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Friday, January 09, 2009

Chevy Chase to open the Boulder International Film Festival


The Boulder International Film Festival (BIFF) just announced that comedic icon, Chevy Chase will open the 2009 festival on February 12 at the Boulder Theater. Following a 7 p.m. reception honoring the Emmy award-winning comedian, writer and actor, Chase will receive an Award of Excellence in Comedy followed a film retrospective honoring his work. Chase will then participate in a Q&A session hosted by Ron Bostwick, BIFF executive producer.

"Not only has Chevy Chase graced so many classic comedic films and been a major influence to countless comedians, he has also been a tireless advocate for this country's environmental movement which Coloradans are so passionate about," said Kathy Beek, festival co-founder and director. "We are truly honored Chevy is able to join us for a lively start to the festival."

Tickets to this event, as well as the Valentine's Gala and Closing Night of the festival, go on sale Thursday, Jan. 15. Ticket prices for Opening Night are $50, Valentine's Gala tickets are also $50 and Closing Night tickets are $35.

Single ticket prices for other films throughout the festival are $10 for adults and $8 for students & seniors (65 and older) and go on sale Friday, Jan. 23. All-access Festival VIP passes can be purchased now for $295. The VIP pass includes all of the films and the Chevy Chase Opening Night event, Valentine's Gala and the Closing Night Awards Ceremony. Tickets can be purchased at BoulderTheater.com or by calling 303-786-7030. For more information about the festival visit Biff1.com.

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