Crested Butte Monthly Films Promote Artistic Advocacy

The Crested Butte Film Festival series is the perfect excuse for locals to enjoy the arts at a price that anyone can afford. The Crested Butte Film Series is sponsored by the Community Foundation of Gunnison Valley in partnership with the Center for the Arts. On the third Thursday of each month, Crested Butte locals can gather to watch an inspirational film on various topics. The next three films on deck for the festival are Muscle Shoals, Maidentrip and Spinning Plates.

On March 20, Muscle Shoals will tell the story of the small village of the same name in the Bayou that bred some of the most successful and innovative musicians, including Mick Jagger, Etta James, Keith Richards, Clarence Carter and many more. Located along the Tennessee River, Muscle Shoals is the site of FAME Studios, founded by Rick Hall. The film shares stories of tragedy, creativity and more.

The truly inspiring film Maidentrip will be shown on April 17. This movie follows the story of 13-year-old Laura Dekker from Holland. She fought the government with support from her “non-traditional” family, with whom she lived with on the sea for the first five years of her life. At the age of 14 she set off and documented the adventure.

The last film announced for the festival is Spinning Plates, which follows three restaurants and the extraordinary people who have made each one special. Stories include the tragic tale of the chef of Chicago-based Alinea who has been privately battling cancer, a 150-year-old restaurant in Iowa that was brought back to life by the community after being burnt to the ground, and a Mexican restaurant in Tucson where its owners struggle to provide for their young daughter.

Events like the Crested Butte Film Festival help to bring the community together and promote an artistic way of life. Interested in Crested Butte real estate? I’m a local real estate agent who specializes in Crested Butte homes and I’d love to assist you with your search!

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