Top 5 Films We Are Excited About
The Crested Butte Film Festival just released this fall’s film lineup! Showcasing 100 films in four days, the Crested Butte Film Festival is not to be missed. Head to Crested Butte September 27 - 30 to discover truly legendary narratives, documentaries and outdoor adventure films. Here are the top seven movies we are looking forward to!
1. Leave No Trace
“In this true coming-of-age story, Will and his teenaged daughter, Tom, have lived off the grid for years in the forests surrounding Portland, Oregon. When their idyllic life is suddenly shattered, both are placed into protective social services. After clashing against their new confines, they set off on a harrowing journey back to their wild homeland, and finally, to their true selves. Starring Ben Foster and Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie.”
2. Afghan Cycles
“Afghan Cycles follows a generation of Afghan women who are pedaling their own revolution, aggressively challenging gender and cultural barriers using the bicycle as a vehicle for freedom, empowerment, and social change.”
“Still a force to be reckoned with at the age of 85, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has developed an impressive legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon. This revelatory documentary is a loving and informative portrait of the diminutive, quiet warrior's rise. The movie’s touch is light and its spirit buoyant, but there is no mistaking its seriousness nor its passion.”
4. The Reluctant Radical
“If a crime is committed in order to prevent a greater crime, is it forgivable? Is it, in fact, necessary? The Reluctant Radical follows activist Ken Ward as he confronts his fears and puts himself in the direct path of the fossil fuel industry to combat climate change.”
5. The Trouble with Wolves
“The Trouble with Wolves takes an up-close look at the most controversial wildlife conservation issue of our time: the reintroduction of wolves to Yellowstone National Park and its surrounding states. The film aims to find out whether coexistence is really possible by hearing from the people directly involved. As wolves have recently been re-introduced to Colorado, this film is the primer to nearly every side of the argument.”
Plus, here are two more short films we can’t wait to see!
6. Wild Toddler Chronicles
“Why do we take our kids into wild places? Wild Toddler Chronicles shows us that adventuring outside with little ones is worth the tantrums, sleep deprivation, and overflowing diapers.”
7. North of Nightfall
“Hidden amongst the glaciers high in the Arctic Circle are never-ridden mountain bike lines too incredible to ignore. Professional riders Cam Zink, Darren Berrecloth, and others take on challenging terrain unlike anything ridden before.”
Film descriptions provided by the Crested Butte Film Festival.