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All Will Be Well
Poland , 2007 , 96 min. When a fatherless boy with a dying mother sets off on a journey to a distant holy shrine in hopes of a miracle, his companion is an alcoholic track coach in need of some faith himself. Polish helmer Tomasz Wiszniewski puts a tender but tough-minded spin on the road movie....
USA , 2008 , 40 min. A skillfully rendered thriller about a hotshot investment analyst who leaves town in a hurry after a financial scam goes terribly wrong. But the isolated highway leads him into an even more terrifying situation amid madness and murder. ...
India , 2008 , 101 min. In this gently absorbing fable, the titular character, a Delhi auto-rickshaw driver, lets himself be cheated by an apparent vagrant—who is so moved by this act of compassion that he bequeaths his actually vast fortune to Amal, sparking a battle with his scheming children....
American / Sandinista
USA , 2007 , 30 min. As Nicaragua descended into civil war in the 1980s, the American government backed the Contras in an effort to destabilize the government. This fascinating documentary follows three American engineers whose grassroots activism changed global politics. ...
USA , 2008 , 81 min. Led by self-proclaimed King of Swing Larry Levenson, the devotees of Plato’s Retreat gyrated right along with the disco rhythms of New York circa 1977.
chronicles the highs and lows of the sexual revolution in an age of grandiose narcissism....
USA , 2008 , 65 min. Carmen, a single mother from Bolivia living illegally in New York in order to provide for her severely disabled daughter back home, embodies the current anti-immigration struggle in the United States—and the uncertain future of the American dream....
An Evening with Bruce Bickford
68 min. Two of Bruce Bickford’s animated films will screen in the festival:
The latter, a silent film, will be accompanied by a live performance from Denver band Bad Luck City....
An Evening with Carolee Schneemann
68 min. “An Evening with Carolee Schneemann” will include a screening of some of her most provocative and eclectic shorts, including her latest,
Infinity Kisses—The Movie.
An Evening with Don Hertzfeldt 2008
69 min. SDFF 31 is proud to present a selection of brilliantly idiosyncratic animator Don Hertzfeldt’s classic shorts in conjunction with the exclusive regional premiere of his brand-new release,
I am so proud of you.
An Evening with Richard Jenkins
120 min. Jenkins will be presented with the 2008 Excellence in Acting Award following a clips program featuring highlights from his distinguished career....
Hungary , 2008 , 95 min. Expanding upon themes he explored in
Children: Kosovo 2000
(SDFF 24), Ferenc Moldoványi’s latest documentary is at once hypnotically beautiful and acutely disturbing. Shot over a two-year period in four countries on four continents—Ecuador (South America), Mexico (North America), Democratic R...
China , 2008 , 22 min. Acclaimed at this year’s Sundance Film Festival,
traces the dynamics among strangers on a bus in rural China after two thugs climb aboard....
USA , 2008 , 20 min. At fifteen, Bean has had a hard time saying goodbye to her surrogate father. So when her mother takes up with a good-for-nothing, Bean takes action....
Because You're Gorgeous
South Africa , 2007 , 5 min. It is a challenge for a warthog to look his best when one lock of fur refuses to cooperate....
Behind the Glass
Croatia , 2008 , 80 min. Croatian director Zrinko Ogresta, who won the Krzysztof Kieslowski Award for his 2003 drama
at SDFF 27, returns with a postmodern parable about an architect who tempts fate through his own inaction when his life begins spinning out of control....
Italy , 2008 , 95 min. In a warmhearted drama, Federico Bondi examines the complex relationship between a lonely old Florentine widow and the Romanian girl who serves as her caregiver—as well as her companion on an unexpected, arduous journey abroad....
The Border Wall
USA , 2008 , 75 min.
The Border Wall
is Wayne Ewing’s uncompromising investigation into the potential repercussions of the Department of Homeland Security’s proposal to erect 670 miles of fence that would divide private properties, communities, wildlife reserves—and lives....
The Brothers Bloom
USA , 2008 , 109 min. In Rian Johnson’s rollicking, round-the-world road movie, a pair of dedicated con men think they’re taking an innocent New Jersey heiress for a ride. But who's really driving?...
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
USA , 1969 , 110 min. As rollicking, wisecracking outlaws who can’t ride far or fast enough to escape their own infamy, Paul Newman and Robert Redford generate chemistry galore in George Roy Hill’s semirevisionist, seriocomic Western (which SDFF 31 is presenting in a brand-new 35mm print)....
By the Numbers
USA , 2008 , 8 min. Claude is obsessed with numbers—and with finding love in all the wrong places. Driven to desperation, he places his fate in the hands of the New York telephone network....
By Film Program
Red Carpet Presentations
Films in Competition
Contemporary World Cinema
New Directors Showcase
Shorts in a Feature-Length World
Spotlight on Animation
The Watching Hour
First Look Student Film Section
Based on a Book
Coming of Age
Chambers Lynch, J
Cosnahan III, R
De Giorgi, A
Hamilton Kennedy, S
Okpeaha MacLean, A
van Rompaey, C
3 Kings Tavern
Denver Art Museum
Denver Newspaper Agency
Ellie Caulkins Opera House
Starz FilmCenter - Gallery 30
Tivoli Student Union
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