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August Film: Curious George Documentary

In 2016, Curious George turned 75 years old. Since the first book was published in 1941, the stories of the adventurous little monkey who frequently finds himself in trouble have sold over 75 million copies in more than 20 languages. We all know Curious George - but what about his creators, Hans and Margaret Rey?

Michelle Carpenter

July's filmmaker of the month is Michelle Bauer Carpenter who's an Associate Professor of Digital Design in the College of Arts & Media at the University of Colorado Denver. Carpenter has produced, directed and edited award winning experimental and documentary films.

July Film: Obit

Summit Film Society: July 11 The Breckenridge Film Festival, with support from the Backstage Theater, will be hosting the Summit Film Society on the 2nd Tuesday of each month, 7:30 pm. at the Backstage Theater. Next Showing is OBIT: As documentaries go, few of them are as outright entertaining to watch as director Vanessa Gould’s fascinating treatment of The New York Times obituary reporters, called, appropriately enough, Obit.  How do you put a life into 500 words? Ask the staff obituary writers at the New York Times. OBIT is a first-ever glimpse into the daily rituals, joys and existential angst of the Times obit writers, as they chronicle life after death on the front lines of history. At The New York Times, a particular team of writers is entrusted with reflecting upon the luminaries, icons, and world leaders of [...]

Steve Elfers

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June Film: Sing Street

Summit Film Society: June 13 The Breckenridge Film Festival, with support from the Backstage Theater, will be hosting the Summit Film Society on the 2nd Tuesday of each month, 7:30 pm. at the Backstage Theater. Next Showing is Sing Street: Sing Street is the newest film from acclaimed writer/director John Carney. It takes us back to 1980s Dublin as seen through the eyes of a 14-year old boy, Conor, who meets a girl, Raphina who is unimpressed, so he starts a band called Sing Street to win her affections. Music is the central part of this heart-warming film and the soundtrack not only features hits from Duran Duran, Joe Jackson, The Cure, Motorhead, Hall and Oates, The Jam, M and more, but also features a brand new track by Adam Levine and 8 previously unheard gems [...]

Jared Hillman & Matthew Helfgott

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May Film: The Eagle Huntress

Welcome to the brand new Summit Film Society. Beginning May 9th the Breckenridge Film Festival will be hosting the Summit Film Society on the 2nd Tuesday of each month, 7:30 pm. at the Backstage Theater. Our first film, showing May 9th is The Eagle Huntress: Aishol-pan, a 13-year-old girl, trains to become the first female in 12 generations of her Kazakh family to become an eagle hunter and rises to the pinnacle of a tradition that has been handed down from father to son for centuries. While there are many old Kazakh eagle hunters who vehemently reject the idea of any female taking part in their ancient tradition, Aisholpan's father, Nurgaiv, believes that a girl can do anything a boy can, as long as she's determined. Awards:  BAFTA Awards 2017/Film Award/Best Documentary Amsterdam [...]

Annie O’Neil

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Newsletter: March 2016

Hunter Lee Hughes

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