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Fly Fishing Film Tour (F3T) Behind the Scenes Pre Party
April 1, 2015 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm MDT
The F3T Pre-Show Party to Officially Kick Off The Fishing “Season”
This is the one we look forward to all year! The original and preeminent exhibition of fly fishing cinema, The F3T. Each year fishy folk of all ages gather at Boulder Theater to soak up films from around the world, spin a few yarns amongst friends and dream about casts still unmade. If you’ve been, you know what we’re talking about. If you haven’t, make sure to join us this year!
This year we are having an exclusive pre-show party featuring some of the people involved in the films you’ll see in the F3T! Consider it a little “behind the scenes” look into the awesomeness you are about to take in at Boulder Theater. Join us at the shop from 4:30-6pm to meet select filmmakers and cast from the films featured in this year’s tour. Ask questions, check out the trailers, give high fives, or just throw back some liquid excitement from Oskar Blues Brewery and shoot the breeze! Plus, you’ll be able to fill your belly with goodness from the BBQ masters themselves, Moe’s Original BBQ; it’s always a hit.
** Online sales of the tickets has ended. We are now sold out of tickets in the shop as well. If you still need tickets you can check with Boulder Theater.
You could win!
Buy your F3T tickets at Front Range Anglers on Pearl St. and you could win some great prizes! Every F3T ticket purchased from FRA automatically becomes a raffle ticket! Just bring your F3T ticket to our pre-party and you’re in the running! We’ll hold the drawings at 5:45 (must be present to win) and wrap up in time for you to still get a great seat at Boulder Theater! A F3T ticket purchased at FRA is the only way to get into the drawing, so your chances of winning will be excellent!
Our Featured Guests – Meet the people behind the films!
Tim Romano - Cast Member - CO2LD WATERS
At the end of the 2014 fishing season, five respected fly fishermen – Craig Mathews of Blue Ribbon Flies, Yvon Chouinard of Patagonia, Steve Hemkens of Orvis, Tim Romano of Angling Trade and Todd Tanner of Conservation Hawks – came together to fish for wild trout and share their thoughts on angling and climate change.
CO2LD WATERS was shot in Montana in October, 2014. It celebrates the joy and passion of fly fishing, and educates anglers on the threat we face from global warming. The film, which is a collaboration between Conservation Hawks and the cinematic team at Conservation Media, focuses on our responsibility to protect cold, clean waters and healthy landscapes, and to stand up for future generations of Americans.
Scott Thompson - Writer/Director - Breaking Through: The Story of Larry Fivecoats
Larry Fivecoats served with the 173rd Airborne Brigade in Vietnam in 1966 and 1967. In that time, Larry was involved in over 150 firefights and witnessed very heavy casualties. When he returned from war, he found himself struggling with the lasting symptoms of PTSD and depression, and began to contemplate suicide. Then Larry was introduced to Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing.
Russ Schnitzer - Producer/Director - Wild Fish Works: Oregon Coast
Wild salmon and steelhead are important to more than just anglers. They represent significant social, cultural and economic ties up and down the Oregon coast. Over the past year, Alan Moore and I worked to explore a few different examples of these connections. Wild Fish Works: Oregon Coast is the result. We hope that angling and non-angling viewers will consider their own connections to wild fish where they live, and explore the unique ways these fish manifest themselves across regions, communities and landscapes.
Wild Fish Works’ message is non-political and positive: where people, businesses, communities, conservation and landowners work together, Oregon’s wild salmon, steelhead and trout heritage WORKS. Notably, the specification of “wild” fish in this context is NOT an anti-hatchery statement; rather, we call for more focus on the attainability and importance of conserving the wild fish reserves we still have, and the positive returns that even small investments in wild fish conservation can bring for Oregon. This is the “how” of Wild Fish Works.
Agriculture and ranch lands, and other resource-dependent businesses don’t need to change hands, change operations dramatically, or become outdoor recreation playgrounds for the urban crowd to have wild fish. They can stay largely the same with wild fish using them, and perhaps even increase in value and pay quality-of-life dividends for people willing to welcome the fish. The fish pretty much take care of the rest.
Pig Farm Ink’s Let’s Party After Party
Once the last frame of fly fishing cinematic beauty has faded, we’ll move the party over to The Lazy Dog Bar & Grill (1346 Pearl St, a block from Boulder Theater) for the original Iron Fly contest, put on by the folks at Pig Farm Ink! Think Iron Chef meets fly tying as tiers compete in a battle of drinking skills and Bobbin prowess to make the ultimate fish snack from the same set of mystery ingredients. Join FRA as we help host plenty of fun challenges that will make even the most seasoned tier squirm! Know someone who’s never tied? Bring them along and they’ll have some of the best tiers around to show them the ropes! We always love to see someone tie their first fly at these fun events, which are used to help raise money to fund fly fishing community centers.