Breckenridge Film Fest award winner ‘I’m Harry Clark’ screens at Backstage
Ryan Summerlin May 28, 2014
If you go
What: “I’m Harry Clark” and “Garden of Steven” (short)
Where: Breckenridge Backstage Theatre, 121 S. Ridge St., Breckenridge
When: 7 p.m. Thursday, May 29, and Friday, May 30 (doors open at 6)
Cost: Tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for seniors and students and are available online at www.backstagetheatre.org and at the door
More information: Visit www.backstagetheatre.org, or call (970) 453-0199
The Spring Film Series is winding down at the Breckenridge Backstage Theatre; only two weeks left and then it’s a wrap.
“Collaborating with the Breckenridge Film Festival has been very rewarding,” said Frankie Hood, Breckenridge Backstage Theatre board president. “I know the feeling is mutual. When two successful organizations come together to market the whole, wonderful things start to happen, and as a result, the community gets more programming options.”
The 2013 winner of the Breckenridge Film Festival’s award for Best Comedy, “I’m Harry Clark” will tickle your funny bone while it deconstructs the discrepancies between a small-time politician’s politically correct sound bites and his politically incorrect lifestyle. Harry Clark is a family man fighting for equality. At least, that’s what his press kit says.
“If you are a fan of political satire, you need to see this,” said Laurie Rambaud, Breckenridge Backstage Theatre board member. “And the only way you can see this is in person at a theater; it hasn’t been released online on Netflix, iTunes or Redbox.”
“I’m Harry Clark” will be accompanied by a short film, “The Garden of Steven,” in which Steven Crosby wakes up in Antigua, Guatemala, with a mission. He has just one day to convert as many locals as he can, armed with only some religious comic books and a couple of words of high school Spanish.
Up next in the series
These films are followed by a final set of films, “H2Indo,” an exciting journey to Indonesia with seven of the world’s greatest surfers, and “Why We Climb,” a short film that shows rock climbing isn’t just a sport, it’s an outlet, an escape and a way of life for a group of Southern California climbers. “Why We Climb” explores this raw passion and commitment through its poetic and inspiring cinematography. Proceeds from the almost completed Spring Film Series benefit both nonprofits.
After these final films, the theater is getting a medieval transformation for Monty Python’s “Spamalot,” opening Thursday, June 26. “Spamalot” is a Broadway musical that was “lovingly ripped off” of the cult classic movie “Monty Python and the Holy Grail.” As King Arthur says, “God be praised, we have a quest!” This hilarious musical pokes winking fun at Broadway musicals and features such hilarious oddities as a line of beautiful dancing divas, flatulent Frenchmen, cows and killer rabbits.
All films start at 7 p.m. Concessions are available for all film screenings and include Snickers bars, beer, wine and mixed drinks, which can be taken into the theater with you. For more information about the film series or to purchase tickets, visit www.backstagetheatre.org or call the box office at (970) 453-0199.
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