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New Directors Showcase

The Starz Denver Film Festival has become known for its focus on emerging (first- and second-time) film directors from around the world.

  • All Together Now

    All Together Now

    USA , 2013 , 82 min. A motley crew of teenagers and 20-somethings flock to a concert in the woods, where they encounter both their inner and outer demons in a coming-of-age tale stripped bare of production values but subtly infused with both the comedy of obsession and the drama of its consequences... more
  • Blue Ruin X

    Blue Ruin X

    USA , 2013 , 92 min. Jeremy Saulnier’s darkly comic thriller about a beach bum who returns to his childhood home to carry out an act of revenge premiered at Cannes. A fumbling assassin on a reckless mission, Dwight fights to protect his family, even as he gets deeper into a family feud... more
  • The Bounceback

    The Bounceback

    USA , 2013 , 92 min. Moving on is difficult enough after a meaningful relationship. High jinks in one Austin weekend, the Air Sex World Championships, puking during coitus, badmouthing an ex’s genitals, and finding new romance akin to a young Jon Voight make it downright impossible... more
  • Cold Turkey

    Cold Turkey

    USA , 2013 , 84 min. Peter Bogdanovich’s low-key patriarch, with a penchant for white wine on ice in a highball glass, hosts the obligatory holiday gathering. Adult kids from different marriages vie for his help, asking large sums of money for controversial reasons, in Will Slocombe’s indie dramedy... more
  • Doomsdays

    Doomsdays

    USA , 2013 , 91 min. A real discovery, director Eddie Mullins’s first feature employs long-take setups to tell the comedic story of serial home invaders in the Catskills. Co-starring Justin Rice and Leo Fitzpatrick, Doomsdays is a genuinely anarchic work of the “pre-apocalypse.”... more
  • Forty Years from Yesterday

    Forty Years from Yesterday

    USA , 2013 , 76 min. When Bruce’s wife dies unexpectedly and he is overcome with sorrow, his desperation is juxtaposed with coolness of the undertaker and the reactions of family members. This minimalist film uses cinematography, not dialogue, to create a rich exploration of the expressions of grief... more
  • Go Down Death

    Go Down Death

    USA , 2013 , 88 min. Aaron Schimberg’s grimly comedic first feature portrays life in a nihilistic nowhere, populated by disfigured card players, disinterested prostitutes, and child grave diggers. This experimental and deeply stylized work of neo-Dada is as daring as indie cinema gets... more
  • Hide Your Smiling Faces

    Hide Your Smiling Faces

    USA , 2013 , 80 min. The New Directors Award Winner A hit at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival, Daniel Patrick Carbone’s debut feature sketches two brothers’ sudden coming-of-age after a friend’s mysterious death. Richly naturalistic in its performances and its lush rural setting, the film heralds Carbone as a d... more
  • The Retrieval

    The Retrieval

    USA , 2013 , 94 min. Late in the Civil War, a boy is sent north by bounty hunters to retrieve a fugitive freeman. The most recent in a dynamic new cycle treating the slave experience, director Chris Eska’s sophomore feature has been racking up prizes across the festival circuit since its SXSW debut... more
  • Soft in the Head

    Soft in the Head

    USA , 2013 , 71 min. After splitting with her abusive boyfriend, lost soul Natalia crashes a friend’s Orthodox family gathering before drunkenly disappearing onto the streets of New York City. Staying at a halfway house for homeless men, Natalia wreaks havoc on everyone who crosses her path... more
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