Join Crested Butte Film Festival on the third Thursday of every month for our Monthly Film Series, 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.

Purchasing Tickets

  • To avoid paying a processing fee, you can conveniently purchase your tickets in advance during regular business hours at the Center for the Arts - 606 6th Street, Crested Butte, CO 81224.  

  • Tickets are also available online (includes a processing fee) or at the door the evening of the show (no fee).

  • Some shows do sell out, so purchasing in advance is advisable.

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  • If you plan to enjoy a beverage with your film, please bring your own cup. 

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This film is generously sponsored by KBUT Community Radio


Presented in two parts!

1st Half - TUESDAY, AUG 28 | 7 PM
2nd Half - WEDNESDAY, AUG 29 | 7 PM

Four and 1/2 hours long and told over two remarkable nights, Long Strange Trip, traces the remarkable, tempestuous, career of the Grateful Dead. Emerging from the Bay Area’s vibrant 1960s counterculture, the Dead were a motley crew whose unique sound sprang from an eclectic blend of influences: bluegrass, folk ballads, R&B, free-form jazz and classical, becoming one of rock and roll’s most unlikely success stories.

The Dead’s quintessential character is hard to place, but that’s exactly what Director Amir Bar-Lev explores in this passionate, all-encompassing look at the creative spirit behind the “band beyond description.” Drawing from an incredible trove of stills, film footage, audio recordings, and rare live tracks (much of which has never been seen or heard) Bar-Lev’s fresh, inventive approach paints the picture of a distinctly American band exploring visions of Americana through music, becoming an examination of intense public adoration and the burdens of fame.

Takes place at the Center for the Arts, 606 6th Street. (303) 204-9080

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Film starts at 7:00 p.m.

$12 suggested donation. Tickets available at the door, in advance at the Center for the Arts, or online below.