Indie comedy ‘This Isn’t Funny’ screens at Little Beach Park in Minturn |

Indie comedy ‘This Isn’t Funny’ screens at Little Beach Park in Minturn

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What: “This Isn’t Funny” film screening, presented by Vail Symposium and Vail Film Festival, with producer-writer Paul Ashton and co-writer and lead actress Katie Page

When: Wednesday, Aug. 26; doors open at 7:30 p.m. and film begins at 8:15 p.m.

Where: Little Beach Park, Minturn

Cost: Free; $10 suggested donation

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Meeting the right person at the wrong time can be the best thing that ever happened to you. So goes the story of “This Isn’t Funny,” an independently produced comedy that takes a harshly honest, sharply observed look at modern love.

The film will be screened at Little Beach Park in Minturn on Wednesday, Aug. 26. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., and the film will begin at 8:15 p.m. — note this is a later start time than the film last week. Producer and writer Paul Ashton and co-writer and lead actress Katie Page, will be on hand to introduce the film.

“In many ways, ‘This Isn’t Funny’ is a story of timing,” Ashton said. “Not so much how random moments of timing can bring people together or see them miss connecting by a breath, but more so about the time it takes a person to gather enough self-knowledge to see their true potential and realize it in their relationships.”

The film was selected for the 2015 Newport Beach Film Festival, 2015 Dallas International Film Festival and Los Angeles Comedy Festival. Interspersed with live stand-up comedy, the indie film provides a fresh, true-to-life love story, paying in laughs and tears with depth, insight and commentary on what relationships are like in today’s changing world.

“In many ways, ‘This Isn’t Funny’ is a story of timing.”Paul AshtonProducer, writer

There will be $2 beer sales by Crazy Mountain Brewing, and attendees are encouraged to bring food, pillows, blankets and a flashlight. In case of rain, the screening will be moved to the Vail Ski and Snowboard Academy.

“The film celebrates the hilarity and the bitterness, the joy and the melancholy, the anxiety and clarity that make life and love — and stand ups and parents and friends and prescription meds — the unbearable beautiful mess that they are,” Ashton said. “May you laugh long and loud.”

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