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Special Presentation

During the course of the 11-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.

  • Any Day Now

    Any Day Now

    USA , 2011 , 96 min. A flamboyant drag performer (Alan Cumming) and a straitlaced and tightly closeted district attorney are would-be permanent custodians of a teenager with Down syndrome in 1979 Southern California.... more
  • Art of Conflict

    Art of Conflict

    Ireland , 2012 , 73 min. UPDATE: The John Cassavetes Award presentation will take place on Saturday, November 10 at the Art of Conflict screening at ELLIE CAULKINS OPERA HOUSE. Additional tickets available!... more
  • Évocateur: The Morton Downey Jr. Movie

    Évocateur: The Morton Downey Jr. Movie

    USA , 2012 , 90 min. MUST END Thursday, June 27th at the Sie FilmCenter Digital presentation - Before entire networks were built on populist personalities, before reality morphed into a TV genre, the masses fixated on a single, sociopathic star: controversial talk-show host Morton Downey Jr. In the late... more
  • The Fitzgerald Family Christmas

    The Fitzgerald Family Christmas

    USA , 2012 , 99 min. Writer/director/star Ed Burns revisits the Irish-American roots of The Brothers McMullen, his 1995 Sundance breakout hit, for this holiday dramedy about a family reluctantly allowing a visit by the clan’s patriarch after a 20-year absence.... more
  • Free Samples

    Free Samples

    USA , 2012 , 80 min. Angry law school dropout Jillian has to hand out ice cream samples after a night of heavy drinking. Hung over, she doles out more than her customers bargain for as she faces her own existential dilemma. Jesse Eisenberg and Tippi Hedren contribute.... more
  • Grassroots Premiere & ROCK THE 'FEST at the Bluebird Presented by Reel Social Club

    Grassroots Premiere & ROCK THE 'FEST at the Bluebird Presented by Reel Social Club

    USA , 2012 , 97 min. Come ROCK THE 'FEST with Reel Social Club at the Special Presentation premiere of GRASSROOTS followed by the only Rock the Vote concert in Denver at the Bluebird Theater!... more
  • Hyde Park on Hudson

    Hyde Park on Hudson

    United Kingdom , 2012 , 95 min. International affairs must be juggled with the complexities of FDR’s domestic establishment when the president (Bill Murray) and his wife host the king and queen of England in upstate New York as Britain faces imminent war with Germany.... more
  • Jayne Mansfield’s Car

    Jayne Mansfield’s Car

    USA , 2012 , 122 min. Two families are brought together in 1969 by the death of a woman who was married to Jim (Robert Duvall) and then to Kingsley (John Hurt). There is tension among three generations of men whose notions of manhood are shaped by their exposure to combat.... more
  • The Life and Times of Paul the Psychic Octopus

    The Life and Times of Paul the Psychic Octopus

    USA , 2012 , 72 min. Octopus as oracle? So say believers in Paul the psychic cephalopod, who correctly predicted the winners of eight 2010 World Cup matches. Director Alexandre O. Philippe (The People vs. George Lucas) explores Paul’s rise to celebrity status.... more
  • The Sapphires

    The Sapphires

    Australia , 2012 , 103 min. MUST END Thursday, July 11th at the Sie FilmCenter 35mm presentation - Inspired by a true story, the dramatic comedy The Sapphires follows four vivacious, young and talented Australian Aboriginal girls from a remote mission as they learn about love, friendship and war when their all-g... more
  • Shadow Dancer

    Shadow Dancer

    Ireland , 2012 , 101 min. When a young Irish mother (Andrea Riseborough) is arrested for planting an IRA bomb in a London subway, she must choose between separation from her son and threatening the safety of her brothers.... more
  • Stand Up Guys

    Stand Up Guys

    USA , 2012 , 94 min. Al Pacino, Christopher Walken, and Alan Arkin star in this action comedy as retired gangsters reunited for one epic night. The three try to compensate for missed decades of crime, drugs, and sex, but one has been put in an impossible quandary.... more
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