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Special Presentations

During the course of the 12-day celebration, the Starz Denver Film Festival highlights some of this year's best cinematic, Oscar-worthy films with Special Presentations at venues around the city.

  • Butter

    Butter

    USA , 2011 , 91 min. MUST END Thursday, October 18th! 35mm presentation - A tale of competition at its most cut-throat, BUTTER surveys the raw ambition of Laura Pickler (Jennifer Garner), the wife of Bob Pickler (Ty Burrell), Iowa's long-reigning champion butter carver. For 15 years, Laura has relished he... more
  • Cinema Q presents: Chely Wright - Wish Me Away

    Cinema Q presents: Chely Wright - Wish Me Away

    USA , 2011 , 96 min. Must end Thursday, June 21st at the Denver FilmCenter/Colfax Digital presentation - Chely Wright: Wish Me Away is the story of Chely Wright, the first country music star to come out as gay. Over three years, the filmmakers were given extraordinary access to Chely's struggle and her un... more
  • Coriolanus

    Coriolanus

    United Kingdom , 2011 , 122 min. Making his directorial debut, Ralph Fiennes stars as Shakespeare's deeply flawed Roman military hero in a disturbing update now set amid 21st-century guerilla insurgencies and the incessant blare of cable TV news. With Gerard Butler and Vanessa Redgrave.... more
  • A Dangerous Method

    A Dangerous Method

    United Kingdom , 2011 , 99 min. The famous rift between Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung has fascinated psychiatrists and historians for decades—not least because they shared a patient who was also Jung's lover. The ever-provocative David Cronenberg (The Fly) brings it all to life, with Viggo Mortensen as Freud.... more
  • Jeff Who Lives at Home

    Jeff Who Lives at Home

    USA , 2011 , 83 min. Mumblecore masters Jay and Mark Duplass set their new comedy about two mismatched brothers in Baton Rouge. Upstanding Pat (Ed Helms) suspects his wife of cheating, so he brings Jeff (Jason Segel)—the dreamy pot smoker living in Mom's basement—along for some goofy detective work.... more
  • Melancholia

    Melancholia

    Denmark , 2011 , 130 min. MUST END Thurs Jan 26th 35mm presentation - In this beautiful movie about the end of the world, Justine (Kirsten Dunst, Best Actress Award winner at the Cannes International Film Festival) and Michael (Alexander Skarsgård of "True Blood" and Straw Dogs) are celebrating their marriage ... more
  • Pariah

    Pariah

    USA , 2011 , 86 min. Writer-director Dee Rees makes her debut with the semi-autobiographical tale of a Brooklyn teenager struggling to retain her grace, tenacity, and humor while struggling with the decision to come out as a lesbian. Spike Lee serves as executive producer.... more
  • Shame

    Shame

    United Kingdom , 2011 , 99 min. Handsome matinee idol Michael Fassbender portrays a helpless Manhattan sex addict in director Steve McQueen's disturbing (and unblinkingly graphic) study of a man being destroyed by his own desire. Carey Mulligan is his needy sister, who comes complete with some serious baggage of her own.... more
  • We Need to Talk About Kevin

    We Need to Talk About Kevin

    United Kingdom , 2011 , 112 min. MUST END May 3rd at the Denver FilmCenter/Colfax Digital Presentation - A suspenseful and gripping psychological thriller from director/co-writer Lynne Ramsay (Ratcatcher, Morvern Callar), We Need to Talk About Kevin explores the fractious relationship between a mother and her evil so... more
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