05/02/2013 11:51 am ET Updated Jul 02, 2013

Stanley Film Festival Opens

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Occasionally taking a meeting really does lead to something taking off -- maybe even something eerie and special. For instance the creation of the Stanley Film Festival (through Sunday).

Late last November, film festival maven Jenny Bloom joined Colorado film commissioner Donald Zuckerman for a meeting with John Cullen, founder of Grand Heritage Hotel group. The outfit owns the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park. Freelan Oscar Stanley's white, neo-Georgian hotel was built in 1909 and famously inspired Stephen King's eerie, ghost story "The Shining."

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