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Synopsis

Boredom and bad decisions are a part of life in far-off places like BFE. Young and old struggle to live free or die trying. Including Grampa who has a terminal illness but won’t go down without a fight. His grandson Ian, on the other hand, tries to teach the old man how to live, while at the same time, catch the eye of the troubled and angelic Ellie, whose feelings for Ian may be more than mutual. The problem is, Ellie’s popular boyfriend Zack, who like everyone else in this isolated town on the edge of nowhere, doesn’t want to be the last virgin.

Press

“BFE Director Shawn Telford Escaped from a small town, then returned to make a movie."


– Jacob Ogles SRQ Magazine

"Several malcontents (a grandpa among them) try to liberate themselves from the hell of an arid suburbia in Shawn Telford’s unique serio-comic sucker-punch, BFE."


– City Arts Magazine

"Telford says his next script will have nothing to do with Idaho."


– Seattle Weekly

"It’s a raw, unprettified tale, and it haunts you afterward."


– Moira McDonald, Seattle Times

"B.F.E. also sports a gorgeous visual aesthetic that alternately romanticizes and lays bare the dead-end nature of suburbia (think Dazed and Confused meeting the picturesque beauty of Badlands)."


– Tony Kay, City Arts Magazine

"An effective, shaggy-dog yarn about four lost souls trying to make their way out of a dead-end town."


-Brandon Harris, Filmmaker Magazine

"Lucidly poignant and irreverently funny."


-Phil Williamson, Cool Cleveland

"Visual motifs—and a location that looks like every freeway off-ramp town in America—underscore the universality of B.F.E."


-James Helmsworth, Willamette Week

Awards

2013 US in Progress, Paris, part of the Champs-Elysées Film Festival, Special Mention
2014 Sarasota Film Festival Special Jury Prize Best Ensemble.
2014 Rome International Film Festival Gladiator Award
2014 Portland Film Festival Director Award

Festivals

2013 US in Progress, Paris, part of the Champs-Elysées Film Festival
2014 Sarasota Film Festival
2014 Seattle International Film Festival
2014 Marfa Film Festival
2014 Destiny City Film Festival
2014 Portland Film Festival
2014 Rome International Film Festival (closing night film & gala)
2014 Arizona Underground Film Festival
2014 Bushwick Film Festival
2014 Oaxaca Film Fest
2014 American Film Festival
2014 Ohio Independent Film Festival
2014 Weyauwega International Film Festival

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Showtimes

Sarasota Film Festival - April 8 6:15PM Regal Hollywood 20 Theater - Buy tickets here
Sarasota Film Festival - April 9 6:45PM Regal Hollywood 20 Theater - Buy tickets here
Seattle International Film Festival - Monday June 2, 2014 - 9:00PM Harvard Exit - Buy tickets here
Seattle International Film Festival - Tuesday June 3, 2014 4:00PM Harvard Exit - Buy tickets here
Marfa Film Festival - Friday July 4, 2014 12:30PM USO - Buy tickets here
Destiny City Film Festival - August 2, 2014 - Saturday 8:00PM Blue Mouse Theater - Buy tickets here
Portland Film Festival - Friday August 29, 2014 8:00PM Mission Theater - Buy tickets here
Portland Film Festival - Sunday August 31, 2014 2:00PM Mission Theater - Buy tickets here
Rome International Film Festival Closing Night Film & Gala Saturday - September 6 7:00PM Desoto Theater - Buy tickets here
Arizona Underground Film Festival Wednesday - September 24 8PM the Screening Room - Buy tickets here
Bushwick Film Festival Opening Night Film & Gala - October 2 7:00PM Light Space Studios - Buy tickets here
Oaxaca Film Festival - October 6 Monday 3:00PM Mupal - Buy tickets here
American Film Festival in Wroclaw, Poland Wednesday October 22 8:45PM - Buy tickets here
American Film Festival in Wroclaw, Poland Friday October 24 12:30PM - Buy tickets here
Ohio Independent FIlm Festival Thursday November 6 7PM - Buy tickets here
NW Filmmaker's Festival Sunday November 9, 8:15PM - Buy tickets here

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