Boulder International Film Festival 2017

Boulder International Film Festival 2017

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Boulder International Film Festival held their closing ceremony at Boulder Theater Sunday, March 5th. We are always thrilled to be apart of this weekend long event and while looking back on the four days of fun and films, here were the Rembrandt Team’s favorite moments…

       
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Mingling With Movie Characters On Opening Night

The opening night of the 13th annual Boulder International Film Festival started with a celebration spread across Hotel Boulderado and Rembrandt Yard Art Gallery & Event Center. The event was heavily attended by both film lovers as well as various movie characters in full costume. At Hotel Boulderado, Little Red Riding Hood was not quite sure how to react to the rambunctious cast of the “Rocky Horror Picture Show”. Meanwhile Harley Quinn from “Suicide Squad” pushed to the front of the bar to make sure her ‘pudding’ (The Joker) had a drink. Darth Maul from “Star Wars” and the masked twins from “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Particular Children” silently roamed through the crowd.

       Dancing Down Spruce Street In The Second Line Parade

The Guerrilla Fanfare Brass Band led the second line parade down 13th Street. The group paused at Hotel Boulderado and Rembrandt Yard to pick up attendees all while animatedly playing their instruments, and dancing the time warp with the cast of “Rocky Horror Picture Show”.  The group performed spectacularly all the way to the Boulder Theater for the opening showing of “Their Finest”, a romantic comedy from director Lone Scherfig set in 1940 Britain.

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       Feasting On Cuisine From Our Favorite Movies At CineCHEF

Boulder International Film Festival presented the third annual CineChef at Rembrandt Yard Art Gallery & Event Center, showcasing chefs from around Boulder, in a film-inspired competition.  Jen Bush, pastry chef at Lucky’s Bakehouse and Creamery created a gorgeous array of desserts inspired by La La Land.  Another staff favorite was the smoked ceviche with a dash of spice – in a wrapping paper right out of “Cheech and Chong” from Daniel Asher with River and Woods. Kevin Kidd, executive chef at 24 Carrot was announced as the winner of the competition with his “Pirates of the Caribbean” inspired dish including Caribbean curry braised goat with coconut rice and fried plantains.    

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 Watching Our Homegrown Documentary Chasing Coral Win three awards

Exposure Labs is a video production company based right here in our home town, Boulder. They brought us the Emmy Award winning documentary Chasing Ice and have now ironically given us a documentary that is sure to change the view of many climate change skeptics, Chasing Coral. This documentary opens our eyes to the world underwater which many of us are somewhat strangers to but most have an intrigue for. After showing at Sundance International Film Festival, it came home to the Boulder International Film Festival where it debuted on closing night at The Boulder Theatre. Director Jeff Orlowski and producer Larissa Rhodes along with their incredible team brought our attention to the issue of our beautiful coral reefs bleaching from the inevitable change of our climate. The cinematography used in this film is nothing short of breathtaking and the message transcribed left not a dry eye in sight in the theatre that evening. For those of us who were not able to catch the film, Orlowski announced that Chasing Coral will be a Netflix original making it available for all to see. Best Documentary, Peoples Choice Award for a Feature Length Film, and Best Call2Action Film are the three awards Chasing Coral won here at The Boulder International Film Festival.

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