55 Films Announced for the Boulder International Film Festival

Article Contributed by Boulder Theater | Published on Saturday, February 9, 2019

The 15th Annual Boulder International Film Festival (BIFF) is pleased to announce its full program of 55 films, including six films straight from this year’s Sundance Film Festival, and six music documentaries, two of which will be the feature films on Opening and Closing nights. This year, BIFF features the following celebrity appearances: music legend David Crosby will be in-person on Opening Night to talk about his hot new documentary, David Crosby: Remember My Name; Golden Globe-nominated actor, writer, director and producer Emilio Estevez will participate in a Q&A after the screening of his film, The Public; and Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Jakob Dylan will be in the house on Closing Night to talk about the critically acclaimed music film, Echo In The Canyon.

BIFF Expands to Fort Collins and Continues Augmented Reality

New in 2019, BIFF is taking a selection of its award-winning line up to Fort Collins after BIFF on March 8 & 9, and will highlight many films from the Festival. “We’re very excited to announce our partnership with the Fort Collins community and the Lincoln Center,” said Kathy Beeck, BIFF Director. “The 1,180-seat Performance Hall at the Lincoln Center is one of the most beautiful, state-of-the-art venues in Colorado and provides the perfect setting.”  Tickets for BIFF 2019 Fort Collins can be purchased at biff1.com/foco.

BIFF is one of the first film festivals to have an augmented reality-enabled printed program, created by Pat Mallek of Boulder’s Mighty Fudge Studios and Larry Miller from Edutainment Systems. Download the BIFF app, hold your smartphone over a film image in the program, and the film’s trailer comes to life.

Opening Night Red Carpet Gala - Thursday, February 28, 2019

The Festival kicks off on Thursday, February 28 at 5:00 pm with an Opening Night Red Carpet Gala at the Hotel Boulderado and Rembrandt Yard, followed by the Colorado premiere screening of David Crosby: Remember My Name. Produced by award-winning director Cameron Crowe and coming to BIFF straight from Sundance, this documentary provides a revealing and deeply personal look into the life and creative renaissance of music icon David Crosby. Also in attendance will be the film’s director A.J. Eaton and executive producer Jill Mazursky. Film starts at the Boulder Theater at 7:30pm. Tickets are $95 and available at biff1.com

Red Carpet Special Appearance by Emilio Estevez - Saturday, March 2, 7:45 pm, Boulder Theater

Golden Globe-nominated actor and director Emilio Estevez will make a special appearance at the screening of his new film, The Public, at BIFF’s Red Carpet Event on Saturday, March 2, at the Boulder Theater. Emilio Estevez will be presented the Festival's prestigious Vanguard Award. In addition, Mr. Estevez will participate in a Q&A with Ron Bostwick following the screening. The Public is an insightful and uplifting film that tackles some of our nation's most challenging issues, and sets the dramedy inside one of the last bastions of democracy-in-action: the public library. Tickets are $35 at biff1.com.

Closing Night Awards & Film - Sunday, March 3, Doors 6:30, Film 7:30pm, Boulder Theater

The Festival weekend concludes with a screening and in-person appearance of Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Jakob Dylan who will talk about his acclaimed rock n’ roll tribute film Echo In The Canyon. This special screening, directed by music-industry veteran Andrew Slater, features the sounds of LA’s famous Laurel Canyon music scene in the ‘60s—including music from The Byrds, The Beach Boys, Buffalo Springfield, The Mamas & The Papas and more. Mr. Dylan will participate in a Q&A after the film with Ron Bostwick, Director/Producer Andrew Slater, and Producer Eric Barrett. Live music by Card Catalogue. Tickets are $35 at biff1.com.