Movies and Film in Boulder County
ACT Human Rights Film Festival
April 5-8 & 13-14: Fort Collins festival focuses on idusues like LGBTQ rights, human trafficking, the fight for democracy, disability rights, homelessness and more. https://actfilmfest.colostate.edu.
Fridays & Saturdays: Watch first-run, foreign and classic movies most Fridays and Saturdays at 7pm at Nederland’s nonprofit film venue. Admission is only $6 for adults and $3 for kids, and concessions start at 50 cents. At Nederland Community Center, 740 Highway 72 North. Sign up at www.backdoortheater.org to get a weekly email.
The “Boe,” a 60-seat art-house theater at the Dairy Arts Center, is outfitted with stadium seating and surround sound. It screens high-quality cinema Wednesday through Sunday, including indie films and live broadcasts of opera and ballet. On Fridays, Friday Night Weird offers “a dose of the unusual.” 2590 Walnut St. www.thedairy.org.
Boulder International Film Festival
Feb. 22-25: This huge annual festival draws more than 25,000 people to Boulder each year, including film enthusiasts, big-time producers, well-known actors and aspiring directors. The four-day event always includes screenings, forums, awards ceremonies, workshops, Q&A discussions and networking parties. The schedule wasn’t available at press time, so check www.biff1.com for details, and get tickets early—most events sell out.
Boulder Public Library Free Cinema Program
The Boulder Public Library screens a variety of free films open to all, and the lineup includes classic and silent films. The library and its branches also host other movie events, including movie nights just for tweens and teens. A few are listed, but check the full events schedule at www.boulderlibrary.org.
Sundays: Doris’ Sunday Matinee, 1pm (Main)
Dec. 16: Film Social: “A Christmas Story,” noon-2pm (Main)
Changes in Latitude Travel Program
Wednesdays: The Changes in Latitude Travel Store offers free travel films, slide shows and photo presentations at 7pm most Wednesdays at 2525 Arapahoe Ave. Here’s a small sampling; find more at www.cil.com.
Dec. 13: Discovering the Greek Islands
Dec. 20: Holiday Open House
Jan. 10: Himalaya Bound
Feb. 21: Barge Trip in Holland
Chautauqua’s popular silent-film series features oldies but goodies and live accompaniment by Hank Troy on piano, the Mont Alto Silent Picture Orchestra, or the Silent Cinema Trio. The winter/spring lineup also includes other monthly film presentations; a few are listed below. 900 Baseline Road. www.chautauqua.com.
Jan. 12: “Sign Painters: The Unacknowledged Artists”
Feb. 9: “The Great Alone: Story of Iditarod Champion Lance Mackey”
April 6: “For the Love of Spock”
Colorado Environmental Film Festival
Feb. 22-24: CEFF includes features and shorts from foreign, local and youth filmmakers. At the American Mountaineering Center in Golden; check www.ceff.net for info.
Firehouse First Friday Films
1st Fridays: The Firehouse Art Center, 667 Fourth Ave. in Longmont, shows films at 7pm on first Fridays, with free beer and popcorn. Check the lineup at www.firehouseart.org.
Dec. 6: See listing under Local Events/Forums, Lectures & Workshops.
International Film Series
This popular art-house film festival—Boulder’s oldest—screens more than 100 films every school year on the CU campus; check www.internationalfilmseries.com for the spring-semester schedule, and sign up for email updates.
Longmont Museum: Views & Brews Film Series
Watch a popular movie, enjoy a themed cocktail and stroll through the museum’s galleries during these special weekly film series. Doors open at 6pm at the Longmont Museum, 400 Quail Road. www.longmontcolorado.gov/museum.
Thursdays, Feb. 1-15: Winter Olympics series, including “Blades of Glory”
Thursdays, March 1-22: World War I series, including “The African Queen”
Phipps IMAX Theater at Denver Museum of Nature and Science
Movies shown in 3-D on DMNS’s huge IMAX screen make the action and adventure more realistic and spine-tingling. 2001 Colorado Blvd. in Denver. www.dmns.org.
Through Feb. 1: Incredible Predators; Conquest of the Skies