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2008 Starz Denver Film Festival
by: Elizabeth Alley
DENVER--Nov. 4, 2008--The 2008 Starz Denver Film Festival (SDFF) has announced that the worlds of independent film and independent music will collide this year for the Festival's first ever Music Lounge, which will be held Nov. 16-19 from 8:00 p.m. until 10:30 p.m. at 3 Kings Tavern, located at 60 S. Broadway.  The Music Lounge is presented by Westword. 

The Music Lounge will showcase some of Denver's greatest independent music, such as The Laylights, Bad Luck City, a. tom collins (Aaron Collins from Machine Gun Blues), Ian Cooke, Hearts of Palm, John Common, The Still City and iuengliss.  Dust on the Breakers, which includes members from Born in the Flood and Meese, and Recess, with members of Bela Karoli and the Wheel, will also play.
Bad Luck City will also be featured during An Evening with Bruce Bickford, as their live performance will accompany Bickford's silent film CAS'L'.  

"The Denver Film Society has been celebrating the link between movies and music for the last nine years with our Film on the Rocks program and to include a music component in the Festival was a natural leap," said SDFF director Britta Erickson.  "We look forward to introducing the Denver indie music scene to indie film directors from around the world plus give our audience one more way to engage with the Festival."

Tickets are free for SDFF badge holders, $3 with a Festival ticket stub and $5 for the general public.  To purchase tickets online, or to view the full Music Lounge schedule, go to  Tickets are also available at the door.

All shows are 21 and over.   

The Starz Denver Film Festival will run Nov. 13-23 and will feature nearly 175 films representing the work of filmmakers from all corners of the globe.  More than 150 film artists will be in attendance to introduce their works to enthusiastic Festival audiences. 

All regular screenings will take place at the Starz FilmCenter at the Tivoli on the Auraria Campus, the home for the Denver Film Society.  Opening Night (Nov. 13), Big Night (Nov. 15), Saturday-at-the-Movies (Nov. 22) and Closing Night (Nov. 22) will take place at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House, located in the Denver Performing Arts Complex.  Special screenings will be shown in the King Academic and Performing Arts Center on the Auraria Campus. 

For the Festival schedule, ticket information or more information about SDFF 31, visit


The Starz FilmCenter is RTD-accessible. Bus routes 2, 12 and 15 all stop at the Tivoli; Light Rail lines C and E make nearby stops at Union Station, Pepsi Center/Six Flags Elitch Gardens, Invesco Field and Auraria West Campus, while lines D, F and H stop at Colfax at Auraria. Light Rail to the Ellie Caulkins Opera House: take the D, F or H lines and exit at the Convention Center/Performing Arts station. Patrons boarding the existing C line or the new E line should transfer to the D, F, or H lines at the I-25 & Broadway station. Upon exiting the train, walk to 14th Street and continue northwest toward Curtis Street to the Denver Performing Arts Complex.  


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About Denver Film Society

The Denver Film Society is a membership-based, non-profit cultural institution dedicated to cultivating community and transforming lives through film. Founder in 1978, DFS produces film events throughout the year, including the award-winning Starz Denver Film Festival. The DFS home theatre and cinematic education center, the Stars FilmCenter, presents film programs daily and is Denver's first and only year-round cinemateque, operated in partnership with the University of Colorado Denver's College of Arts & Media, and with support from Starz Entertainment and the Scientific & Cultural Facilities District. Members of DFS support one-of-a-kind programs reaching more than 200,000 film lovers and film lovers in-training each year.

Starz returns as the Premier Sponsor of the 31st Starz Denver Film Festival.

Associate Sponsors include: Anna & John J. Sie Foundation, AOR, Barbara Bridges/Wildblue Entertainment, Cherry Creek Shopping Center, CEAVCO Audio Visual, Mike's Camera, OppenheimerFunds.

Supporting Sponsors include: Argonaut Wine & Liquor, Bellco Credit Union, Mike Shaw Saab, POP, Qdoba Mexican Grill, Residence Inn-Denver City Center, Stella Artois, Three Tomatoes Catering, Urban Market Brokerage.

Patron Sponsors include: Basil Doc's Pizza, BNY Mellon Wealth Management, Butler Rents, Cerén Vodka, Courtyard by Marriott, Hotel VQ, Kodak, Landmark Theatres, Laszlo Photo Comedia, PayReel, Queen Anne Bed and Breakfast Inn, RedShift Framing, Rialto Cafe, The Sheraton Denver, Sterling Vineyards, UC Denver Live!, The Westin Tabor Center.

Media Sponsors include: Alice 105.9, Burst, 5280 Magazine, The Denver Post, Fox 31, Milkhaus, The Mountain 99.5fm.

Government Sponsors include: City and County of Denver, Colorado Council on the Arts, Colorado Film Commission, Consulate General of Canada in Denver, Consulate General of Mexico, National Endowment for the Arts, Los Angeles Film & TV Office-French Embassy, Québec Government Office in Los Angeles, Scientific & Cultural Facilities District.

Festival Friends include: Appaloosa Grille, Aquafina, Art Institute of Colorado, Auraria Higher Education Center/Tivoli Student Union, Contagious Media, Crosspoint, Below, CityGrille, CityPub, Click Salon, Colorado Film Foundation, Crêpes 'n Crêpes, Cucina Colore/Via, Dora's Mexican Restaurant & Lounge, Film Finders, Chris Findlater, Frito-Lay, GOOD, Holland & Hart LLP, Hotel Teatro, Hyatt Regency Denver, Indulgences Etc., Keyline Graphics, LÄRABAR, Larimer Lounge, Mascaranaz & Associates, Matter, Caz Matthews, Meadowlark Bar, Meininger Art Supply, Metromode, Montesquieu Winery, Darren Nadell, Tina Nida, Nina Henderson Moore/Three Sistahs, Nine75, Novo Coffee, OutFront Colorado, Panasonic Projector Systems Company, Panera Bread, Pelican Arts and Animation, Pepsi, Quaker, Post Modern, Melissa Randall, RedLine, SAGIndie, Roshambo Films, Screen International, SONY Professional Products, South Philly Cheesesteaks, Sprint, Sputnik, Helen and Gary Stanley, Studio9zero7, Sustainable Travel International, Sutra, Tiffany & Co., Tropicana, University of Colorado at Denver- College of Arts & Media, Wahoo's Fish Taco, Wazee Supper Club, Withoutabox, Wystone's World Tea, Yelp, Yum Yums Delights.