(Senegal, 2019, 104 mins)
You've seen the Docs. Now see the first scripted film on the refugee crisis.
In a popular suburb of Dakar, workers on the construction site of a futuristic tower, without pay for months, decide to leave the country by the ocean for a better future. Among them is Suleiman, the lover of Ada, promised to another.
FRI 9/27 - 12 PM Majestic #1
BLINDED BY THE LIGHT
(UK, 2019, 120 mins)
A coming-of-age story, set to a Boss soundtrack.
It’s 1987. Aspiring writer Javed feels trapped by the British class system and the expectations of his Pakistani parents. There is no place for a poet and a dreamer. Then his mind is blown by a Bruce Springsteen album. Bruce understands and speaks to his dreams and ambitions! What follows is an exuberant, poignant, and funny tale; the Boss gives one immigrant teenager hope to find his own Thunder Road. By the director of BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM.
This film has been generously sponsored by Patty, Reid, Brad, and Matt Figel; and by Anne and Bill Ronai.
BLINDED BY THE LIGHT will continue to play at the Majestic Theatre until October 3, additional ticket purchase required.
FRI 9/27 - 9 AM Majestic #1
FRI 9/27 - 6 PM Majestic #1
SUN 9/29 - 8:30 PM Majestic #2
(France, 2019, 77 mins)
Have you ever loved anything so much you would do ANYTHING for it?
Straight from the Directors' Fortnight at the Cannes Film Festival and directed by the cult visionary, Quentin Dupieux, comes this year's "Dark Discovery" selection. A man's obsession with his $9,000 designer, deerskin jacket causes him to go to great lengths, and into a life of crime, to become the sole person on the planet...wearing a coat.
FRI 9/27 - 11 PM Center
Jocelyn DeBoer, Dawn Luebbe
(USA, 2019, 95 mins)
"This is not my beautiful house...this is not my beautiful wife."
In this odd and wonderfully upbeat, absurdist take on the American dream (where everyone wears braces), soccer moms Jill and Lisa compete for acceptance in a bizarre modern suburbia. Starring and written by improv comedians Jocelyn DeBoer and Dawn Luebbe, GREENER GRASS takes us on a dark ride through an upper-middle-class community where domestic bliss always seems to be just one lifestyle tweak away. Anyone want to trade babies...?
This film has been generously sponsored by Denise & Blake Hawk; Bev Lueckemeyer; and by Becky Frey.
FRI 9/27 - 9 PM Majestic #1
(USA, 2019, 101 mins)
The darkly comic tale of the sexual, psychological, and moral unraveling of an obsessive-compulsive mom.
Wendi McLendon-Covey (BRIDESMAIDS) stars in this comic drama as a stay-at-home mom whose seemingly picture-perfect life is coming apart at the seams. Writer-director Debra Eisenstadt sidesteps the orderly three-act path toward redemption with an unpredictable story of a control freak losing her grip. IMAGINARY ORDER is a provocative combination of emotional fumbling, droll asides, and shrewd insights. Our favorite film at Sundance.
This film has been generously sponsored by Carolyn Niesman.
THU 9/26 - 8 PM Center
SAT 9/28 - 12 PM Center
THE LAST BLACK MAN IN SAN FRANCISCO
(USA, 2019, 121 mins)
Two men launch a quixotic search for "home" in a gentrifying San Francisco.
Few cities trace the same arc of constant reinvention as San Francisco. Fewer still abandon many of their denizens along the way. Caught in the middle of that flux is Jimmie Fails, who dreams of reclaiming the Victorian home his grandfather built years ago. As we watch Jimmie work towards his dream, his undeniable love for San Francisco seeps out of every frame, but so do questions about its lost past, troublesome present, and uncertain future.
This film has been generously sponsored by Crested Butte Family Dental, Chelsea & Dave Stangl; and by Tony Barnard & Rick Barnhardt.
FRI 9/27 - 3 PM Majestic #1
SUN 9/29 - 9 AM Majestic #1
(South Korea, 2019, 132 mins)
Winner of the 2019 "Palme d'Or" at Cannes for best film.
Meet the Park Family: the picture of aspirational wealth. And the Kim Family, rich in street smarts but not much else. Be it chance or fate, these two houses are brought together and soon a symbiotic relationship forms. But this new ecosystem is fragile, and soon enough greed and class prejudice threaten to upend the Kims' newfound comfort. A dazzling and devastating movie that is part modern-day parable and part family drama.
SAT 9/28 - 9 AM Majestic #1
PEANUT BUTTER FALCON
Tyler Nilson (in person), Michael Schwartz (in person)
Shia LaBoeuf (in person)
(USA, 2019, 98 mins)
A buddy movie unlike any you’ve seen before.
In this modern-day, Mark Twain-like fable, Zak, miserably housed in a nursing home, is without family and without options. He’s young. He has Down Syndrome. He watches an old video on repeat of the famous Bayou wrestler, "Saltwater Redneck." Tyler, a fisherman, flees an escalating war with another fisherman, and when an escaped Zac ends up on Tyler’s boat, an unpredictable adventure is on. Shia LaBoeuf, Dakota Johnson, Thomas Haden Church and Zack Gottsagen form unlikely bonds in this deeply appealing film. Not to be missed.
This film has been generously sponsored by James & Shannon Haddaway and Satori Capital; by Elaine Blitz, Carol Blitz Smith & Timothy Covington; and by Stephens, Leigh & Alex Mundy.
PEANUT BUTTER FALCON will continue to play at the Majestic Theatre until October 3, additional ticket purchase required.
SAT 9/28 - 6 PM Majestic #1
SUN 9/29 - 8 PM Majestic #1
Kevin Kolsch, Dennis Widmyer
Amy Seimetz, Actor (in person)
(USA, 2019, 100 mins)
Visiting actor/filmmaker Amy Seimetz stars in the new adaptation of the Stephen King novel.
Dr. Louis Creed and his wife, Rachel, relocate from Boston to rural Maine with their two young children. The couple soon discover a mysterious burial ground hidden deep in the woods near their new home. When tragedy strikes, Louis turns to his neighbor Jud Crandall, setting off a perilous chain reaction that unleashes an unspeakable evil with horrific consequences.
SAT 9/28 - 9 PM Center
Portrait of a Lady on Fire
(France, 2019, 120 mins)
On an isolated island in Brittany at the end of the eighteenth century, a female painter is obliged to paint a wedding portrait of a young woman.
FRI 9/27 - 3 PM Center
SUN DON'T SHINE
Amy Seimetz (in person), Mark Reeb, Executive Producer and Actor (in person)
(USA, 2012, 90 mins)
Visiting filmmaker Amy Seimetz’ writing and directorial debut.
In sunny Florida, things have turned dark for Crystal and Leo, set loose on a tense and mysterious road trip. The purpose of their journey is unclear and the motivations behind their heated altercations and shady errands are hazy. As the couple travels up the Gulf Coast past mangrove fields, trailer parks, and cookie-cutter housing developments, the disturbing details of their excursion gradually begin to emerge, revealing Crystal's sinister past and the couple's troubling future. Subtly cryptic, a classic tale of young lovers on the run.
SUN 9/29 - 12 PM Majestic #1
WOMAN AT WAR
In what is sure to be a Crested Butte favorite, a choir director leads a secret life as an eco-terrorist.
Nearing 50, single and without children, Halla sabotages power lines to an aluminum smelter in idyllic Iceland. As her activism gets bolder, a long-ago decision comes to the fore, both complicating and reinforcing her quest. With urgent environmental and societal messages, and some good old-fashioned entertainment and music, this is the story of one woman’s stubborn effort to be on the green side of history.
This film has been generously sponsored by Denise and Blake Hawk.
In Memoriam: Brit Withey, Denver Film Society.
SAT 9/28 - 3 PM Center