The idea behind the Gaia Film Festival is that simple choices can inspire us to make a difference, thus changing the world, one choice at a time. That's why you'll find films such as the Colorado premiere of Saida Medvedeva's Water, which examines the secrets of the most common substance on Earth; Josh Tickell's Fields of Fuel, wherein Tickell takes on big oil, big government and big soy to find solutions to the oil crisis; Craig Saavedra's Sherman's Way, a tale of two strangers taking a road trip together; Mary Stuart Masterson's The Cake Eaters, a small-town drama exploring the lives of two interconnected families; and Mark Stouffer's Diamond Dog Caper, featuring a boy, a dog and a fortune in stolen jewels — plus many, many more thought-provoking, independent flicks, filmmakers in attendance and an awesome awards ceremony.
Gaia kicks off Friday, June 20, and runs through Sunday, June 22. Screenings are held at the Boulder Theater, 2032 14th Street; the Boulder Public Library, 1000 Canyon Boulevard; and the St. Julien Hotel, 900 Walnut Street. Individual tickets are $10, and a festival pass is $100; to purchase tickets, visit www.bouldertheater.com or call 303-786-7030. For a full festival schedule, visit www.gaiafilmfest.com.