Join us on the third Thursday of every month for the Crested Butte Monthly Film Series, a powerful line up of diverse and inspiring films, audience favorites and new independent cinematic masterpieces.
The Film Series is a partnership of Crested Butte Film Festival and the Center for the Arts Crested Butte and has been generously sponsored by the Community Foundation of the Gunnison Valley.
You can conveniently purchase your ticket online here (includes a processing fee), at the door the evening of the show (beginning 1/2 hour prior to showtime - no fee) or in person at the Center for the Arts, 606 6th Street (no fee).
Some shows do sell out, so purchasing in advance is advisable.
WARREN MILLER'S CHASING SHADOWS
Warren Miller Entertainment releases its 66th snow sports film, CHASING SHADOWS. Watch JT Holmes, Seth Wescott, Caroline Gleich, Steven Nyman, Marcus Caston, and more as they pursue turns on the mountains of our dreams: Chamonix, Alaska’s Chugach, the Chilean Andes, Utah’s Wasatch, and the mightiest range of them all, the Himalaya. These athletes are masters in their element, and with every cliff drop, perfect line, and neck-deep powder turn, they motivate us. Warren Miller once said, "A pair of skis are the ultimate transportation to freedom," and this year, we’re chasing storms, snow, lines that live on the world’s highest peaks, and the freedom that these things grant us. Explore what it means to be inspired, and what it is about exotic locations and snow-covered summits that keep us searching for more. As skiers and snowboarders we chase a feeling, a memory, a storm, a turn — we’ve been chasing it our whole lives and we’ll keep chasing it a lifetime more.
Co-sponsored by the Center for the Arts and CB Snowsports Foundation.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 7 PM - CENTER FOR THE ARTS
Exactly how much does the Government know about you? In January 2013, documentary filmmaker Laura Poitras (recipient of the 2012 MacArthur Genius Fellowship and co-recipient of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service) was several years into making a film about surveillance in the post-9/11 era when she started receiving encrypted e-mails from someone identifying himself as "citizen four," who was ready to blow the whistle on the massive covert surveillance programs run by the NSA and other intelligence agencies. In June 2013, Poitras and Glenn Greenwald flew to Hong Kong for the first of many meetings with the man who turned out to be Snowden. She brought her camera with her. CITIZENFOUR is the film that resulted from this series of tense encounters. In a class by itself. A 100% real-life thriller unfolding minute by minute before our eyes. Running time 1 hr 54 min.
Winner of an Academy Award for best documentary and Emmy Award for exceptional merit in documentary filmmaking.
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 17, 7 PM - CENTER FOR THE ARTS CRESTED BUTTE
THE WOLFPACK was a smash hit at Sundance Film Festival and winner of its U.S. Documentary Grand Jury Prize. It tells the fascinating, true-life account set in an apartment on the Lower East Side of Manhattan where a family of eight is literally locked away from society by their father who holds the only key. The six Angulo brothers learn about the outside world through the films that they watch. Nicknamed The Wolfpack, the brothers spend their childhood re-enacting their favorite films using elaborate, homemade props and costumes. With no friends and living on welfare, they feed their curiosity, creativity, and imagination with film, which allows them to escape from their feelings of isolation and loneliness - until one day, one of the brothers escapes. "A fascinating - and ultimately haunting - true urban tale." Running time: 90 minutes. Rated R.
THURSDAY, JANUARY 21, 7 PM - CENTER FOR THE ARTS CRESTED BUTTE
ACADEMY AWARD NOMINATED "BEST LIVE ACTION SHORTS"
Join us for a special evening of Oscar nominated films. See the best, short narrative films from around the world as selected by the Academy members. Then, watch on Sunday, February 28 to see which film wins the coveted Oscar. These films are short, fun, daring, and comedic. Running time: 112 minutes. These films have not been rated.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 7 PM - CENTER FOR THE ARTS CRESTED BUTTE
A massive, new ski area deep in the wilds of British Columbia...sounds good, right? Maybe not. For 25 years, local people - First Nations, conservationists, backcountry skiers, and snowboarders - have clashed with developers over a proposed, large-scale ski resort in the Jumbo Valley. To the people of the Ktunaxa nation, the valley is home to 400 generations of their ancestors, and also to the grizzly bear. JUMBO WILD shows both sides of this dream/nightmare scenario and asks the question, “If we don't stand up for this valley, what will we do for the next one?” Panel discussion to follow. Co-sponsored by High Country Conservation Advocates. Running time: 60 minutes. This film is not rated.
THURSDAY, MARCH 19, 7 PM - CENTER FOR THE ARTS CRESTED BUTTE