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Sunday, September 14, 2014
Breckenridge Film Fest: Pie documentary leads family-friendly comedy films
Special to Weekender
Hungry? If you aren’t now, you will be after watching the documentary “Pie Lady of Pie Town,” which will appear in a fun-filled, family-oriented afternoon session of the Breckenridge Film Festival on Friday, Sept. 19. The film profiles Kathy Knapp, owner of the Pie-O-Neer Café in the small New Mexico burg of Pie Town.
Kathy Knapp was a successful businesswoman in Dallas, Texas, before she decided to leave her charmed life to bake pies in a dusty town with no traffic light or gas station but with plenty of quirky characters.
The film chronicles the Old West history of the area and Kathy’s resolve, her heartache, the subsequent healing and how her pies are vehicle for love and peace. The film includes interviews with devoted eaters of Kathy’s pies, as well as some finger-snapping tunes.
Director Jane Rosemont said of making the film, “The biggest challenge of all was self-control. Can you imagine what it’s like to be in a pie shop with ‘the best pies in the universe’ and having to choose between Cheery Cherry, Starry Starry Blueberry Night, Chocolate Cream, Coconut Cream, Chile Apple Pie, Peachy Keen, Pear and Lemon Ginger, Pecan Oat, Apple Cranberry Crumble ... ?”
Other films featured in this session include cartoon comedy “Green Acres,” short comedies “Bingo Night!” and “There Is No God and We All Die Alone” and the uplifting short drama “What Cheer?” which features a brass band and versatile character actor Richard Kind.
Breckenridge restaurant owners, be prepared. A horde of festivalgoers will definitely want pie for dinner right after this Friday-afternoon film session.
The Breckenridge Film Festival will bring more than 50 independent films, their filmmakers and festival-goers to Breckenridge from Thursday, Sept. 18, through Sunday, Sept. 21. Learn more about this and other films online at www.breckfilmfest.com.