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October in Milford delivers something of a double-header of pleasures: the breathtaking fall foliage of the Delaware Upper River Valley forests and the big-screen delights of the Black Bear Film Festival.

Now in its impressive 18th year, the Black Bear Film Festival invariably brings some remarkable features, documentaries, and shorts to Milford, making in the process one of the culture-and-entertainment highpoints of the year.

The 2017 edition of the highly regarded event falls October 20 to 22, and now’s the time to secure your boutique accommodations here at the Hotel Fauchere for the occasion. We’re within a stone’s throw of the film festival’s venues, and that—along with the sheer elegance of our historic lodgings and the breadth of our services and amenities—makes us the perfect place for movie buffs to stay.

Main Stage Offerings at the Milford Theatre

The festival’s Main Stage is the historic Milford Theatre: a beautiful use of this venerable building, which opened in the second decade of the 20th century as a silent-movie cinema. This year’s Main Stage offerings, as is typical for the Black Bear Film Festival, cover some fascinating territory, thematically and stylistically.

Festivalgoers with a Gold or Gala Pass can attend the Friday evening screening of Tab Hunter, Confidential, a documentary telling the story of the eponymous actor’s double life as a celluloid idol and closeted gay man. The 8 PM showing of the film (which includes interviews with such Hollywood stars as Debbie Reynolds and Clint Eastwood) will be followed up by a live Q&A with Tab Hunter himself.

Saturday’s Milford Theatre films include the poignant animated feature My Life as a Zucchini (9 AM); a pair of films—the drama The Wilderness (set in the Poconos!) and the documentary Living Treasures of the Yucatan—with Pennsylvania connections; and two evening features, the comedy Who’s Jenna…? and the comedy/horror thriller Bloodrunners, with subsequent Q&As with directors and cast members. Among is Sunday’s offerings is the world premier of a documentary and concert film celebrating the life and career of the pianist Cy Walter.

Film Salons

The Black Bear Film Festival will also be presenting “Film Salon” programs at the Good Shepherd Episcopal Church and the Milford Public Library—both, again, within easy reach of the Hotel Fauchere. These will include shorts and feature-length films as well as some engrossing conversations with veterans of the movie industry and film criticism.

Attend the Black Bear Film Festival as a Hotel Fauchere Guest

So make your reservations now for a room or two at the Hotel Fauchere during the 18th annual Black Bear Film Festival this October 20-22—and get excited for some fascinating onscreen and onstage fare!