2009 Boulder International Fringe Festival

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The 5thAnnual Boulder International Fringe Festival – August 12-23rd, 2009. 15 Venues throughout downtown Boulder. The Boulder Fringe Festival is a lively, 12-day, independent arts festival packed with everything from live theatre & dance to circus art, site-specific performance, music, film, and educational workshops. These multi-textured artistic offerings are hosted in spaces ranging from standard theaters to coffee shops, churches, rooftops, bars and taxis. Ticket prices from $0-$15. See www.boulderfringe.com for more info.

FFF calendar listing:Fast Forward Fringe – Tuesday 18 & Wednesday 19 August, 2009. Two nights of groundbreaking independent films on the Fringe at the new ATLAS facility on CU’s Campus (rm102). Two full length features plus several short films, hosted by Greg Baumhauer of Comedy Works, plus filmmaker q+a and stop frame animations with live musical accompaniment by Laura Goldhamer of Dovekins. Cinema on the Fringe at it’s best. See www.boulderfringe under Special Events for full programming. Ticket price $10 each night or $15 for both programs.

Program A – Tuesday, Aug 19- 7pm FEATURE PRESENTATION – Natural Causes (New York, NY) 2008. Dir: Alex Cannon, Paul Cannon, Michael Lerman. Cast: Jerzy Gwiazdowski, Leah Goldstein. In the wake of a brief, but intense relationship with Shaina, David struggles to find the same connection with Cara, Shaina’s former best friend. The two twenty-somethings flirt, date, get intimate, break up, and question their future in a heartwarming romantic drama conceived by the brother-directors after their own failed relationships.

Program B – Wednesday, Aug 20- 7pm FEATURE PRESENTATION – Finally, Lillian and Dan (Cambridge, MA) 2008. Dir: Mike Gibisser. Cast: Gretchen Akers, Jason Kean, Lucy Quinn. Finally, Lillian and Dan offers a meditation on young love and its delicacy, its hope and exhilaration, as well as its loneliness and naiveté. After a chance meeting, Lillian and Dan stumble their way toward one another in a love story that stutters, spits, and wears its heart on its sleeve.

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