Film fest to flood weekend with the arts
The avant-garde Toofy Film Festival returns this weekend to celebrate the arts once again. It is a gathering place for those who love film, fine arts, music and fashion – and not to mention a good time.
TOOFY FILM FEST SCHEDULE
8 p.m.: Trilogy Wine Bar is hosting a showcase of independent music including STORYTYME.
5 p.m.: Short Film Program #1 – 9 short films from all over the world including “Winner Take Steve,” directed by Napoleon Dynamite creator Jared Hess, and “Stomping Grounds” a documentary about hip-hop artist Biz Markie.
7 p.m.: “Netherbeast Incorporated,” directed by Dean Ronalds. Starring Darrell Hammond, Judd Nelson, Dave Foley, and Jason Mewes. Directors the Ronalds Brothers will talk after the film
9 p.m.: “Last Stop for Paul” directed by Neil Mandt.
9 p.m.: Toofy Fashion Showcase at 7th and Pearl
11 p.m.: Too Freaky Short Films showcase 6 “freaky” short films.
3 p.m.: Short Film Program #2 – continued from Saturday night including “Common Practice,” which was viewed at Sundance Film Festival and winner of multiple awards at several film festivals around the globe.
5 p.m.: “A Lawyer Walks into a Bar.” directed by Eric Chalkin
7 p.m.: Short Film Program #3 – featuring “Gimme Green”
9 p.m.: Short Film Program #4 – including “Shuteye Hotel,” animated film by world-renowned animator Bill Plympton
The self-titled “Toofy Brothers,” otherwise known as Mark and Jeff Siebert, founded the Toofy Film Fest after Mark’s short film “The Absence of Autonomy” wasn’t accepted into any film festivals four years ago. The idea behind the creation of the festival was to give artists and filmmakers a chance to bring what might be considered underground works to the foreground.
After a great turnout at the 2006 festival, Toofy aims to inspire once again at this year’s festival.
Tickets for both film nights are $32.50. Tickets for each night alone are $19.50. Tickets to an individual movie are $7. All tickets are available at the Boulder Theater box office.
More information on the festival is available at Toofy.com.