Tonight: the first installment of Flic at BMOCA
Boulder Reporter | Apr 27, 2010
New on the Boulder cultural scene is FLIC (food, libation & independent cinema), a nonprofit serving Boulder with a series of independent films in a new, fun event package. This looks very promising!
From pre-show cocktails & cartoons to post-show entertainment, FLIC invites you in to the theater. FLIC goes further than most independent film series, pairing great independent movies with the best of Boulder’s local artists & live performers, served up alongside local food, wine and beer. So come down early to catch cocktails & cartoons and let the emcee usher you into the art. Along the way you might get the chance to join your neighbor in a brilliant kazoo chorus or find out that one of you couldn’t carry a tune in a bucket.
April 28, 2010 — First FLIC:
“A Town Called Panic”
Admission: $12 ($8 to members)
Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art
1750 13th Street
Cocktails & cartoons, 7:15 pm
Feature: 8 pm
“…does not invite any moments of calm or temperance…defiantly ridiculous…” – twitch film
Hilarious and frequently surreal, the stop-motion extravaganza A Town Called Panic has endless charms and raucous laughs for children from eight to eighty. Based on the Belgian animated cult TV series (which was released by Wallace & Gromit’s Aardman Studios), Panic stars three plastic toys named Cowboy, Indian and Horse who share a rambling house in a rural town that never fails to attract the weirdest events.
A sort of Gallic Monty Python crossed with Art Clokey on acid, A Town Called Panic is zany, brainy and altogether insane-y! French stop-motion animation with English subtitles. 75 minutes. View the Trailer. Read a review.
The Plot: Joel is a meteorologist extraordinaire and author of www.coloradopowderforcast.com, arguably Colorado’s most accurate snow forecast. Shameless self-promoter, avocado lover and author of the soon-to-be-bestselling book, Consensus Through Conversation, Larry can be found at www.bluewingconsulting.com.
FLIC brings to Boulder an evening of independent film and entertainment that’s as singularly engaging as the community itself. Unlike any other forum, FLIC:
- Combines performing arts with community, causes, and local cuisine & refreshments – all designed to complement a contemporary independent film.
- Brings together all corners of the Boulder community to showcase local artists, promote local businesses and explore human issues.
- Shifts the movie-going experience from passive & staid to engaging & interactive and exposes you to unfamiliar art forms in a fun, accessible and non-threatening format.
FLIC’s co-founders, Emily Lawrence and Dan Spiegler, believe that a movie-going experience can be about more than box office receipts. FLIC’s mission involves community-building through art, film and personal connection to both.
Movie theaters bring people together but discourage interaction by the sit-down, shut-up, watch-this & get-out ritual of today’s googolplex. A FLIC event will break these boundaries by providing a platform for the young to be heard, the elderly to be included, local artists to be showcased, local businesses to be promoted and human issues to be explored.
FLIC’s first season starts in April, 2010 with events scheduled on the last Wednesday of April, May and June at BMoCA (Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art) following the Farmer’s Market. Doors open at 7:15 and the feature begins at 8pm.
What to Expect
Why just watch a movie when you can go to a FLIC event?
Doors open at 7:15 to a fabulous array of the fun, the funky and the unexpected. Each FLIC event starts with cocktails & cartoons — from the Pink Panther to Spike & Mike’s to anime, you’ll find fabulous and often irreverent gems to take you out of your head and into the night. Local shorts will also roll off the reel – – adding more bang to your entertainment buck. So kick back, pick up a drink, nosh on some fine local food, catch up with your friends and make some new ones.
At FLIC, 8pm is the witching hour which is when you shut off your cell phone. Let the emcee usher you into a world of live, performed previews for upcoming local art events. It’s a taste, a teaser, an appetizer. And then on to the main event.
The Main Event
FLIC is devoted to bringing you fabulous, contemporary, cutting-edge independent films from the US and abroad. Feature film or documentary, stop-animation or black and white, you can count on FLIC’s selection to be engaging & provocative, entertaining & worthwhile.
Some films lend themselves to quiet, earnest watching while others demand a beer break or a pause for Twinkie-Trivia. It’s a break, it’s brief….consider it an intermezzo. This could be a short performance or an audience opportunity. You’ll know ahead of time. That way, if you’re shy, you can be first in the beer line.
Rolling credits don’t mean it’s time to roll out the door. Stick around for musical entertainment, Movieoki (like karaoke for movies, hold the sake) or….well, the possibilities are endless. The lineup is never the same, but the irreverent fun is something you can always count on at FLIC.
For more about Flic visit their website.