Free Movie Night, with the Briarhurst Manor hosting free movies on the patio, Thursday, Aug. 28. Free snacks and appetizers will be served. 404 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-1864, briarhurst.com.
The Wildlife Experience Films, showing Australia: Land Beyond Time through Aug. 31. Bugs! A Rainforest Adventure, through Feb. 6, 2009. The Wildlife Experience, 10035 S. Peoria St., Parker, 720/488-3300, thewildlifeexperience.org.
Telluride Film Festival, a four-day festival with more than 40 programs screened over nine venues. Aug. 29 to Sept. 1. Some events free. Opera House and other venues, downtown Telluride, telluridefilmfestival.org.
Reel Rock Film Tour, adventure documentaries and climbing films stop in town with new releases, appearances by top climbers and more. Mon., Sept. 15. CC's Armstrong Hall, 14 E. Cache la Poudre St., 389-6607, reelrocktour.com.
Lavender Film Festival, in its ninth year of bringing LGBT film to the city. The films, both long and short features, will be shown in venues at Colorado College. Sept. 19-21. Opening reception, Fri., Sept. 19, 6 p.m. at CC's Armstrong Hall. $5-$10 per film, $15-$25 for the reception, pplff.org.
Aspen Film Fest, a five-day feast of film and fall color with an emphasis on independent productions from around the world for filmmakers and film lovers alike. Sept. 24-28. Wheeler Opera House and other venues, downtown Aspen, aspenfilm.org.
Colorado Environmental Film Festival, a four-day event that includes world-class environmental films, an exhibition hall, topical forums and discussions, and a children's environmental film program. Oct. 2-5. $2-$5/ticket. American Mountaineering Center, 710 10th St., Golden, 303/273-9527, ceff.net.
Rocky Mountain Womens Film Festival, a three-day celebration of women and film with selections ranging from shorts to feature-length dramas, documentaries, experimental films and animation. Nov. 7-9. Various venues, downtown, 226-0450, rmwfilmfest.org.
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