The 2nd Annual Estes Park Film Festival Announces Official Selections

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The Estes Park Film Festival in Colorado is pleased to announce the official film selections for the 2nd annual event this September.

Showcasing over 50 independent films from around the world, the 2nd Annual Estes Park Film Festival will take place September 14-16 at the Historic Park Theatre in downtown Estes Park, Colorado. Built in 1913, the Park Theatre is one of the oldest movie theatres still operating in America. In addition to the Park Theatre, suspense and horror films will screen at the Historic Stanley Hotel, which is famous for its inspirational role in Stephen King's book & film, "The Shining." Student films will also screen at the Lake Shore Lodge as part of the Student Filmmaker Showcase.

Included in this year's line-up is the hilarious comedy "Life with Fiona" about Scott Parker (Greg Lobb), a lovable, put-upon office drone who's perpetually unlucky in love, as he pursues a random relationship with the free-spirited Fiona Cerny (Avery Clyde) that is alternately liberating and confounding to them both. Joe D'Augustine's "One Night with You" is about down-on-his-luck Jake Tarlow (Mark Boone Junior) who has to get reclusive writer Hunter Burnell (Michael Parks) to an important meeting in what will probably be the last great time of his life. Other feature films include the quirky documentary "Plagues & Pleasures on the Salton Sea" about California's newest ecological time bomb, and at the Stanley Hotel Suspense & Horror Film Showcase "The 4th Dimension" will explore the dark and lonely world between dreams and reality.

Short Films include the poignant story "Trail End" about Hank (Barry Corbin) and his last ride across Kansas with the help of his best friend Chip -- an old Appaloosa. A lonely, high functioning mentally challenged man falls in love with a 900 sex-line operator, and through that call, both find redemption in the funny and inspiring "My Name is Wallace." At the Student Filmmaker Showcase "The Old Son" tells the story of an old man who comes back home and tries to reconcile himself with his family who are all immortal and never age. Other short films include Sheila Schroeder's newest documentary "Crunch!", the apocalyptic "Café at the Crossroads", and the mysterious "Twilight of Youth".

Many of the filmmakers will be on hand to introduce their films and will take part in a Q&A on the creative process of getting their films from script to screen. There will also be plenty of parties where you can mingle with the filmmakers and other film enthusiasts. Ticket information and the complete schedule of film screenings, parties, and panel discussions are available on the festival web site:

Below is the complete list of festival films:

Historic Park Theatre
Feature Films - First Ascent, Bill's Big Pumpkins, Life with Fiona, Plagues & Pleasures on the Salton Sea, Last Stop for Paul, Juncture, One Night with You, For Right or Wrong, and Running Deep

Short Films - A Single Beam of Light, The Park Theatre Family Album: Featuring John Ramey, Caught in Paint, Athina, The Sand Creek Massacre, Geocache, Snowies, My Name Is Wallace, Super-Anon, Break-up Bob, Crunch!, Mr. Extion, Highway Amazon, Steve McQueen & Me, Die Flugbegleiterin, Home for Good, Twilight of Youth, The Deceiver, Loaded, Sleep in Heavenly Peace, Thorndike, Charles and Paulette, Trail End, Serenade, Conversing with Aotearoa/New Zealand, Post Traumatic, Agniezka 2039, and The Father, Unblinking

The Historic Stanley Hotel Suspense & Horror Showcase
Short Films - Café at the Crossroads, Woman's Intuition, The Window, Rose Colored Glasses, Descent into Madness, and One Choice

Feature Films - The 4th Dimension

Lake Shore Lodge Student Filmmaker Showcase
Pieces, Scaling Up, The Detention Teacher, The Cock & Bull Story, Joy, Rough Cut, and The Old Son


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