Following a successful 2013 festival, the Breckenridge Festival of Film is seeking to expand its offerings in 2014, beginning with the nearly sold-out Summit County premiere of “Climb to Glory,” a film by Warren Miller Entertainment and the Colorado Ski and Snowboard Museum.
The film tells the story of the 10th Mountain Division ski troopers and how they championed the U.S. ski industry following World War II. Scheduled for Saturday, March 8, at Colorado Mountain College in Breckenridge, the screening will be accompanied by a presentation by 10th Mountain Division veteran Dick Over, as well as a chance to talk with him following the film.
“Climb to Glory” explores the roots of the ski industry, from the perspectives of both the snow soldiers and their descendants. The film features professional skier and philanthropist Chris Anthony, of Vail; pro skier Scott Kennett; and the late Tony Seibert, grandson of Vail founder and 10th Mountain Division veteran Pete Seibert.
Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door and include one free beer from New Belgium Brewery, as well as a chance to win door prizes. The bar opens at 6:15 p.m., doors at 7, and the show begins at 7:15 p.m. Note that no food or beverage is allowed in the auditorium, so arrive early to redeem your beer ticket.
The Breckenridge Festival of Film and the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance in partnership with Breck Hospitality, Colorado Mountain College, New Belgium Brewery and the Breckenridge Backstage Theatre are presenting the film. Gary Martinez and Dave Young are sponsoring the cash bar in memory of good friend, longtime Summit County resident and “damn good guy” Lloyd Yorker, 10th Mountain Division, 87th Regiment, I Company.
Other events in the Festival of Film’s spring lineup include a Spring Film Series, presented in partnership with the Breckenridge Backstage Theatre during April, May and June, as well as the annual Hollywood & Wine fundraising event, slated for Friday, June 6.
For more information, including a link to a film trailer, to learn more about the spring schedule or to purchase tickets, visit www.breckfilmfest.com. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about sponsorship opportunities or to support the Festival of Film.