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Special Presentation

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.

  • August: Osage County

    August: Osage County

    USA , 2013 , 130 min. Three grown daughters reluctantly return home to join their acid-tongued mother in mourning their father’s death. Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts lead a star-studded cast.... more
  • One Chance

    One Chance

    United Kingdom , 2013 , 103 min. Starz's People's Choice Award - Narrative Feature Paul Potts was a very talented singer whose extreme lack of self-confidence kept his gifts locked away for most of his life, until he stepped onto the stage of “Britain’s Got Talent” and earned the coveted respect of the judges and audience—a... more
  • Hanna Ranch

    Hanna Ranch

    USA , 2012 , 73 min. An intimate portrait of three generations of a Colorado ranching family, focusing on “eco-cowboy” Kirk Hanna, who fights to preserve his land in the face of urban encroachment, environmental concerns, and family discord.... more
  • American Mustang

    American Mustang

    USA , 2013 , 68 min. Presented in 3-D with narrative interludes, this impassioned, locally produced documentary by Monty Miranda (Skills Like This, SDFF 30) examines the plight of wild horses in the American West—literally a dying breed—while considering their place in the national psyche... more
  • At Middleton

    At Middleton

    USA , 2012 , 99 min. Andy Garcia and Vera Farmiga give standout performances as parents who meet while attending a college admissions tour with their kids. The time-pressed professionals find the tour useless and opt for their own campus crash course.... more
  • Days and Nights

    Days and Nights

    USA , 2013 , 92 min. A fading movie star brings her paramour to her lakeside estate to visit her ailing brother and fledgling-artist son. As the eccentric family and their caretakers gather for Memorial Day, reckless desire wreaks havoc and a disastrous turn of events leads from dysfunction to heartbreak... more
  • Gloria

    Gloria

    Chile , 2013 , 110 min. Star Paulina Garcia was honored as best actress at this year’s Berlin Film Festival for her work in this soulful charmer from Chilean director Sebastian Lelio, driven by a title character who defies the dreary, narrow stereotypes society has forced upon women of a certain age... more
  • Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction

    Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction

    Switzerland , 2012 , 77 min. A mesmerizing biographical portrait of this year’s John Cassavetes Award recipient, Harry Dean Stanton, with Harry Dean Stanton in person to receive the award.... more
  • Labor Day

    Labor Day

    USA , 2013 , 111 min. Labor Day centers on 13-year-old Henry, who struggles to be the man of his house and care for his reclusive mother. Henry and his mother encounter Frank Chambers, a man clearly in need of help.... more
  • Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

    Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

    United Kingdom , 2013 , 152 min. The fact-based story of Nelson Mandela’s life draws on his own detailed memoir, taking him from his roots in the rural hills of South Africa to almost three decades in prison before he triumphs as president of the country that so brutally suppressed the cause of racial equality... more
  • Nebraska

    Nebraska

    USA , 2013 , 110 min. After receiving a sweepstakes letter in the mail, a cantankerous father (Bruce Dern) thinks he’s struck it rich and is determined to make the 750-mile journey to the sweepstakes company’s office in Lincoln, Nebraska.... more
  • Philomena

    Philomena

    United Kingdom , 2013 , 98 min. An aging Irishwoman (Judi Dench) finds an unlikely ally in a former BBC journalist as she tries to locate the son she bore in 1952 in what was essentially a Catholic workhouse. The church’s punitive midcentury attitude is followed by stonewalling about the adoption later... more
  • Tim's Vermeer

    Tim's Vermeer

    USA , 2013 , 80 min. A video wizard sets out to determine whether Johannes Vermeer used the technology of his day to achieve the extraordinary quality of light and detail in his paintings. He works obsessively to create exact replicas of Vermeer’s studio and pigments, then takes up the brush himself... more
  • The Truth about Emanuel

    The Truth about Emanuel

    USA , 2013 , 96 min. Francesca Gregorini’s indie thriller stars Jessica Biel and Alfred Molina. Troubled Emanuel becomes obsessed with her mysterious new neighbor, Linda, who bears a striking resemblance to her dead mother. The pair develop a bond when Emanuel begins babysitting Linda’s newborn... more
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