Fine-tune your cinema receivers with today's deal to the Vail Film Festival running from Thursday, March 31 to Sunday, April 3. Choose from the following options:
- For $259, you get the black diamond pass (an $865 value).
- For $120, you get the festival pass (a $240 value).
- For $60, you get the screening pass (a $120 value).
The 8th Annual Vail Film Festival brings more than 60 international films, documentaries, and shorts to the cinema-craving denizens of the central Rocky Mountains, and this year presents an acting achievement award to actress Kate Bosworth. Screening pass holders get admission to all non-VIP theater screenings, panel discussions, and access to the open bar at the Festival Hospitality Lounge, open every day of the festival. In addition to all of the above, festival pass holders get admission to all screenings (VIP included), the awards ceremony, the closing night party, and a Friday night concert by singer/songwriters from the well-known Hotel Cafe in LA. Black diamond pass holders get all the benefits of a festival pass, plus the chance to bump shoulders and exchange elbows with celebrities and festival patrons at the opening night party, the Friday filmmaker reception, and the late-night festival lounge.
Peruse the program of feature films such as the vigilante thriller Boy Wonder and the dysfunctional family drama-comedy A Little Help starring Jenna Fischer of The Office, or view sobering documentaries such as A Perfect Soldier. CinéBistro and The Sebastian Hotel will host most screenings and events. The Vail Film Festival has been visited by several living, breathing celebrities (previous guests include Jesse Eisenberg, Zach Braff, and Michelle Monaghan), unlike the cold-eyed, designer-clothed snowmen that other film festivals pretend are famous. Finish an evening of filmgoing by stepping outside to make snow angels on the ski-swept slopes as inside projectionists make reel angels by diving into unspooled show prints of the festival's hottest films.