PUBLIC HOUSE SCREENINGS AND EVENTS

202 Elk Ave, Crested Butte, CO 81224

Crested Butte Film Festival is excited to partner with Public House to host a series of free film presentations and talks. Set in an intimate venue downstairs, these presentations will expand your knowledge of film and put you face-to-face with visiting filmmakers.

These events are free for Passholders and 'pay what you'd like' for ticket buyers and will close when at capacity.


Friday, September 29


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Behind the Scenes: Composing Music for Film (talk)

Join Ian McLeod, Founder/Composer of Cleod9 Music, and the composer of festival film, Chocolate Spokes, as he hosts a panel of filmmakers (David Byars, No Man's Land, and Amanda Zackem, American Psychosis) to discuss the process of creating a film score. Ian will host an open dialogue about the benefits and challenges of working with a composer. The panelists will also debate how their visions, budgets and timelines affect the development of a soundtrack.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 - 10 AM PUBLIC HOUSE


THE GUYS NEXT DOOR    

Amy Geller, in person | click for director bio |
Allie Humenuk
(USA/Italy, 2016, 75 mins)

Intimate, soulful and heartwarming, a genuine portrait of a real "Modern Family."

Erik and Sandro are a gay married couple whose friend Rachel is the surrogate mother for their first, and hopefully their second, daughter. Rachel, who’s in her 40s, is married to Tony, and they have three children of their own. Together, they form a unique cadre and offer a loving glimpse into a modern American family.

This film has been generously sponsored by Tony Barnard and Rick Barnhart.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 - 1  PM PUBLIC HOUSE

Also plays SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30 - 1  PM MAJESTIC THEATRE #1


DUGMA: THE BUTTON

Paul Salahadin Refsdal
(Norway, 2017, 58)

Perhaps our most challenging and controversial film.

An intimate portrait of suicide bombers working for Al Qaeda in Syria. From the Saudi who loves singing and fried chicken, to a 26-year-old white British convert who worries about his new wife, this remarkable film follows an unlikely bunch of "martyrdom seekers", each waiting their turn to go on a final mission, known by Jihadis as 'Dugma'. In scenes of contemplative beauty, this profound documentary lays bare the faith and doubt at the core of men who seek to become suicide bombers.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 - 3 PM PUBLIC HOUSE
*ONE SHOWING ONLY


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Behind the Scenes: The Making of The Last Honey Hunter (film and presentation)

Ben Knight, in person  | click for director bio |
Renan Ozturk
(USA/Nepal, 2017, 35 mins)

In the mist-shrouded mountains of Nepal’s Hongu River valley, the Kulung people carve their lives out of the land and practice an ancient form of animism structured around the god Rongkemi. There you will find a wiry and unassuming man named Mauli Dhan Rai, who is believed to be chosen by the gods for the perilous rite of honey harvesting.

Please join filmmaker, Ben Knight (The Last Honey Hunter), the Ganesha Cookstove Project and the dZi Foundation for a pop-up event to support the foundation's mission and the people of Nepal as The North Face presents a ten-minute short film on the making of The Last Honey Hunter. 

Complimentary drinks and light appetizers will be supplied by Montanya Distillers.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 - 4:30 PM PUBLIC HOUSE


Saturday, September 30


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YOUTH V GOV

Christi Cooper, in person | click for director bio |
Kelsey Juliana, lead plaintiff, in person
(USA, Work in Progress, 18 mins)

There can be no more appropriate suit filed in this land than the youth of America suing their government over climate change.

In a groundbreaking civil rights lawsuit, 21 youth take the US government to court for creating a climate emergency that threatens the future. Experts will testify. Whistleblowers will talk. The youth will share their testimonies. And the weight of this court’s decision, and possibly humanity, hangs in the balance.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30 - 10 AM PUBLIC HOUSE
*ONE SHOWING ONLY


STARLESS DREAMS

Mehrdad Oskouei
(Iran, 2016, 72 mins)

With incredible empathy, Starless Dreams delivers an unforgettable cinematic portrayal of restored innocence and humanity.

A haunting portrait of stolen childhood, Starless Dreams plunges the viewer into the lives of seven young teenage girls sharing temporary quarters at a rehabilitation and correction center on the outskirts of Tehran. The film follows a group of under 18-year-old girls taken into care for a variety of reasons ranging from drug dealing and trafficking  to pick-pocketing and manslaughter.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30 - 1 PM PUBLIC HOUSE
*ONE SHOWING ONLY


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BODEGA DE EDGAR

Edgar Torres, in person
Nick Cavalier
(USA, 2017, 12 mins) - World Premiere

Meet a winemaker on film and in person, then taste some of his fabulous wines. 

Edgar Torres came to this country at age five. Illegally. Forgoing college, he instead put all his family's money into four barrels of wine and started a vineyard in Paso Robles, CA. Please join Edgar for the remarkable short film that dramatizes his life, Bodega de Edgar, then join him afterward for conversation, and best of all, some hearty pours of his exquisite wine.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30 - 3 PM PUBLIC HOUSE
*ONE SHOWING ONLY


QUAFF KINGS

Hugo Cordova, in person
(USA, 2017, 57 mins)
World Premiere

Last, but certainly not least, get ready for an incredible story, an incredible beer-drinking game, and maybe the time of your life. 

Need something a little lighter during your festival? This is one of our favorite, most different and rewarding films of the year. A mixture of shuffleboard, chugging beer, and a special trick round (flames included.)

Athletic drinking? That's just the beginning...Set in the snowy backyards of Boulder's Martin Acres neighborhood, Quaff Kings is the incredible, thirst-quenching, true story about a rag-tag, hippie-flavored drinking team's quest to take on the world and achieve beer glory. Pass me another draft of that PBR!

This film has been generously sponsored by James Brennan, Wendy Chatham and CB Enterprises.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30 - 4:30 PM PUBLIC HOUSE

Also plays FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 - 1 PM MAJESTIC THEATRE #2