The 2019 Boulder Film Festival kicks off on February 28th with the opening night screening of the Sundance Film Festival documentary “David Crosby: Remember My Name” with the legendary singer as well as the filmmakers in person!
This years BIFF program features six films from Sundance 2019 as well as six music documentaries. (Music movies do well with the Boulder crowd.) The Boulder Film Festival brings special celebrities in-town to enjoy the quirky but festive college town. This year’s appearances include Music Legend David Crosby, The Golden Globe-Nominated Actor Emilio Estevez and Grammy Award-Winning, as well as Singer-Songwriter Jakob Dylan.
Here is a quick rundown of highlights:
- Something new in 2019, the Boulder Film Festival will show select movies in Fort Collins after the film festival. These screenings will take place at the Performance Hall at the Lincoln Center on March 8th and 9th. You can find the scheduling and tickets on their website.
- Per the press release, “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.” I will be eager to try this out especially since it isn’t common at film festivals!
- The TalkBack series is one of the more unique things about the Boulder Film Festival that I appreciate. The audience gathers together as a community after select screenings to engage in dialogue about pressing issues. TalkBacks will be hosted at the TalkBack Café (located at the BIFF tent on Pearl Street near 14th) or at the film venues.
- CineCHEF is back! “BadAss Women Chefs: Denver vs. Boulder” features an all female lineup of culinary professionals vying for the Festival foodie prize. This very popular event happens on Friday, March 1, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm at the Rembrandt Yard. Discover additional details about it here.
- THE BIFF XR EXPERIENCE will feature VR films, a few film industry meet-ups, a promising interactive panel, and exclusive experiences. This happens at Galvanize Boulder, 1023 Walnut St on Friday, March 1 from 1:00pm–8:00pm and on Saturday, March 2 from 12:00pm–8:00pm. These are free events open to the public.
- Some movies playing at BIFF that I have seen at other film festivals include the charming and inspiring documentary “The Biggest Little Farm,” the witty and funny “Non-Fiction,” the interesting “Women at War” and the fascinating “General Magic.” I am eagerly anticipating “The Mustang,” “The Public,” and “A Tuba to Cuba.”
- If you like to socialize, BIFF has you covered. There are a variety of parties including an opening night events on both Thursday and Friday. On Saturday, Coppola Great Women Spirits Tasting happens at The Post as well as BIFF Noir at Hotel Boulderado. More information about the Noir event can be found here.
The Boulder Film Festival runs from February 28th to March 3rd. Programming, events, parties, and tickets can be found at here.