Wind River

September  22- 23, 7 pm

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



Nederland Film Festival

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?

Nederland Film Festival


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

For Festival schedule and tickets, visit


The Hitman’s Bodyguard

Showing Sep 8 & 9 | Friday & Saturday @ 7:00 pm

The Hitman's Bodyguard Poster

The world’s top bodyguard gets a new client, a hit man who must testify at the International Court of Justice. They must put their differences aside and work together to make it to the trial on time.

Genre: Comedy, Action
Director: Patrick Hughes
Writer: Tom O’Connor
Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, Gary Oldman

Rated: R
Runtime: 1h 47min



The Glass Castle

Sep 1-2

Chronicling the adventures of an eccentric, resilient and tight-knit family. It’s a remarkable story of unconditional love. Oscar winner Brie Larson brings Jeannette Walls’s best-selling memoir to life as a young woman who, influenced by the joyfully wild nature of her deeply dysfunctional father (Woody Harrelson), found the fiery determination to carve out a successful life on her own terms.

(sorry, I can’t seem to post the trailer without the commercial or the interview)

Genre: Drama

Director: Destin Daniel Cretton

Writers: Destin Cretton, Andrew Lanham

Cast: Brie Larson, Woody Harrelson, Naomi Watts

PG-13 Runtime 2hr 7min

Sep 8-9 (tentative) Hit Man Bodyguard

The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature

August 25-26

Surly Squirrel (Will Arnett) and the gang are back. We are once again in Oakton where the evil mayor has decided to bulldoze Liberty Park and build a dangerous amusement park in its place. Surly and his ragtag group of animal friends band together to save their home, defeat the mayor, and take back the park.

Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Director: Cal Brunker

Writers: Bob Barlen, Cal Brunker

Stars: (voices of) Will Arnett, Katherine Heigl, Maya Rudolph

PG  Runtime: 1h 31min

Coming Soon: Sep 1-2  Glass Castles (tentative)











War for the Planet of the Apes

August 18-19

In the third chapter of the critically acclaimed blockbuster franchise, Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel. After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. As the journey finally brings them face to face, Caesar and the Colonel are pitted against each other in an epic battle that will determine the fate of both their species and the future of the planet.

Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama

Director: Matt Reeves

Writers: Mark Bomback, Matt Reeves

Stars: Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Steve Zahn

PG-13  Runtime: 2h 20min


Coming Soon AUG 25-26 —  Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature


Nederland Backdoor Theater
750 Highway 72
Nederland, CO 80466

303-258-0188 (Leave a Message)












Showing this weekend August 11-12

Evacuation of Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire, and France, who were cut off and surrounded by the German army from the beaches and harbor of Dunkirk, France, between May/June 1940. 400,000 British soldiers are holed up in the French port town of Dunkirk. The only way out is via sea, and the Germans have air superiority, bombing the British soldiers and ships without much opposition. The situation looks dire and, in desperation, Britain sends civilian boats to try to evacuate the beleaguered forces. This is that story, seen through the eyes of a soldier amongst those trapped forces, two RAF fighter pilots and a group of civilians on their boat, part of the evacuation fleet.

Genres: Action, History, Drama, War

Director/Writer: Christopher Nolan

Stars: Fionn Whitehead, Damien Bonnard, Aneurin Barnard

Rated: PG-13 Runtime: 1hr. 46min.

Coming August 18-19: War For The Planet Of The Apes


Showing Aug 4 – 5, at 7:00 pm


Baby (Ansel Elgort) is a young and partially hearing impaired getaway driver who can make any wild move while in motion with the right soundtrack playing. After being coerced into working for a crime boss (Kevin Spacey), Baby finds himself taking part in a heist doomed to fail.

Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama

Directed/Written By: Edgar Wright

Stars: Ansel Elgort, Jon Bernthal, Jon Hamm, Kevin Spacey

Runtime: 113 minutes — Rated: R

Critics Consensus: Stylish, exciting, and fueled by a killer soundtrack, Baby Driver hits the road and it’s gone — proving fast-paced action movies can be smartly written without sacrificing thrills.

Showing August 11 – 12: Dunkirk

Showing August 18 – 19: War for the Planet of the Apes