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Estes Park Film Festival To Host Two Special Film Screenings

Continuing their mission to educate, inspire, and advance a greater appreciation of independent cinema, the Estes Park Film Festival is set to host two special film screening events this month.

The first event takes place on Monday, January 19th, and is a screening of David Modigliani’s “Crawford,” a documentary about the impact of President Bush’s relocation to the small town of Crawford, Texas, shortly after announcing his candidacy for president. The day before President Bush departs the White House will be a time of reflection for the entire country. “Crawford” provides a unique perspective on the Bush presidency: through the eyes of the 705 residents of Crawford, Texas. The film starts at 7:00 p.m. and will take place at Estes Park’s Notchtop Café & Bakery. Attendance to this special event is free, but donations for the EPFF’s non-profit mission will be accepted at the door. Attendees will also have a chance to win two All-Access passes to the 2009 Estes Park Film Festival (Sept. 17-20) as well as an opportunity to bid on an autographed photo of actress/comedian Carol Burnett.

For the festival’s second event, film goers can enter a different dimension in cinema as Emmy Award winning filmmaker, Patrick Rea, presents his newest and most suspenseful short films at the EPFF Free Film Series at the Estes Park Public Library – Hondius Room on Monday January 26th at 7:00 p.m. Since 2004, Patrick has directed many short films that have screened at festivals such as the Estes Park Film Festival, the Central Nebraska Film Festival, Palm Beach International Film Festival, Shriekfest LA, The New York City Horror Film Festival, and Fangoria’s Weekend of Horrors. Films that will be showcased at this free screening include “Next Caller,” “Now That You’re Dead,” “Paint Shaker” “Misfortune Smiles,” and “Prisoner Exchange at Bannon’s Lookout.”

More information about both of these events is available on the festival’s website (, or by calling (970) 231-2580.

ABOUT THE EPFF: Founded in 2005, the Estes Park Film Festival is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to bringing diverse and entertaining independent cinema to Estes Park, Colorado. Each year in September, filmmakers from around the world travel to Estes Park to showcase their newest independent films at the Historic Park Theatre. Built in 1913, the Park Theatre is oldest operating movie theatre west of the Mississippi and is on the national register of historic places. In addition to the films, the EPFF also organizes educational outreach programs for aspiring filmmakers, and supports the preservation of Historic Cinematic Landmarks throughout Colorado and the USA.

Comments (1)

  • Joe Hall

    In these hard times having a film festival up here is a very good idea. Yes the theater is a good hook but our little town should be too. I hope the town’s leaders recognize this and offer some aid w/out strings. Plus I hope the town’s movers and shakers realize that people come here to GET AWAY from strip malls and the ubiquitous franchise too enjoy “old fashoined” America harking back to far better times. But after the marvelous old Malt Shop was taken over by the WAY overpriced Rky MTN. Chocolate Factory was a bad move.

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