Boulder film buffs rejoice, for the annual Boulder International Film Festival, affectionately known as BIFF, begins Thursday, March 3, with an opening night red carpet gala event.
After simultaneous parties at the Boulderado and Rembrandt Yard, the evening will culminate in a showing at the Boulder Theater of the new documentary “Miss Sharon Jones.” Jones (pictured above) is a soul-singing force of nature who faced pancreatic cancer and bounced back with style. The director is two-time Oscar winner Barbara Kopple. Tickets for the event are $65, and are available here.
Of special interest to BJN readers will be these two films:
- Every Face Has A Name, a documentary that invokes the deep emotions felt by concentration camp survivors when they disembarked at Malmo, Sweden in April 1945;
- and Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You, which shows the TV creator and founder of People for the American Way to be as irrespressible as ever at 93.
The festival starts in earnest Friday morning, March 4th, and continues through Sunday. Tickets are $14, or $12 for seniors. Many of the showings will sell out, including the three programs of short films, so get your tickets soon.