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Hollywood meets a taste of Breck

Kimberly Nicoletti

BRECKENRIDGE – Up to a hundred people will pour into town hall Saturday night – not for any pressing political issue – but for wine, food and the best of Hollywood.The Hollywood and Wine Dinner, a fund raiser for the Breckenridge Festival of Film, will feature short films paired with a variety of food and wine. Light, humorous films will compliment light, white wines, while more dramatic films will pair with heavier meals and more robust wines, Breckenridge Festival of Film boardmember Lisa Korry Cheek said.”The staff does a really good job with pairing the wine, food and movies,” Breckenridge Festival of Film President Karin Penegor said. “It’s also a good opportunity to meet and greet some of the area wine makers.”Table 31 Imports and Quandary Grille, National Distributing and Southern Wine and Spirits will provide the wine.Beaver Run Resort will add some cheese with the “whine” of a perpetual loser who finds redemption by accidentally riding a bicycle without training wheels, in the five-minute short film, “Training Wheels.” St. Bernard will pair a hot appetizer with the fiery competition in “Dodgeball,” where success in a company is based on winning the weekly dodgeball game.Blue River Bistro’s meat and vegetable lasagna pair with layers of guilt, anger and desperation a homeless artist must digest in “Knight in Venice” after he picks up the wallet of a wealthy jogger who accidentally crushed his sculpture. Peel and eat shrimp from Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. will float around before the showing of “Gregor’s Greatest Invention,” a film nominated for the best short in the 2002 Academy Awards about how a granny’s only hope for staying out of an old-age home involves walking under water.Desserts from Hearthstone Catering and the Breckenridge Brewery will satisfy guests’ sweet tooth, along with “Bob & Arlene,” a story of a woman so overcome with romance that she sabotages her drains to win the heart of Bob the plumber. The humorous battle of wit and wills between a 12-year-old boy who has locked himself in a confessional and Father Lamonica in “Sitting in Limbo” completes the sweet set.”I tried to pick films that would be light and funny, as well as some of our best of the best,” programming director Marty Ferris said.”It’s a quick moving evening, and it offers the opportunity to hang out with friends,” Korry Cheek said. “It’s really social and just a lot of fun, and we’ve always had a lot of food and a lot of wine.”In addition to wine, food and film, a silent auction will include a pontoon boat rental from Osprey Adventures, a Diamond and Gem exchange gift certificate, Denver and Aspen lodging packages, an office happy hour party from the Quandary Grill and yoga in the park from Gayatri Yoga.Tickets are $30, or $50 per couple. They may be purchased at KSMT in Breckenridge, or by calling (970) 453-6200.Kimberly Nicoletti can be reached at (970) 668-3998 ext. 245 or by e-mail at knicoletti@summitdaily.com.—Hollywood and Wine Dinner- When: 6 p.m. Saturday, May 25- Where: Breckenridge Town Hall

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