In the days of Cannes, Sundance and even the Starz Denver Film Festival, the Breckenridge Film Festival is an anomaly. The fest has managed to retain a truly indie vibe throughout its thirty years of existence; this year, you can catch 51 different independent dramas, comedies, documentaries, short films and student flicks from the University of Colorados Film Studies program over four days of celluloid. Highlights include the opening-night flick Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky (pictured) and special closing-night screenings of the inspirational documentary Keep Climbing and D.B. Sweeneys Two Tickets to Paradise. Sweeney who wrote, directed, produced and starred in Two Tickets will be there in person to discuss the film before it screens. Best of all, the fest is affordable; tickets start at $10 for individual films and go to $199 for an all-access pass. Even better: Take in any film before 6 p.m. and get two-for-one tickets so you can bring a friend or watch two movies for the price of one. The festival runs June 10 through 13; visit www.breckfilmfest.com for tickets and a full lineup.
June 10-13, 2010