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. 


International Ocean Tour, Volume 6
Thursday, June 20| 7 pm

This is the ultimate film event for all ocean lovers. Action. Adventure. Ocean life. Set sail on the tour's sixth voyage with the best in ocean adventures and environmental documentaries on board. These two hours of films are packed with the most inspiring stories from the seven seas and the best water sports action of the year - underwater dance, sharks, poachers, surfing, diving and sailing. An annual Crested Butte tradition. Generously sponsored by Joyce Raby. Running time: 120 minutes. Not yet rated.

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

$15


The Great Buster
Sunday, July 7| 8 pm

The Great Buster celebrates the life and career of one of America’s most influential and celebrated filmmakers and comedians, Buster Keaton. Keaton’s singular, slapstick style, his intensely physical comedy, and his fertile output during the silent film era created his legacy as a true cinematic visionary. A must-see cinematic treat. Running time: 102 minutes. Not yet rated. Please note the earlier start time.

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

$12


Maria By Callas
Sunday, July 14| 7 pm

This is the definitive documentary on the extraordinary life of legendary Greek-American opera singer, Maria Callas. Never-before-seen footage, performances, TV interviews, home movies, family photographs, private letters and unpublished memoirs reveal the essence of an extraordinary woman rising from humble beginnings in New York City to glamorous international superstar. In partnership with the Crested Butte Music Festival. Running time: 118 minutes.

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

$15


At Eternity's Gate
Thursday, August 1| 7 pm

Exploring the final years of Vincent van Gogh’s life, At Eternity’s Gate is a journey inside the world and mind of a person who, despite skepticism and illness, created some of the world's most beloved and stunning works of art. Experience vivid and beautiful scenes based on van Gogh's letters, the events in his life, and moments that are brilliantly and creatively invented. Starring Willem DeFoe as van Gogh. Generously sponsored by Nicholas Reti of the Oh Be Joyful Gallery. Running time: 111 minutes. Not yet rated. 

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

$12


Ask Dr. Ruth
Thursday, August 15| 7 pm

Dr. Ruth revisits being a Holocaust survivor and her career as America's most famous sex therapist in this liberating documentary. It is an inspiring, joyous and entertaining portrait at the vanguard of the women’s movement and the sexual revolution, revealing the darkness Dr. Ruth emerged from to bring light to so many people. Running time: 99 minutes. Not rated.

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

$12


Festival Sneak Peek & Film Guide Party 
Thursday, September 19| 5:30 pm

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Get a sneak peek into the 9th Crested Butte Film Festival with one of the most exciting scheduled films! Be the first in the know by grabbing your copy of the printed program Film Guide – hot off the press. The Sneak Peek film is announced September 1 when the full festival schedule is released online at www.cbfilmfest.org. 

Film Guide Party 5:30 - 6:30 pm
Film starts at 7:00 pm

$12


Destroyer
Thursday, October 17| 7 pm

Nicole Kidman stars as a ruined police detective forced to reconnect with the people who derailed her life. Set in a neo-noir Los Angeles, Kidman is challenged by her past’s demons resurfacing, consuming her with avenging the loss of her partner, seeking redemption and retribution to release years’ worth of guilt and anguish. Running time: 120 minutes. Rated R. 

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

$12


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.