This weekend the Boulder International Film Festival (BIFF) descends upon Boulder featuring 50 really cool independent films. What does WhiteWave have to do with the BIFF exactly? Not a whole lot, except we like supporting our local community and interesting events like this one, and we think you should put it on your calendars.
Now in its 8th year, BIFF has been voted “one of the coolest film festivals in the world” by MovieMaker magazine, an opinion we second. Opening night begins on the 16th at 6 p.m. with a Red Carpet Gala and screening of Darling Companion, courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics. Darling Companion tells the story of the bond between a woman and her dog, who she loves more than her husband. Director Lawrence Kasdan and producer Anthony Bregman will be in attendance for a Q&A session after the screening, which is one of the great things about BIFF. Let’s face it – you don’t exactly get to ask directors, stars and producers questions about the film you’ve just seen when you go to the local megaplex.
If that’s not enough to whet your appetite, how about this – BIFF will also feature “A Conversation with William H. Macy” on Friday, Feb. 17, at 7:15 p.m. as well as the Colorado premiere of acclaimed new film Chasing Ice on Sunday, Feb. 19. Chasing Ice was one of the hottest tickets at this January’s Sundance Film Festival and it’s the movie that I’m most excited about seeing at BIFF. Produced in Boulder by Oscar-nominated filmmaker Jerry Aronson and producer Paula DuPré Pesmen, the film follows famed National Geographic photographer James Balog as he deploys revolutionary time-lapse cameras throughout the Arctic to capture a multi-year record of the world’s changing glaciers.
BIFF tickets are sale now and can be purchased at www.biff1.com, or by calling (303) 786-7030.