Boulder International Film Festival

Posted on January 29, 2013


If you don’t have a reason to look forward to this upcoming Valentine’s Day, I have one for you: the Boulder International Film Festival! At the moment, my Valentine’s Day plans consist of staying in, ordering Boulder Baked and watching The Notebook with my roomies. However, if you want to have more exciting plans than mine, you should go and check out the opening night film: Muscle Shoals.

The following day I plan to see Easy Rider at the Boulder Theater at 10 p.m. The 1969 film, starring Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper, is about two bikers, who travel across the country and all of their crazy adventures along the way. Not to mention, legendary actor Peter Fonda will be honored at the closing night of the festival (which is VERY cool).

The other film I would suggest for all of you outdoorsy Coloradans is The Summit, which will be shown at the Boulder Theater on February 16 at 2:30 p.m. It is the thrilling documentary about a group of 24 climbers, who took on the mountain K2 in 2008 and how the survivors attempt to solve the mystery of what happened on that deadly climb. Personally, I’m not the athletic/outdoors type, but I think this is definitely a must-see thriller.

On the final day of the festival, February 17, I plan to see Life According to Sam at Boulder High School. This is the powerful story about Sam Berns, diagnosed with a fatal disease at age two, and how his parents do everything they can to save their son. Although the film is most likely a tear-jerker, I think it will shed light on the things that are more important in life.

These are only three of many films and activities being offered at the festival which happens February 14-17.  The film venues include Boulder Theater, Boulder High School and eTown Hall. Receptions and workshops are also available at different venues. You can purchase tickets and find a full schedule of all festival events at

See you there!

Jillian (intern)

Related Category: Festivals

Related Destination: Boulder Theater

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