Steven Soderbergh’s “Logan Lucky” is a high-spirited, low-down blast. It’s a let’s-rob-the-racetrack heist comedy set in that all-American place that even rednecks would have no problem calling redneck country: the land of NASCAR and child beauty pageants, spangly long fingernails and roadside biker-bar brawls, and — these days being what they are — chronic unemployment and spiritual stagnation. (Hey, nothing’s perfect.) And West Virginia family man Jimmy Logan teams up with his one-armed brother Clyde and sister Mellie to steal money from the Charlotte Motor Speedway in North Carolina.
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Director: Steven Soderbergh
Writer: Rebecca Blunt
Stars: Channing Tatum, Adam Driver, Daniel Craig
A harsh, wintry beauty pervades “Wind River,” in this sturdily effective thriller, Jeremy Renner plays Cory, a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service tracker whose job is to quickly dispatch the wolves and mountain lions that kill livestock on the Wind River Indian reservation in Wyoming. As an outdoorsman well versed in tracking, observing and knowing precisely which shot to take, Cory puts his skills to unexpected use when he finds the body of an 18-year-old native girl (Kelsey Asbille) dead and frozen on an isolated reservation snowfield. Because the circumstances are suspicious, the tribal police chief (played by Graham Greene) calls the FBI, which sends a rookie agent from Las Vegas named Jane (Elizabeth Olsen) to the scene.
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery
Director and Written by: Taylor Sheridan
Stars: Kelsey Asbille, Jeremy Renner, Julia Jones
Rated: R Runtime: 1h 47min
This past weekend the Backdoor hosted Nederland’s 1st Film Festival. This Event was produced by Colorado Festival Productions and we’re all very happy with the results. The organizers, Jake Fink & Jill Brooke, did a great job of pulling together partnerships between local merchants, the Seniors and the Backdoor to create events around town as well in the Community Center.
And the main event was a delightful 2 days of diverse short films and features from around the world, including from Colorado, and even a Valentine’s Day Special shot right here in Ned. And after select films, they followed with a live video Skype/Zoom connections between Film Makers and the Audience for Q&A sessions. It all ran flawlessly, what a treat that was!
The folks who worked on this projects, are all hoping this will become a new annual event. But of course ultimately, it’s up to you the audience. I liked it, but what did you think?
Come celebrate local filmmakers and films that are anything but ordinary! Music in a barbershop, Leftover Salmon in Telluride, and aliens in dreams. Films that defy expectations and take you to another world. It’s always fun to see a movie that was shot in your town! You’ll love the award-winning short, “Happy F’ing Valentine’s Day” filmed at the Black Forest restaurant. Come take a surreal “Expedition”, filmed in Indian Peaks. Catch an Oscar-winner you may have missed; “The Cove” – featuring footage shot by local filmmaker, Eric Abramson. Share a crazy ride along “The Trail of Kezbegi” w/some Boulder mountain bikers in the Caucasus Mountains of Russia! You’ll get your groove on with Leftover Salmon, discover an Italian opera paired with a dinner of spaghetti and meatballs, and learn how music can be a bridge between race and religion. The Nederland Film Festival showcases 12 local films with 5 features and 21 short films. Two films won Audience-favorite awards at previous festivals and 9 International shorts. Join us for two days of film programming that’s as unique as the town of Nederland. Tickets on sale now.
Beginning: Saturday Sep 16th. from 10:00 AM – 10:30 PM
Continuing Thru: Sunday Sep 17th. from 1:00 PM – 9:30 PM