The Breck Film Fest will host SAG nominated actor Rex Lee, “Lloyd” on the HBO hit series ‘Entourage’, at its 36th annual festival. Lee plays “The Investor” in the neo-noir drama ‘Guys Reading Poems’ to be screened at the 2016 festival. “His character is a departure for him and I think it will surprise people…there is a certain tone he exudes that’s a new flavor than what people have seen from him, something I’ve known he’s had for a long time,” the director, Hunter Lee Hughes, said.
In the film, Lee’s character (“The Investor”) is the kind of guy who loves being around artists, even though he’s essentially a serious businessman. He is surrounded by avant-garde creativity and is constantly being seduced into giving up more money for outlandish ideas. And it just so happens that sometimes he falls for those tricks.
‘Guys Reading Poems’ is a film about the resilience of the human spirit and the discovery of creative power. It uses poetry as a framing device for a mindbender narrative. Each poem provides a piece of the puzzle that resolves at the end of the film. To the director’s knowledge, ‘Guys Reading Poems’ is the first feature length film shot with the Red Epic Monochrome. The film is entirely black and white. David Fincher famously used this camera for Justin Timberlake’s music video, ‘Suit and Tie.’
Dianna Nilsson, programming director for the Breck Film Fest, was quick to name ‘Guys Reading Poems’ as an official selection for 2016 after exceptional reviews from the programming committee. “This is not your ordinary film – and perhaps not for everybody – but, from my perspective, a unique use of the medium, which is true to our festival’s inspirational nature. This is a rare opportunity to see a film of such artistry & creativity,” Nilsson said. Of its inclusion in the Breck Film Fest, Hughes said, “I’ve heard so many amazing things about Breckenridge and its thriving creative community. We can’t wait to be part of all that with this year’s festival. We are truly honored to be included.”
A filmmaker reception in honor of both Mr. Lee and Mr. Hughes’ attendance will be held prior to the film’s screening on Friday, September 16th at 2:00pm. The film will show at the Breckenridge Theatre at 3:00pm and will be followed by a discussion panel and audience Q&A section.
More about Breck Film Fest – in its 36th year, the Breck Film Fest returns to screens throughout the arts district of culturally vibrant Breckenridge, Colorado September 15-18, 2016. Showcasing over 60 films, this year’s lineup includes 25 Colorado premieres among a number of other US and international premieres. Returning is the ever-popular “Adventure Reel” along with filmmaker forums and parties throughout the weekend. New this year is an exclusive theatrical short presentation by Pixar with an attending producer, and a screening of ‘Life, Animated’ accompanied by a Disney animator who happens to be a Summit County native.