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Breck Film Fest hosts Hollywood and Wine Saturday

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BRECKENRIDGE ” The Breckenridge Festival of Film will host its annual Hollywood and Wine fundraiser from 6 to 10 p.m. on Saturday at the River Mountain Lodge in Breckenridge. The theme for this year’s event is “A Night of Flying Cranes” and will feature six short films paired with wines from D’Vine Wines in Silverthorne and heavy hors d’oeuvres donated from Taipei Tokyo.

Guests are encouraged to dress in Asian-inspired fashion. The fundraiser is sponsored by The Flying Crane, D’Vine Wines and Taipei Tokyo.

The night begins with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and a silent auction at 6 p.m., followed by the film and wine pairings from 7-10 p.m.

Silent auction items include ski passes, lodging, French cooking in your home and others. The Flying Crane gift store will have handmade authentic Japanese origami crane earrings and other Asian-inspired gifts available.

Tickets for the Hollywood and Wine fundraiser are $25 per person or $45 per couple and can be purchased by calling the Breckenridge Festival of Film office at (970) 453-6200 or e-mailing info@breckfilmfest.com. A limited number of tables are available and can be reserved by calling the Film Fest office.

A world War II Zero fighter pilot, haunted by the past, is forced to confront his fears when he meets an old enemy, a U.S. Army 442nd soldier, and plays a fateful game of chess.

Tokio works the night shift in a photo printing shop in New York City. He has just broken up with his girlfriend and becomes obsessed with a customer’s pictures. Jennie, an admiring co-worker, calls Ella the customer to help him come out of his rut. Tokio gets upset and Jennie moves to the day shift. Tokio sees the light and goes to meet Jennie.

When a fortune cookie spells doom for Jay Jackman, he has mere minutes to prepare himself to meet his maker. It’s a good thing his friend Kaspar is on hand to help him pack. A comic look at life and death.

Conformity is a matter of survival. A teacher of a left-handed boy enlists his father to help correct the “problem.” The boy struggles to understand his place in the world. Then one day, his father sprains his right wrist.

On a first date, a couple finishes their meal. The owner brings the bill and fortune cookies. Hers: a detailed warning about the man she’s with ” he’s wanted by the law and his ex-wives are missing! His: A damning expose of her debts, needs and flaws. They can’t wait to be rid of each other. As he pays he asks the owner where he gets the cookies; the owner points to a woman working in the kitchen. Should they believe all they’ve read or should they chance it?

James, an illegal cab driver in LA is on a routine trip to the airport when he picks up a young woman arriving from Korea. She is seeking her brother who was adopted as a baby. No family of his own, James hopes he is her brother.

The 29th Annual Breckenridge Festival of Film will take place June 11-14, 2009.

Log on to http://www.breckfilmfest.com for more information on the Festival and Hollywood and Wine.

The Breckenridge Festival of Film is a nonprofit organization established in 1981 and is governed by a volunteer board of directors.

Funding for the festival comes from local public and private grants, sponsorships, fundraising events, individual contributions, in-kind assistance, and revenue from tickets and merchandise. More than 150 individual volunteers, four local theaters and other facilities are involved during the event.


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