Film weekend in Beaver Creek celebrates mountains with ideas, cultures, adventure |

Film weekend in Beaver Creek celebrates mountains with ideas, cultures, adventure

The inaugural event, sponsored by the Vail Symposium, adds two Colorado premier film showings to an outstanding roster of the best films from the annual Telluride festival. Opening Friday afternoon and continuing through Sunday morning, events are scheduled on both an individual ticket sale or a weekend package basis.

Individual events are the Colorado premier of “Dinner Rush” from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Friday, film selections from the Telluride festival from 7 to 9:45 p.m. Friday with post-showing beverages and discussion, a showing of the new “Minimum Wage” film by Vail-based Jonathan Bricklin from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, and more film selections from Telluride and a post-showing gathering from 7 to 9:45 p.m. Saturday.

The weekend package adds an opening reception in the May Gallery of the Vilar Center from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday, a breakfast panel discussion with filmmakers from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Beaver Creek Club, and a cocktail reception in the May Gallery from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Saturday.

A Sunday wrap-up and breakfast with filmmakers is scheduled at the Beaver Creek Chophouse.

Six filmmakers and Denver art critic Walter Chaw will be joining in discussions during the weekend. The filmmakers are Bricklin, Tim O’Neill of Boulder, Rick Shaughnessy of Chicago, and Ken Bailey, Howard Donner and Gus Guscoria, all of Telluride.

Selected films, varying in length from 3 to 26 minutes, are from France, England, Australia, Canada, Germany, Italy, Poland, Scotland and Sweden in addition to the United States.

Information about the events can be obtained from the Vail Symposium at

(970) 476-0954, and tickets may be ordered from the Vilar Center at (970) 845-8497.

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