IT’S TIME FOR THE MAIN EVENT OF MARCH:
BIFF’S 18TH ANNUAL FILM FEST!
MARCH 3 – 6, 2022
Mack Costley, Writer//
BUT BEFORE YOU BIFF…. HOW ABOUT TAKING A TRIP THROUGH THE B.I.F.F.?
BEHIND THE SCENES:
With 55 films from 18 different countries, it’s time to get those computers fired up, those fingers busy, so you can head over to biff1.com to start filling your four-day fling with ticket after ticket to some of the hottest tickets, be it an intimate interview with an internationally-known actor or a dreamy dance through come of the best culinary wonders our great city offers, around – but be prepared! Come festival time, you’ll also have to lace up those sneakers and stretch out those legs, along with thousands of other cinema lovers, to take advantage of our beloved Pearl Street walk, home once again to our Boulder-grown festival.
If you put your ear to the sunny, snow-dusted street, you can almost hear it now…. Is it a stampede? The coming of the buffaloes? Nope…. It’s just the familiar sounds of early, eagerly-awaited, March, and with it, the march of the film enthusiasts, media and industry members that make the festival, and make Boulder, what it is today. Come one, come all! The trip has just begun.
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A day at BIFF is a day at it’s best, and how better to soak up the rays and reels of any of four of your fest-days than with some good, old-fashioned, adventure film? The BIFF Adventure Film Pavilion (AFP), from the 4th to the 6th, is the ultimate venue for a suite of ultimate sport – mountain climbing, mountain biking, skateboarding, snowboarding, river running, backpacking, slacklining, and skiing – shorts, features, and can’t miss discussions with world-class adventurers and filmmakers. This year, we’re showing a whopping 21 shorts and features from over 15 wonderful world-traveling directors and filmmakers, so you’d better grab your gear, be it your O2 for The Sanctity of Space at 8:15pm on Friday or your trusty sunscreen for Exposure at 8pm on Saturday, and get your tickets early, because it’s going to be a snowy, sunny, sometimes bumpy but always thought-provoking and prescient, ride.
And, for the younger, film-loving attendees, we at BIFF are proud to present free youth screenings throughout the festival. For more information, head over to biff1.com!
Did someone say cinema? Did someone say… chef? Yes, but it’s not the din of chatter and cheer from the parties, or the inviting hum, the rhythmic drums, from any of our many live local musicians, that’s clouding your thoughts and confusing your senses…. You heard right; It’s CINECHEF! The fan-favorite event so nice, we had to name it…. Twice? But CINECHEF is more than a name that’s sure to remain ringing in your ears, it’s a community-oriented experience of some savory-sweet cinema-centric cuisine that’s sure to be a celebration in your stomach. From 5:30pm-7:00pm on Thursday, you and your family, friends, and new festival acquaintances can come on down to Rembrandt Yard Art Gallery & Event Center, a Boulder gem that we here at BIFF are proud and immensely pleased to be back at and back-to-business in, to party the Boulder way with some of the best chefs in both Dever and Boulder! Tickets are $100 per attendee and are available, along with the Amuse Bouche Preview ticket, $150 to enter 30 minutes early, at biff1.com.
Ticket prices also include a special experience at this year’s BIFF: a screening of Blind Ambition, the story of four Zimbabwean refugees who conquered the culinary world and became South Africa’s premier sommeliers.
So pour yourself a glass of Pizzolato Fields Prosecco, eat an All-Star chef’s award winning dessert, and kick back as evening turns to night and the Boulder stars begin to shine against that famous, mountainous backdrop. Cheers!
FAMOUS FACES AND FAN-FAVORITE FESTIVITIES:
In years past, the Boulder International Film Festival has been delighted to host an array of internationally-respected talents, and this year, we’re very proud to announce, is no different! From first ever special Guest Programmer Alec Baldwin’s movie selections – Dr Strangelove or: How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love the Bomb, The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers, and Julia – and follow-up, can’t miss interviews about his relationship to and musings on each and his March 5th interview with BIFF’s own Ron Bostwick – tickets go on sale with the rest of the general program, so get on over to biff1.com! – to Javier Bardem’s, Oscar nominated this year for his performance in Being the Ricardos, career-retrospective interview with Scott Fienberg of the one and only Hollywood Reporter, you really can’t miss when it comes to hitting that cinematic ball out of our, extensive, program list park.
When it comes to balls…. Our fan-favorite Opening Night Gala is sure to be one! As the biggest party of the BIFF season, our Gala serves as a platform for local food – this year provided graciously by Pasta Jays, Savory Cuisines Catering, and the Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts, with wines from Bookcliff Vineyards and Winc Natural Merchants and local craft beers from Upslope Brewing Company – great BIFF friends, and great music and a helpful leading hand – from the Guerilla Fanfare Brass Band – as our Pearl promenade takes the party parade from the street to the seat for a screening of Helen Mirren and Jim Broadbent’s The Duke at 7:30 pm that very March 4th evening.
Two days later – but not a dollar short! – BIFF will also play host to countless of Boulder’s best, most-exciting musical artists at “Best of the Fest!” and a Colorado-premier screening of Charlotte Rampling’s gin-soaked, wild ride Juniper. Last and never least, but nearly always long-lasting in our BIFF hearts, is the Closing Award Ceremony, where great film talents will be awarded with our handcrafted, truly dazzling to behold, Vielehers. If you want the best in Boulder, the brightest in Boulder, and the boldest, maybe even the bouldest, in Boulder too, then that’s here, that’s us, and that’s BIFF! We look forward to seeing you on the best red carpet any movie-lover could ask for: Pearl Street!
For more information, please head over to biff1.com.