It’s summertime in Colorado, which is reason enough to eat, drink and watch movies in the warm night air. New Belgium makes the proposition even more appealing with Clips of Faith, a free outdoor film festival on wheels that rolls into Boulder tonight. Boulder is one of eighteen cities that will host the Faith fest, which features a series of independent short films submitted by fans of the Fort Collins-based brewery. Ranging in style and subject, the shorts orbit themes of sustainability, adventure, whimsy, culture and art and, yes, beer.
But Clips of Faith, now in its third year, is a community picnic as much as a film screening, with participants encouraged to bring blankets, lawn chairs and plenty of food to eat and share. New Belgium has the beer covered, however, and beer lovers can drink in good conscience, as proceeds from tastings benefit Community Cycles, a Boulder nonprofit that supports safe, healthy cycling.
“Our recipe is beer, films, great local food, local parks and amazing local organizations,” says New Belgium’s Christie Catania. “We bring the party, but they really breathe the local life into the events, bind community and bring people out of their homes.”
The party starts at 8 p.m. on Boulder’s 29th Street Mall, 29th Street and Canyon Boulevard. Visit www.clipsoffaith.com for more information.
Fri., June 29, 8 p.m., 2012