The jokes have been around for ages: “Keep Boulder weird!” “People’s Republic of Boulder” “The Bubble.” Yes, Boulder is a city unto itself and it’s not the most normal town to live in (and most of us like it that way!). So it should make sense then that one of the newest films to come out of Boulder is a mind-bending sci-fi thriller. You know, something slightly off kilter. Here’s a fresh Boulder event to put on your calendar.
“Mind’s Eye” was shot in 20 different locations around Boulder, making it “the most Boulder film ever,” according to the film’s producer, Meryem Ersoz. The film is screening on Sunday November 24 at 4:30 and 7 PM at the Boedecker Theater (get tickets here). To make the experience even more mind-bending, several of the movie’s scenes were shot inside the Boedecker Theater, meaning you could watch a film of the theater where you are watching the film. Now that’s meta! Has a Boulder event ever been this meta?
As was mentioned in the title, this isn’t just any film screening; this is a fundraiser to help Salina, CO and The Little Church in the Pines, which was badly damaged during the recent floods that tore through Four Mile Canyon. Salina was one of the locations where “Mind’s Eye” was filmed and according to director, Mark Grove and producer, Ersoz, the church was incredibly supportive of the cast and crew. They opened their doors to the staff and catered meals to the crew and also served as extras in the film.
100% of the ticket sales from this event will go to The Little Church in the Pines to help stabilize and rebuild the small church, which has survived many a wildfire in the past.
Here’s a brief synopsis of the film:
A young high-school musician, Mattie Carver, is on a strange and unpredictable journey through the looking-glass world of the mind’s eye. Joined by her science teacher, the school psychologist, two mysterious men in black, and her closest friends, Mattie must find the truth in a constantly morphing reality before it slips away from her forever.
Come on down to the Boedecker Theater this Sunday and help raise money for a city and building that need the support. Plus, watch a mind-bending sci fi thriller to boot. A good time will be had by all — and that is what Boulder events are all about. Fun, community, and family.