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STARZ DENVER FILM FESTIVAL RELEASES COMMEMORATIVE 30TH ANNIVERSARY BOOK "TAKE 30"

10/12/2007
Starz Denver Film Festival 2007

Denver, CO – The Denver Film Society (DFS) and the Starz Denver Film Festival celebrate 30 years of film festival excellence with Take 30: The First Three Decades of the Denver International Film Festival. This 192-page commemorative coffee-table sized book will be available for purchase on November 1. Online pre-sale orders begin today, Friday, October 12, at denverfilm.org/shop.

Take 30 features hundreds of captivating black-and-white photographs by Denver photographer Larry Laszlo. Narrative text by festival co-founder Ron Henderson and award-winning author and 30-year festival veteran Joey Porcelli, as well as memories and recollections by festival staff, volunteers, board members and guest filmmakers, accompany the photographs. Denver artist Judy Anderson designed the book to complement the 30-year photographic journey.

“The memorable faces of Hollywood legends and acclaimed international film artists, the colorful festival parties, the dedicated staff and volunteers, the supportive politicians, the ever-shifting festival venues and the ever-changing hairdos are all captured by one photographer who was there from the beginning,” said Henderson, festival co-founder and artistic director. “The glorious imagery of Take 30 exhibits Larry Laszlo’s immense contribution to the documentation of one of Denver’s most beloved cultural events.”

Take 30 will be unveiled on November 1, in conjunction with the opening of an exhibition of Laszlo’s photos, all to take place at Gallery 30, located in the Starz FilmCenter at the Tivoli (900 Auraria Parkway). The book signing and exhibit will be open to the general public from 6pm-9pm and the exhibit, sponsored by Wheeler Trigg Kennedy LLP, will continue throughout the festival (November 8-18). Hard cover and soft cover copies of the book will be available for $39.95 and $24.95 respectively and can be purchased online at denverfilm.org/shop or in person at the book signing event and at merchandise booths during the festival.

SDFF30 DETAILS

All regular screenings will take place at the Denver Film Society's permanent home, the Starz FilmCenter at the Tivoli on the Auraria Campus. Opening Night, Big Night and Closing Night events will take place at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House, located in the Denver Performing Arts Complex.

For more information about the Starz Denver Film Society and the 30th SDFF, visit denverfilm.org.

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

SDFF 30 Premier Sponsor: Starz Entertainment, LLC, is a premium movie service provider operating in the United States. It offers 16 movie channels including the flagship Starz® and Encore® brands with approximately 16.1 million and 28.4 million subscribers respectively. Starz Entertainment airs more than 1,000 movies per month across its pay TV channels and offers advanced services including Starz HD, Starz On Demand and Vongo®. Starz Entertainment (starz.com) is an operating unit of Starz, LLC, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation that is attributed to Liberty Capital Group.

SDFF 30 Presenting Sponsor: Sprint Nextel offers a comprehensive range of wireless and wireline communications services bringing the freedom of mobility to consumers, businesses and government users. Sprint Nextel is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including two robust wireless networks serving 54 million customers at the end of the second quarter 2007; industry-leading mobile data services; instant national and international walkie-talkie capabilities; and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone. For more information, visit sprint.com.

TRAVEL “GREEN” TO SDFF30

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 Center.

Starz returns as the Premier Sponsor of the 30th Starz Denver Film Festival with Sprint as the Presenting Sponsor. Associate Sponsors include: AOR, Anna and John J. Sie, Barbara Bridges/Wildblue Entertainment, CEAVCO Audio Visual, Frontier Airlines, Larimer Square and Oppenheimer Funds. Media Sponsors include: 5280 Magazine, Burst Marketing – Podcast Publishing, Crosspoint, The Denver Post, FOX 31 News, Incite, Martini on the Rockies, and Milkhaus. The Festival’s Government/Foundation Partners include: City and County of Denver: Division of Theatres & Arenas, Colorado Council on the Arts, Colorado Film Commission, Consulate General of Canada in Denver, Los Angeles Film and TV Office – French Embassy, National Endowment for the Arts, Québec Government Office in LA and Scientific & Cultural Facilities District (SCFD).


Supporting Sponsors include: Bellco Credit Union, Bombay Sapphire, Courtyard by Marriott, Cîroc Vodka, DHL, EXDO EVENT CENTER,  Lionsgate, Lufthansa, Mike’s Camera, Mike Shaw Saab, Moët Hennessey, POP/Luminate, Residence Inn by Marriott Denver City Center, Stella Artois, Sterling Vineyards, Three Tomatoes Catering, Tiffany & Co. and Wheeler Trigg Kennedy LLP. Patron Sponsors include: Amusemints, BNY Mellon Wealth Management, Butler Rents, Chubb, CU Live, Grand Lodge, Holland & Hart, Hotel Monaco, Kentwood City Properties, Kodak, Komorebi, Kroenke Sports, Landmark Theatres, Laszlo Photo Comedia, Meadowlark Bar, OfficeScapes, The Oxford Hotel, PayReel, Red Lion Hotel, RedShift Framing and Van Gilder.

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