Everything You Need to Know About Attending the Boulder Jewish Film Festival…

…is here, so don’t be afraid to ask!

Tickets go on sale on Monday morning, February 3, for the 8thAnnual Boulder Jewish Film Festival.  All tickets are available through the Dairy’s website, thedairy.org, in person at their box office, and by phone, (303) 444-7328.

This link will be live Monday: CLICK HERE

Tickets for sponsors are available Sunday afternoon – a great benefit for our loyal supporters and another good reason to consider becoming a sponsor next year. The early-bird code will be provided at the Sponsor Sneak Preview champagne brunch on Sunday in Levin Hall.

Seasoned festival fans know that tickets sell quickly, and that most of our films do sell out. Early ticket sales allow us to determine which films to repeat. This year, we have reserved times on Saturday, March 14 for additional screenings of early sell-outs, as well as some early afternoon weekday times.

If a film you want to see is sold out, please remember to check back on Monday, February 17 for additional times, which will be announced in our weekly email on Friday, February 14. Also, if only a handful of seats in the front row are available, don’t worry. There are no bad seats in either the Boe or the Gordon Gamm Theater.  The back row of tall director’s chairs at the Boe are available by request – another tip when films sell out.

There will be no screenings on Saturday, March 7 to avoid conflicting with the Boulder International Film Festival. (In future years, be assured the two festivals are already calendared and will not overlap!) We also are dark on BIFF’s opening night, Friday night, March 6.

Please arrive on time, and give yourself time to park in the overflow lot north of the Dairy, which often has multiple events taking place. We often have walk-ups eagerly waiting for empty seats, which we fill 10 minutes after show time. If you know you will be late, please call (303) 440-7826, x110. and we will hold your seats.

Light snacks and beverages are available at the Dairy’s Polk Café and the Boe’s ticket counter. Several restaurants are a short walk away. We always leave 30 minutes between screenings, including 20 minutes after each film for talkbacks, so feel free to attend back-to-back screenings. Running times are listed in the printed program and on the JCC and Dairy websites.

We encourage everyone to stay for the discussions, which are always highly rated in our post-festival survey.

All receptions are in the Dairy Art Center Lobby, and include food, with a cash bar available at the Polk Café. Food is not allowed in the Gordon Gamm Theater. Also be advised that there is a service fee for tickets purchased online for the Gordon Gamm Theater that is waived when tickets are purchased by phone or in person.

I look forward to sharing 16 premieres and two programs of short films with you. Please feel free to ask me questions about the content of the films. I can be reached at BJFF@boulderjcc.org. Questions about logistics, receptions, or sponsor comps should be addressed to Jodi@boulderjcc.org. Neither of us can provide any information regarding tickets, so please contact the Dairy box office directly.

In case of a severe winter storm, please call the Dairy box office regarding possible cancellation. In the rare event a film is cancelled, you will be contacted, and the film will be rescheduled.

I am very excited about our 8th season of inspiring films covering a wide gamut of subjects and representing many genres and styles, with a special emphasis on humor and heroes this year. As always, I look forward to conversations in the lobby between screenings, so don’t be shy about sharing your thoughts with me.

I also hope to see many of you at our pre-festival special screening of “The Milagro Beanfield War,” Robert Redford’s luminous drama set in the Southwest, featuring Dave Grusin’s Oscar-winning score, on Sunday, March 1, at 3:30 pm in the Boe.

 

 

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About Kathryn Bernheimer

Kathryn has spent her professional life writing about, teaching, and presenting the arts. Founding Director of the Boulder Jewish Film Festival, Kathryn was Director of Menorah and ACE at the Boulder JCC from 2003 through August, 2019. The former film and theater critic for the Boulder Daily Camera, Kathryn is the author of "The Fifty Greatest Jewish Movies" and "The Fifty Funniest Films of All Time." kathryn.bernheimer@gmail.com

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