The 36th annual Breck Film Fest will showcase over 60 films, including 25 Colorado premieres in Breckenridge, Colorado from September 15 to 18, 2016. Film blocks feature multi-genre shorts, heart-felt and educational documentaries, emotional dramas, student films. Returning is the ever-popular “Adventure Reel” along with filmmaker forums and parties throughout the weekend.
Here are a few notable highlights:
OPENING NIGHT FILM – Thursday Sept. 15, 7pm: “The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years” is based on the first part of The Beatles’ career (1962-1966) – the period in which they toured and captured the world’s acclaim. Ron Howard’s film will explore how John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr came together to become this extraordinary phenomenon, “The Beatles.” This screening is one of the first in the US and is highly anticipated.
It’s a Wrap! PIXAR x BRECK FILM FEST – Sunday Sept. 18 – 6pm: Pixar will be taking over Sunday night’s programming with the first ever opportunity to see their theatrical shorts all at once. Breck Film Fest will be hosting a number of representatives from Pixar and will be facilitating commentary after the screening about the evolution of animation technology. Viewers will be able to watch the technology progress on screen during the shorts.
WOMEN IN FILM – playing throughout the festival: Breck Film Fest will present a number of works highlighting the presence of women in film. “Strong Sisters: Women Elected in Colorado” showcases the monumental number of women elected to office in the state of Colorado and addresses how we can continue to inspire young women to get involved and make a difference in their local politics. “Equal Footing” follows two adventurous female rock climbers looking to redefine the preconception of feminine along sheer granite cliffs. “CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap” explores why women and minorities aren’t better represented in the realm of computer science and why it is so necessary.
ADVENTURE REEL – Friday Sept. 16, 7pm: Fuel your stoke for adventure with films featuring women with speed, a tribute to the Pacific Northwest, and skijoring with man’s best friend. Featured films include, “Muir Song”, “Dog Power”, and “Klocked: Women with Horsepower” with directors from each in attendance. Other films, such as “Chasing Niagara”, “Godspeed”, “Strief”, and “The Weekend Sailor” cater to the paddler, cyclist, skier and sailor in all of us. “Adventures in Asia” is a great block of films for the adventure-minded, as well, featuring expeditions and impacts in Asia.
POPCORN & PROSECCO – Saturday Sept. 17, 11:30am: Sharing the same weekend, Breck Film Fest is partnering with the Breckenridge Wine classic to bring a special screening of “SOMM: Into the Bottle,” at the Breckenridge Theatre. Through the film, examine the history of wine and the distinctions that classify their aging process, types, prices, and the people who teach us the difference.