Opening Night Red Carpet Gala, Friday, March 6th, 2020 - Boulder International Film Festival

Opening Night Red Carpet Gala, Friday, March 6th, 2020

Opening Night Red Carpet Gala Kicks Off on Friday, March 6th, 2020 with Boulder Premiere of ONCE WERE BROTHERS: ROBBIE ROBERTSON AND THE BAND, Directed by Daniel Roher and Executive Produced by Martin Scorcese, Brian Grazer, and Ron Howard


Legendary Music Icon Robbie Robertson to Make Special Appearance in Boulder 

BOULDER, Colo. (January 15, 2020) – The Boulder International Film Festival (BIFF) is pleased to announce that legendary musician Robbie Robertson, from The Band, will attend BIFF for the Opening Night Boulder premiere of the film Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band, directed by Daniel Roher and executive produced by Oscar winners Martin Scorcese, Brian Grazer, and Ron Howard. BIFF 2020 is March 5-8 and brings films, filmmakers and fans together from around the world to Boulder, Colorado for a four-day celebration of film.

“We’re thrilled to feature Once Were Brothers for Opening Night at BIFF and we are honored that Robbie Robertson will join us for a Q & A session after the screening,” says Robin Beeck, BIFF’s Executive Director. “Mr. Robertson made music history and continues to influence countless artists all over the world. It’s going to be a very special Opening Night for our 16th year.”

Friday, March 6, 2020

Opening Night Feature Film: Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band 

Canada, Feature Documentary, 2019, 100 minutes

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm: Opening Night Red Carpet Gala (see below)

7:00 pm: Doors Open at Boulder Theater

7:45 pm: Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band 

Post-film Q&A with Robbie Robertson conducted by Ron Bostwick, 105.5 The Colorado Sound

10:00 pm Afterparty at The Post Brewing Co. with Wendy Woo (2027 13th Street, Boulder)

Tickets are $95 each (reserved seating only, free for Festival passholders with RSVP) and ON SALE Wednesday, January 15th, at 10 am at

The entire program will be announced, and tickets on sale, Friday, February 14th.

ONCE WERE BROTHERS: ROBBIE ROBERTSON AND THE BAND A confessional, cautionary, and occasionally humorous tale of Robertson’s young life and the creation of one of the most enduring groups in the history of popular music, The Band. The film is a moving story of Robertson’s personal journey, overcoming adversity and finding camaraderie alongside the four other men who would become his brothers in music, together making their mark on music history. The Band called it quits with a lavish farewell concert in 1976, immortalized in the seminal concert film The Last Waltz, directed by Martin Scorsese – considered by many as the greatest rock and roll film of all time. Once Were Brothersblends rare archival footage, photography, iconic songs and interviews with Robertson’s friends and collaborators, including Martin Scorsese, Bruce Springsteen, Eric Clapton, Van Morrison, and more.

Directed by Daniel Roher

Executive Produced by Martin Scorcese, Brian Grazer, and Ron Howard
Distributed by Magnolia Pictures

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm BIFF Opening Night Red Carpet Gala

The Opening Night Red Carpet Gala includes two pre-film parties at the Hotel Boulderado and Rembrandt Yard Art Gallery and Event Center in downtown Boulder. The parties will each offer delicious food, live music, wines from BIFF’s official winery, Francis Ford Coppola,and local craft beers. Long-time Boulder favorite Pasta Jay’s Cateringwill serve up tasty Italian signature dishes and house-made specialties at the Rembrandt Yard party. The Boulderado will feature delectable delights prepared and served by the Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts.

BIFF’s traditional costumed characters, live music, and the Guerilla Fanfare Brass Band will lead both sets of gala attendees and revelers to the Boulder Theater, which is sure to be a festive Red Carpet opening to BIFF 2020!

About the Boulder International Film Festival The Boulder International Film Festival (BIFF) brings films and filmmakers from around the world to Boulder, Colorado for a four-day celebration of the art of cinema. BIFF attracts more than 25,000 film enthusiasts, media and industry members annually and takes place from March 5-8, 2020. For tickets and more information go to Follow BIFF on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

BIFF 2020 is generously supported by: Capital One Cafe, Daily Camera, Hotel Boulderado, KUNC/105.5 The Colorado Sound, St Julien Hotel & Spa, Vermilion Design + Digital, Audi Flatirons, Daryl Smith Re/Max of Boulder, Downtown Boulder, Tebo Properties, The Bradley Boulder Inn,5280 Magazine, Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts, Big Red F Restaurant Group, Brock Media, CBS4, Chautauqua, Francis Ford Coppola Winery, Millstone Evans Group, Pasta Jay’s Catering, A-Lodge, Balfour Senior Living, BDT Stage, Boulder Marriott, CAUSE+MEDIC, City of Boulder, Colorado Office of Film, Television, and Media, Eventive, First Western Trust, Frasier, Galvanize Boulder, Japango, Kingsbery CPAs, LIV Sotheby’s, Longmont Museum, Made in Nature, Reality Garage, Rembrandt Yard Art Gallery & Event Center, Rick Baker Insurance, RIFFS/Deneuve Construction, RiverCloud Media, Silver Lining Builders, Space Farmer Productions, Sprouts Farmers Market, Stylus Creative, Travel Boulder, Yeti

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