A powerful line up of diverse and inspiring films, audience favorites, and new independent cinematic masterpieces.

The Monthly Film Series is a partnership of Crested Butte Film Festival and the Center for the Arts Crested Butte.

Tickets are available at the door the evening of the show (no fee for cash or check) or online below (fee).

We’re on a mission to eliminate plastic waste from all of our events! If you plan to enjoy a beverage with your film, please bring your own cup. 

Joni 75
Saturday, March 2 | 7 pm | $20

Join an incredible array of singers and musicians who came together to honor one of the world’s most remarkable artists, Joni Mitchell, on her 75th birthday. The hand-selected group of peers and protégés including Brandi Carlile, Glen Hansard, Emmylou Harris, Norah Jones, Chaka Khan, Diana Krall, Kris Kristofferson, Los Lobos with La Marisoul, Cesar Castro & Xochi Flores, Graham Nash, Seal, James Taylor, Rufus Wainwright and more paid tribute to the iconic artist, performing songs from all stages of Mitchell’s life and career, across her entire catalog of 19 studio albums. Captured over two nights in November 2018 by The Music Center at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles, the entire concert, along with special behind-the-scenes interviews with the artists.

As an artist, Mitchell performed with an emotional honesty that resonated with a wide audience. The unifying effect of Mitchell’s music rings out with a closing group singalong to “Big Yellow Taxi” during which Mitchell herself is captured on camera. But the biggest moment, the most emotional, is saved for the end when the celebrated singer takes to the stage to blow out candles on a cake after the crowd serenades her with “Happy Birthday.”

The Biggest Little Farm
Thursday, March 21 | 7 pm

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The inspirational story of how a Los Angeles foodie couple quit the city, moved an hour north of one of the most polluted metropolitan centers on Earth, and pursued their dream of growing every ingredient she could possibly want to cook with. Co-Sponsored by Mountain Roots Food Project. Please join us for a delicious farm-to-table dinner at The Depot before the film highlighting the great work of Mountain Roots. Visit www.cbfilmfest.org for complete details. 

Running time: 91 minutes.

Not rated. 

Cocktails: 5:30 p.m.

Dinner: 6:30 p.m.

Doors open at 7:30 pm.
Film starts at 8:00 pm.

$12 for film only; $50 for dinner and movie 


Andy Irons: Kissed By God
Thursday, April 18| 7 pm

Andy Irons was a three-time world surfing champion and the working-class hero of Kauai, Hawaii. He also struggled with bipolar disorder and opioid and alcohol addiction. As the opioid crisis rises to a national emergency in the United States, the untold story of Andy’s life serves to tear down the myths associated with these two ferocious diseases.

Running time: 109 minutes. Not rated (but includes language and heavy drug use). 

Doors open at 6:30 pm.
Film starts at 7:00 pm.


Monthly Film Series 6-Pack & 12-Pack Punch Cards

Are you a serious film-buff who wants access to independent film year-round? Consider purchasing a 6-Pack or 12-Pack Punch Card - and they make great gifts.

The Punch Card is valid for entry to our regular $12 Monthly Film Series films at the Crested Butte Center for the Arts and may be shared (one punch per person per entry). It may not be used for admittance to special event films such as Warren Miller, Ocean Film Tour, etc. Please note this is valid for the Monthly Film Series only and does not include the annual Crested Butte Film Festival in the Fall.

Crested Butte Film Festival
September 26 - 29, 2019

Over 100 films. Four Days. One beautiful place. The Crested Butte Film Festival is a fall celebration of award-winning international films, filmmaker talks, celebrities, parties and events. Indulge your passion for film with narratives, documentaries, outdoor adventure, shorts and children’s films at a variety of local venues. Complete schedule available September 1 at cbfilmfest.org with a variety of pass options.