High atop the still-snowy peaks of Vail, you can spot plenty of skiers sucking back hot chocolate and enjoying the sun. But down in the village, an increasing number of people will choose to stay in the dark this week. That's because the Vail Film Festival, which starts April 7, will feature over sixty films from around the world, including a special showcase of Hong Kong treats; splendid concerts will embellish some of the screenings. There will also be a special nod to rising star Madison Davenport, who'll be on hand to celebrate her new film, A Light Beneath Their Feet; previous rising stars honored at the fest include Olivia Wilde, Jesse Eisenberg, Kate Bosworth, Aaron Paul and Krysten Ritter.
"The Vail Film Festival focuses on emerging talent and filmmaking techniques,” explains fest co-director Sean Cross. “You can discover the next great filmmaker or actor and learn about cutting-edge filmmaking, and the 2016 festival features a special virtual-reality tent in the center of Vail Village.”
Ski, see and be seen at the festival, which runs through Sunday, April 10; films screen at the Vail Cascade Club and the Cinebistro. Individual film tickets are $10, with festival passes starting at $59 and running up to $259. Reserve your seats and see the full schedule at vailfilmfestival.com.
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