Movies on the Mountain
There’s something infinitely special about the silver screen. Couple that with sweeping mountain views, live music, luxury resorts and world-class skiing, and you have the makings of something that even Hollywood couldn’t replicate. We’re speaking, of course, of the Vail Film Festival. Now in its 9th year, the festival draws an international crowd of budding and established filmmakers, actors, producers and directors to Colorado’s famed ski town for a celebration of all things cinema. For four star-studded days, movie buffs can take in screenings, tributes, panels and parties. Past attendees and honorees have included big names like Kate Bosworth, Olivia Wilde, Michael Imperioli, Josh Lucas and Jesse Eisenberg and 2012 is shaping up to be equally impressive. With over 60 screenings, it’s a movie-lover’s haven. Films like The Eye of the Storm (Geoffrey Rush) and Life Happens (Krysten Ritter) dot the festival’s lineup, as well as concerts from the likes of Sara Bareilles. Passes range from a $75 screening pass to an all-access $750 patron pass. 9th Annual Vail Film Festival, March 29th – April 1st, www.vailfilmfestival.com.