Beaver Creek Film Festival schedule – times and short descriptions
“Jeux D’Enfants (Love Me If You Dare)”
Friday, Sept. 17, 3-5 p.m.
As adults, best friends Julien and Sophie continue the odd game they started as children ” a fearless competition to outdo one another with daring and outrageous stunts. While they often act out to relieve one another’s pain, their game might be a way to avoid the fact that they are truly meant for one another. 93 minutes. Shown with the short Inseparables, 10 minutes.
“Republic of Love”
Friday, Sept. 17, 7-9 p.m.
A story of love and enchantment set in the coldest of winters, it explores the issues, dilemmas and barriers facing the lucky and unlucky in love in the 21st century, based on the novel of the same name by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Carol Shields. 95 minutes. Shown with the short Elimination Dance, 9 minutes.
Friday, Sept. 17, 10 p.m.- midnight
Before leaving town on the trip of a lifetime, Mike pulls over at a convenience store for one last stop. Big mistake. In the parking lot, he is confronted by a charismatic local teenager named Didi, who threatens to bust him for shoplifting if he doesn’t agree to take her along. 110 minutes. Shown with the short Evelyn: The Cutest Evil Dead Girl, 9 minutes. –
“The Clay Bird”
Saturday, Sept. 18, 10:30-12:30
Set against the backdrop of the turbulent period in the late 1960s leading up to Bangladesh’s independence from Pakistan. The Clay Bird tells the story of a family torn apart by religion and war. 94 minutes. Shown with the short Toy Soldiers, 7 minutes.
Saturday, Sept. 18, 2:15-5:15 p.m.
The wickedly funny story of three sisters’ coming of age in a wildly dysfunctional family, set against the backdrop of the ‘1960s, free love, the Cold War, LSD and the dawn of feminism. Affectionately dubbed “Little Women on Acid”, this is a story about the destructive effects of secrecy and the bonds of duty between parents and their children. 104 minutes. Shown with the short Germ Girl, 5 minutes.
Saturday, Sept. 18, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Seraphin unfolds against the severe and achingly beautiful landscape of rural Quebec in 1889, where young lovers are torn from each other when a bankrupt shopkeeper forces his daughter into an arranged marriage to save his business. But true love cannot be denied… 110 minutes. Shown with the short For My Father, 9 minutes. –
“The Same River Twice”
Sunday, Sept. 19, 10-11:30 a.m.
From peyote to Prozac, a sensitive portrait of five former hippies now approaching middle age. 73 minutes. Shown with the short The Stone of Folly. 8 minutes.