Nothings says fall in Jackson quite like Frank’s Fall Film Festival. See? It’s even right there in the title. Locals love when the longer nights and colder temps give us an excuse to spend time –gasp – indoors, taking in a show at our classic downtown twin cinema. It’s definitely a favorite Jackson Hole activity for many a staff member at the Inn on the Creek.
Being a small town, Jackson does not tend to attract limited-release films, but Frank, the owner of the two local theaters, makes sure we get our dose of documentary, indie, and international and other specialty films each September. This year marks the 25th anniversary for Frank’s Fall Film Festival, and we hope it continues for many more. As Frank says on his website, this is a chance to “celebrate the unique magic and emotional power of The Movies – the most popular art form the world has ever known.”
This year’s line-up includes several pictures that were favorites at film festivals around the country, such as The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared, about a man who goes on an adventure after escaping from his nursing home; Infinitely Polar Bear, based on the true story of a young family dealing with a father who has bi-polar disorder; and Best of Enemies, a documentary detailing the 1968 televised debates between liberal intellectual Gore Vidal and conservative thinker William F. Buckley, Jr.
These are just a few of the films shown during the three-week, carefully curated festival. For more information, visit the website here: www.franksfilmfestival.com
The Twin Cinema is within walking distance of the Inn on the Creek, and there are many great restaurants in the neighborhood as well, so we highly recommend that your Jackson Hole activity agenda include an old-fashioned dinner-and-a-movie date night at Frank’s Fall Film Festival.
All photos and art courtesy Frank’s Film Festival website.