the anti-fracking majority in his home state.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 - 5 P.M. - THE CENTER FOR THE ARTS

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 - 9:30 P.M. - CB MOUNTAIN THEATRE


Drinking Buddies

Joe Swanberg (USA, 2013, 90 mins)

Luke and Kate are co-workers at a Chicago brewery, where they spend their days drinking and flirting. They're perfect for each other, except that they're both in relationships. Luke is in the midst of marriage talks with his girlfriend of six years, Kate is playing it cool with her music producer boyfriend Chris. But you know what makes the line between "friends" and "more than friends" really blurry? Beer.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 - 8:30 P.M. - THE CENTER FOR THE ARTS

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 - 7:30 P.M. - THE CENTER FOR THE ARTS


Elemental

Gayatri Roshan, Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee in person.

(USA, 2013, 92 mins)

Elemental tells the story of three individuals united by their deep connection with nature and driven to confront some of the most pressing ecological challenges of our time.  Separated by continents yet sharing an unwavering commitment to protecting nature, the characters in this story are complex, flawed, postmodern heroes for whom stemming the tide of environmental destruction fades in and out of view – part mirage, part miracle.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 - 12 P.M. - MAJESTIC THEATRE #1

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 - 10 A.M. - CB MOUNTAIN THEATRE


Get Together Girls

Vanessa Crocini (Italy/USA, 2012, 76 mins)

Shot across three slums in Kenya, the documentary takes audiences inside the lives and everyday struggles of the members of GtoG (Get Together Girls), a community project helping former street girls to become fashion designers. Founded by a former accountant, Grace Orsolato who left her position at an established Italian firm to give hope, skills and opportunity to Kenyan street girls, GtoG reveals an uplifting and inspirational journey full of cultural differences, dreams and sacrifices that pave the way to a better future.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 - 1:45 P.M. - WEST END PUBLIC HOUSE

*Please note this film only screens once


Possession

Dan Cordle, Jennifer Harlow and Mark Reeb - in person (USA, 2011, 91 mins)

When Beth Carwyn learns of her father's sudden death, she drags her husband Daniel to west Texas. There they find a broken-down shack of a house, curious documents left by her father, and an ominous stranger with a divine interest in the land.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 - 5 P.M. - CB MOUNTAIN THEATRE

*Please note this film only screens once


Rising From Ashes

T.C. Johnstone - in person (USA, 2012, 82 mins)

This film has been generously sponsored by Jan and Gary Friedland, Bob Rottman, and Barbara Goldburg; and Lauren and Bob Lange, and Bob and Emily Pannier.

Two worlds collide when cycling legend Jock Boyer moves to Rwanda, Africa to help a group of struggling genocide survivors pursue their dream of a national team. As they set out against impossible odds both Jock and the team find new purpose as they rise from the ashes of their past.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 - 6 P.M. - THE CENTER FOR THE ARTS

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 - 1:30 P.M. - MAJESTIC THEATRE #1


Rust and Bone

Jacques Audiard (France, 2012, 120 mins) (French with English subtitles)

Put in charge of his young son, Alain leaves Belgium for Antibes to live with his sister and her husband as a family. Alain's bond with Stephanie, a killer whale trainer, grows deeper after Stephanie suffers a horrible accident.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 - 5 P.M. - MAJESTIC THEATRE #1

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 - 1:30 P.M. - MAJESTIC THEATRE #1


Starlet

Sean Baker (USA, 2012, 103 mins)

Starlet  explores the unlikely friendship between 21 year-old aspiring actress Jane (Dree Hemingway) and elderly widow Sadie (Besedka Johnson) after their worlds collide in California's San Fernando Valley.  Jane spends her time getting high with her dysfunctional roommates and taking care of her chihuahua Starlet, while Sadie passes her days alone, tending to her garden.  After a confrontation at a yard sale, Jane finds something unexpected in a relic from Sadie's past. Her curiosity piqued, she tries to befriend the caustic older woman. Secrets emerge as their relationship grows, revealing that nothing is ever as it seems.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 - 2:30 P.M. - THE CENTER FOR THE ARTS

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 - 10:30 A.M. - MAJESTIC THEATRE #2


Superclásico

Ole Christian Madsen (Denmark, 2011, 99 mins)

(Danish and Spanish with English subtitles)

Anna has moved to Buenos Aires to live out her dream of being a sports agent and ends up falling for Argentina's biggest football star. Instead of mailing the divorce papers, her husband Christian flies out with his teenage son to deliver them in person, all the while secretly hoping to win back his wife and his life.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 - 12 P.M. - THE CENTER FOR THE ARTS

*Please note this film only screens once.


The Sapphires

Wayne Blair (Australia, 2012, 103 mins)

The Sapphires is an inspirational tale set in the heady days of the late ‘60s about a quartet of young, talented singers from a remote Aboriginal mission, discovered and guided by a kind-hearted, soul-loving manager (Chris O'Dowd). Plucked from obscurity, the four spirited women with powerhouse voices - called The Sapphires - are given the opportunity to entertain American troops in Vietnam. Catapulted onto the world stage as Australia's answer to the Supremes, their journey of discovery offers them not only the chance to show off their musical skills, but find love and togetherness, experience loss and grow as women.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 - 5:30 P.M. - MAJESTIC THEATRE #2

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 - 4 P.M. - MAJESTIC THEATRE #1


The Truth About Emanuel

Francesca Gregorini (USA, 2013, 96 mins)

Emanuel, a troubled girl, becomes preoccupied with her mysterious, new neighbor, who bears a striking resemblance to her dead mother. In offering to babysit her newborn, Emanuel unwittingly enters a fragile, fictional world, of which she becomes the gatekeeper.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 - 10:00 P.M. - MAJESTIC THEATRE #2

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 - 7 P.M. - THE CENTER FOR THE ARTS

Tiny: A Story About Living Small

Merete Mueller & Christopher Smith - Christopher Smith in person (USA, 2013, 62 mins)

What is home? And how do we find it? TINY follows one couple’s attempt to build a Tiny House from scratch, and profiles other families who have downsized their lives into homes smaller than the average parking space. Through homes stripped down to their essentials, the documentary raises questions about good design, the nature of home, and the changing American Dream.

This film played at CBFF 2012 as a work-in-progress and returns now as a feature.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 - 1:30 P.M. - THE CENTER FOR THE ARTS

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 - 4 P.M. - CB MOUNTAIN THEATRE


Upstream Color

Shane Carruth (USA, 2013, 96 mins)

A man and woman are drawn together, entangled in the life cycle of an ageless organism. Identity becomes an illusion as they struggle to assemble the loose fragments of wrecked lives. Starring Amy Siemetz and Shane Carruth.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 - 2:30 P.M. - MAJESTIC THEATRE #1

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 - 2:00 P.M. - MAJESTIC THEATRE #2

 


Uranium Drive-In

Suzan Beraza (director) - in person. Casey Nay, David Byars, Suze Remec, Michelle Maughan - in person. (USA, 2013, 70 mins)

A once robust Colorado rural mining community is caught in a battle to save itself from economic death by embracing a return to uranium mining and milling, even as health and environmental issues—a result of the last uranium boom—continue to haunt it.

This film played at CBFF 2012 as a secret test screening.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 - 7 P.M. - THE CENTER FOR THE ARTS

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 - 10 A.M. - THE CENTER FOR THE ARTS

(Join us for a paneled discussion on Extractive Industries following this Sunday screening from 11:30 am - 12:30 pm).


Valhalla

Sweetgrass Productions (USA, 2013, 75 mins)

Weaving a narrative story with award-winning, face-melting backcountry ski and snowboard cinematography, Valhalla is a vivid explosion of color, character, snow, and nostalgic soul. It’s the tale of one man’s search to rediscover the freedom of his youth. Feeling the distant heat of it’s fire still burning in the mountains of the frozen north, he goes in search of those tending the flame—the untamed, the wild, and the outcast dwelling on the fringe. Get ready for winter!

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 27 10 P.M. - THE CENTER FOR THE ARTS

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 28 9:30 P.M. - THE CENTER FOR THE ARTS


Where the Trail Ends

Jeremy Grant (USA, 2012, 81 mins)

The world's top freeride mountain bikers search for un-ridden terrain around the globe, ultimately shaping the future of big mountain freeriding.  This unparalleled story documents man's challenge of mother nature and himself showcased through a cast of colorful characters. This is the most progressive and ambitious mountain biking ever attempted resulting in an entertainment adventure unlike anything experienced before.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 - 10 A.M. - THE CENTER FOR THE ARTS

*Please note this is the only screening of this film.