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Narrative Feature Films


Gabriela Pichler    
(Sweden, 2018, 102 mins)    

A perfect window into life in modern Europe.

This deftly layered comedy tells the entertaining story of a declining Swedish town courting a German “super store” to open its doors there. As its multiple story lines draw us in, and its darling, immigrant protagonists cast their spells, the filmmaker subtly mixes social commentary and poignant humor to tell a thought-provoking story of a Europe you’ve never seen before. In Swedish with English subtitles. 

FRI 9/28 - 12:30 PM - Majestic Theatre #2

SAT 9/29 - 3:30 PM - Majestic Theatre #2


Bart Layton
(USA, 2018, 116 mins)
Warren Lipka and Eric Borsuk, in person    

It's our first-ever heist film, and one of the most innovative films of the year!

This ingenious film is based on an actual event at a Kentucky university in 2004, when four college students undertook an improbable and misguided robbery. It turns out, these things don’t come off as smoothly in real life as they do in the movies. This is an extraordinary blend of narrative and documentary filmmaking where the real-life characters serve as narrators.

This film has been generously sponsored by Crested Butte Family Dental; and by David & Emily Rothman and Western's Graduate Program in Creative Writing.

Filmmaker travel has been generously provided by two Anonymous patrons.

THU 9/27 - 5:30 PM - Center for the Arts

SAT 9/29 - 12 PM - Center for the Arts



Ethan Hawke
(USA, 2018, 127 mins) 

BLAZE is the directorial debut of Ethan Hawke and a triumphant musical journey reimagining the life and rocky times of famed Austin musician Blaze Foley, the unsung songwriting legend of the Texas Outlaw Music movement (think Townes Van Zandt, Waylon, and Willie). A man who gave up paradise for the sake of a song. Starring Benjamin Dickey, Alia Shawkat, Josh Hamilton, Charlie Sexton.


SUN 9/30 - 3 PM - Majestic Theatre #1

*One showing only


Bo Burnham    
(USA, 2018, 93 mins)    

Eighth grade can be pretty rough, right? 

Thirteen-year-old Kayla endures the tidal wave of contemporary suburban adolescence as she makes her way through the last week of middle school—the end of her thus far disastrous eighth grade year—before she begins high school. EIGHTH GRADE is a fresh film that's both universal and eternal. Starring Elsie Fisher and Josh Hamilton.

This film has been generously sponsored by Jennie & Sean Reilly; Joanne & David Tagieff; and by Maxine & Mark Rossman - Cherry Creek Theatre.

FRI 9/28 - 3 PM - Majestic Theatre #1

SAT 9/29 - 6 PM - Majestic Theatre #1


Paul Schrader    
(USA, 2018, 108 mins)    

Ethan Hawke stars in this astonishing, otherworldly vision -- a fierce update of TAXI DRIVER.

The Rev. Ernst Toller is a troubled man. He lives uncomfortably in the present and in despair for the future. At night, he drinks alone and confesses his misery in a journal. As events around him increase his anguish and confusion, he struggles with how best to confront them. Also starring Amanda Seyfried. Directed by Paul Schrader.

This film has been generously sponsored by Bob Valentine & Steve Bolton; and by The Patty Figel Family.

FRI 9/28 - 9 PM - Center for the Arts

SUN 9/30 - 6 PM - Center for the Arts


Samuel Maoz    
(Israel, 2017, 102 mins)    

A devastating and humorous look into the absurdity of military culture and war.

A troubled family must face the facts when something goes terribly wrong at their son's desolate military post- or does it? As the father spirals into a whirlwind of anger, he experiences one of life's unfathomable twists- one that rivals the surreal military experiences of his son. FOXTROT is a daring look into loss and grief, and a compelling family tragedy arranged with visionary boldness. Winner of the ‘Grand Jury Prize’ at Venice Film Festival and the Israeli nominee for the Academy Award for 'Best Foreign Film'. In Hebrew with English subtitles. 

This film has been generously sponsored by Bob Valentine & Steve Bolton.

SAT 9/29 - 9:30 AM - Majestic Theatre #2

SUN 9/30 - 9:30 AM - Majestic Theatre #2


Debra Granik    
(USA, 2018, 109 mins)    

Sure to be a Crested Butte favorite -- what does it mean to raise a daughter in the wild?

In this true coming-of-age story, Will and his teenage daughter, Tom, have lived off the grid for years in the forests surrounding Portland, Oregon. When their idyllic life is suddenly shattered, both are placed into protective social services. After clashing against their new confines, they set off on a harrowing journey back to their wild homeland, and finally, to their true selves. Starring Ben Foster and Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie. 

This film has been generously sponsored by Carolyn Niesman; and by Marlene Jaffe.

FRI 9/28 - 6 PM - Center for the Arts

SUN 9/30 - 12 PM - Center for the Arts


Tilman Singer    
(Germany, 2018, 70 mins)    

Welcome to the third year of CBFF's "Dark Discovery" program - destined to give you a pure cinematic fright. 

This year it's LUZ. A young cabdriver drags herself into a run-down police station. A demonic entity follows her, determined to finally be close to the woman it loves. A 16mm, 70s Euro-horror throwback that shocked audiences on the European Festival circuit. Boo!

FRI 9/28 - 11 PM - Center for the Arts

*One showing only

  • 11 pm shows do not require a Queue

  • Seating is first come, first served

  • Free show - donations are welcome

  • Please line up 15 minutes prior to showtime


Lynne Shelton    
(USA, 2017, 109 mins)    

Life is as challenging outside of prison as it is inside.

Chris went to prison at age 18, accused of a crime he didn’t commit. Carol, his former teacher, was his lifeline, ultimately securing his release. Confronted by complicated, confusing relationships on the outside, he is uncertain how to reclaim his life, so turns to Carol, with devastating consequences. Starring Jay Duplass and Edie Falco, who bring intimacy and sensitivity to a story that explores freedom -- not just from prison -- but in life and relationships.

This film has been generously sponsored by Lauren Dix & Steve Thompson; and by Tony Barnard & Rick Barnhart.     

FRI 9/28 - 9 AM - Majestic Theatre #1

SAT 9/29 - 9:30 PM - Majestic Theatre #2


Hirokazu Kore-eda     
(Japan, 2018, 121 mins)   

What makes a family?

Winner of the 2018 Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival, SHOPLIFTERS follows a family of petty thieves that shelters a little girl after learning of the hardships she faces. Barely surviving, this family seems happy together until an unforeseen incident tests the bonds that unite them. In Japanese with English subtitles.  

FRI 9/28 - 9 PM - Majestic Theatre #1

* One showing only