Now showing: The Breckenridge Festival of Film |

Now showing: The Breckenridge Festival of Film

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BRECKENRIDGE – The four days of film are finally here. The 25th annual Breckenridge Festival of Film began Thursday and runs through Sunday at various locations, including the Speakeasy Movie Theatre, Breckenridge Theatre, Breckenridge Town Hall videoamphitheatre, Maggie Pond and Summit High School.

The festival features independent films, premieres, a kids’ film and GLBT films. A new program of films created by Summit High School students will also be shown this year.Guests and celebrities like JoBeth Williams (“Poltergeist,” “Big Chill” and “Into the Fire,” premiering at the festival), Connie Nielsen (“Gladiator,” “Great Raid”), director/producer David Semel (“Dawson’s Creek,” NBC’s “House”), festival host Jeffrey Lyons (syndicated WNBC-TV film critic) and Ben Lyons (MTV’s “Your Film Show”) will be making appearances throughout the weekend at forums and panel discussions.

The festival’s 25th anniversary Gala will take place at 6 p.m. today at the Top of the World Restaurant at the Lodge and Spa in Breckenridge. Tickets are $75 and can be purchased online at, at the Riverwalk Center box office by calling (970) 547-3100 or at the door. The evening will include appetizers, dinner, wine, dessert and dancing.The Smirnoff Martini Smash will take place Saturday evening in honor of the festival at 9 p.m. at Salt Creek. Cost is $10 and includes a selection of complimentary food and martinis and dancing.

For more information about the festival, visit Breckenridge Festival of Film ad wrapped around the Summit Daily, running Friday and Saturday, features a detailed schedule of films.Click the link below for a trailer of “Dating Games People Play.” The film has been described as “Swingers meets American Pie” and is directed by Stefan Marc.

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