Boulder International Film Festival (BIFF) is coming to town!!
Once again I am a volunteer for this special event, February 16 – 19, now in it’s eighth exciting year. There will be over 50 documentaries and feature films to chose from, but I would like to point out one in particular. It is called “Nicky’s Family” and even though it is reminiscent of ‘Schindler’s List,” it is quite different in a number of ways.
The film tells the story of Nicholas Winton, an Englishman who organized the rescue of 669 Czech and Slovak children just before the outbreak of World War II. Winton, now 102 years old, did not speak about these events with anyone for more than half a century. His story may have gone untold, but his wife found a suitcase in the attic full of documents and transport plans. Today the story of this rescue is known all over the world. Thousands of children in many countries have decided to follow in his footsteps and do something important. Knighted by Queen Elisabeth II and nominated for the Nobel Prize for Peace, Nicholas Winton’s story is heart-warming and uplifting in the extreme, and I promise that once you see this extraordinary film about an extraordinary man, you will never forget it or the man.
If you get 25 people together to see this film, or any other, let us know and we will give you a discount on your tickets. The full BIFF program is now up and running on the internet. You will also notice that Kevin Kline and Diane Keaton, along with Diane Weist are starring in the opening night film “Darling Companion” directed by award winning director Lawrence Kasdan, and produced by Andrew Bregman, both of whom will be on hand to answer questions directly following the film.
William Macy and Martin Sheen are coming to take part in the festival and each have special events devoted to them. And there are many more exciting sessions and films to look forward to. Download a program now. And spread the word about this special documentary and BIFF in general. We than you for your support and look forward to seeing you at BIFF.