Chautauqua Silent Film Series Chautauqua Auditorium June – August 900 Baseline Road, Boulder
The Colorado Chautauqua Association’s 27th annual Silent Film Series takes place in the Chautauqua Auditorium over the summer months. The historic Auditorium, which was built in 1898 and still maintains it original rustic, “barn-like” architecture, is an iconic setting to celebrate the origins of big picture movies, since its atmosphere evokes the feeling of being transported back in time. With classic silent film stars such as Buster Keaton, Harold Lloyd and W.C. Fields, the Film Series will showcase the actors’ heroic and at times comical stunts vying for the love of a woman — a simple theme, but one that made silent films golden. For more information, call 303-442-3282, or visit www.chautauqua.com.
June 13: The Gaucho
June 20: Safety Last
June 27: Lorna Doone
July 11: Seven Chances
July 18: Pandora’s Box
July 25: Sally of the Sawdust
August 1: Phantom of the Opera
August 8: Sunrise
Boulder Outdoor Cinema Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art July – August 1750 13th St., Boulder
As if we needed another great reason to go downtown. The Boulder Outdoor Cinema program is a summer tradition in Boulder, because watching great movies with friends is always a fun way to spend an evening. Why not enjoy that same experience outside under the starry sky?
The movies will be shown on the outside screen behind the Boulder Museum
of Contemporary Art. BOC reliably shows a great mix of old favorites and
new blockbusters, and this summer’s selections are sure to please.
Check out www.boulderoutdoorcinema.com for the schedule or call 855-BOC-YEAH for updates and more information.
Boedecker Theater at the Dairy Center for the Arts 2590 Walnut St., Boulder
Boedecker Theater at the Dairy Center for the Arts has quickly proven
itself as a unique and exciting addition to the Boulder film scene.
Boasting a 60-seat theater, 5.1 Surround Sound and Hi-Def DLP
projection, this is a great place to enjoy a glass of beer or wine while
viewing first-run independent and international films, live opera and
ballet broadcasts via satellite, and other quality programming. For a
full schedule, see thedairy.org/cinema-listings-2, or call 303-444-7328.
Film on the Rocks Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison
by the Denver Film Society, Red Rock’s Film on the Rocks series
combines great movies with a great view. Think of it as drive-in chic.
This year’s schedule hadn’t been announced as of press time, so keep
your eyes on www.redrocksonline.com or www. denverfilmsociety.org for the latest news.
32nd Annual Breckenridge Festival of Film June 7-10, Breckenridge
beautiful Breckenridge. Did you really need another reason to call us
into the mountains? This year’s Breckenridge Festival of Film promises
to be one of the best yet, with dozens of independent films already
scheduled. Capturing both the grand and the intimate, this is quite
possibly a perfect film festival. For information on slated movies, as
well as tickets and lodging info, check out www.breckfilmfest.com or call 970-453-6200.
Telluride Film Festival August 31 to September 3, Telluride
bluegrass and now films. Telluride has become a year-round destination
for indoor and outdoor fun. If you’re looking for another reason to go
to Telluride, the 39th annual Telluride Film Festival kicks off Aug. 31,
and like every year, the lineup is hush-hush. Festival organizers keep
the list of titles secret until opening day, making this one of the most
anticipated, exciting film festival of the season. See
telluridefilmfestival.org or call 510-665-9494 for more details.
DocuWest Film Festival September 5-9
festival has been voted the best in Denver. The films are shown at the
Foothills Art Center, the American Mountaineering Center, and other
venues in the historic downtown Golden. www.docuwestfest. com.
Moondance International Film Festival September Various locations in Boulder
summer draws to a close and fall hovers in the wings, the Moondance
International Festival opens its doors. The festival, founded in Boulder
in 2000, recognizes films that tackle complex issues, from climate
change to war, and bring international audiences closer together.
Moondance offers independent feature films, documentaries, short
stories, stageplays and more. Attendees can also attend workshops and
pitch panels, network with industry movers and shakers, and enjoy some
great local food and brews. For details on the schedule, visit www.
BolderLife Festival September 20-23
An exploration of our journey through life via film. Nomad Theater, 1410 Quince Ave., Boulder, bolderlifefestival.com.