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Act of Bravery
USA , 2009 , 10 min. To save his leading lady, a lovesick stagehand must do the most terrifying thing he can imagine. A satire within an original musical comedy,
Act of Bravery
is about the wonders and horrors of adolescence....
An Afternoon With Danny Boyle
75 min. Danny Boyle will receive the Mayor’s Career Achievement Award following a clips program highlighting his distinguished career....
USA , 2009 , 17 min. A police shooting in Queens is examined from three distinct points of view: the deceased's best friend, a waitress in a club who interacted with all parties involved—and the cop who fired the fatal shots....
USA , 2009 , 97 min. In this fascinating documentary, first-time helmer Joe Ayella traces the roots of US-Iranian tension to the little-known, CIA-engineered 1953 coup that deposed Iranian prime minister Mohammad Mossadegh and restored the Shah to power....
USA , 2010 , 55 min. In
, experimental filmmaker Phil Solomon contemplates the gap between the American Dream and the historical reality, echoing the great unanswered question Charles Ives posed at the dawn of the last century: Whither America?...
USA , 2010 , 27 min.
follows Colorado cattleman Gary Magness on an adventure trip to Brazil—only to find himself a key player in the very survival of one of the oldest tribes in the Amazon Basin....
An Evening with P. Adams Sitney
One of the most influential chroniclers of, and ambassadors for, experimental film in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, P. Adams Sitney will receive the 2010 Stan Brakhage Vision Award....
Animation Station Screening
50 min. A screening of the short animated films created during the 2014 animation station workshops. Using traditional animation techniques, participants created a short film in a one day workshop for budding young animators (ages 6-17)....
The Answering Furron
USA , 60 min. Shot in New York, France, Italy and Greece, this exquisite four-part work is an ode to the planting seasons of the furrowed earth....
Arabesque for Kenneth Anger
USA , 1961 , 4 min. Says Menken, “these animated observations of tiles and Moorish architecture were made as a thank you to Kenneth for helping me shoot another film in Spain.”...
Denmark , 2010 , 100 min.
is a gritty documentary that follows a platoon of Danish soldiers on a humanitarian mission to Afghanistan’s Helmand Province. The reality of war is vividly and shockingly captured as the young soldiers complete their six-month tour in Taliban territory....
Audrey the Trainwreck
USA , 2010 , 85 min. Accompanied by a smart jazz score by John Medeski that mirrors the bouncing, intimate camerawork of cinematographer David Lowery and marked by an ending that is sure to surprise,
Audrey the Trainwreck
is a challenging yet rewarding romantic comedy with an endearingly genuine performances....
Ba Naché dol Fonn Baeo
USA , 16 min. Ultra-cool Fonn Baeo and his lover Moulousse spend a carefree day in the city. When they reunite with an old acquaintance, however, their charmed lives receive an unexpected jolt. Will their luck run out, or will love prevail?...
USA , 2010 , 79 min. When we throw something “away,” where does it go? “Average guy” Jeb Berrier charismatically narrates this documentary by Suzan Beraza about the impact of plastic in our lives. Though it was marketed as a convenience, it’s become a pox on our environment and even our health....
USA , 2010 , 84 min. The future of information itself is at stake in ongoing arguments over the rights of corporations to control the World Wide Web. Once a singer in a barbershop quartet, Robb Topolski is the whistleblower whose confrontation with the FCC and Comcast is chronicled in this documentary....
Bare Knuckle Duet
Canada , 2010 , 11 min. An estranged couple discovers that, indeed, all’s fair in love and divorce....
Battle for the Boot
USA , 2010 , 97 min. The offbeat lifestyle of the boozing rogues behind the Denver Kickball Coalition is chronicled in this documentary about the sports league, which grew out of hipster bars Sputnik and Hi-Dive to offer an alcohol-fueled, in-your-face, tongue-in-cheek athletic experience....
Hungary , 2010 , 111 min. Mona, recently returned from working in the sex trade in England, regales officials at a Romanian child welfare agency with fantastic tales of her misadventures in a bizarrely themed Liverpool brothel, hoping to regain custody of the young daughter she left behind....
Big Shoes: Walking and Talking the Blues
USA , 2010 , 90 min. Continuing a long career spent sharing the lives and songs of roots musicians in the South (both famous and obscure), documentary filmmaker Robert Mugge turns his lens on the Scissormen, a juke-joint blues duo embarking on a tour of the Midwest....
Black and White and Red All Over
73 min. This collection is composed entirely of Colorado shorts shot in black and white—but they'll leave you seeing red....
The Black Panther
Mexico , 2010 , 108 min. Noir meets sci-fi meets classic Mexican cinema in director Iyeri Wertta’s surreal black-and-white pulp fantasy, where God, Death and a cryogenically frozen Pedro Infante all play a role in alcoholic gumshoe Nico Beamonte’s existential dilemma-and his quest for the mysterious Pantera Negra....
USA , 2010 , 103 min. In this psychological drama, Darren Aronofsky (
The Wrestler, Requiem for a Dream
) focuses on the obsessive world of classical ballet—specifically the rivalry between delicate Nina (Natalie Portman) and hot-blooded Lily (Mila Kunis) as they vie for the leading role in
United Kingdom , 2010 , 15 min. The real tragedy behind 12-year-old Lewis’s death is revealed through the eyes of his best friend, Matthew....
USA , 2010 , 94 min.
- BLANK CITY tells the long-overdue tale of a disparate crew of renegade filmmakers who emerged from an economically bankrupt and dangerous moment in New York history. In the late 1970's and mid 80's, when the city was still a wasteland of cheap rent and cheap drugs, thes...
USA , 2010 , 120 min. In his long-awaited, emotionally charged second feature, University of Colorado graduate Derek Cianfrance examines the disintegration of a family, as boozy furniture mover Dean (Ryan Gosling) and discontented nurse Cindy (Michelle Williams) attempt to rekindle their young passion....
By Film Program
Contemporary World Cinema
Festival de Cine Mexicano
First Look Student Film Section
Focus on Iranian Cinema
Forgotten Transports: To Latvia, To Belarus, To Estonia, To Poland
New Directors Showcase
Opening Night on Colfax
Red Carpet Presentations
Shorts in a Feature-Length World
Spotlight on Colorado
The Environment in Focus
The Watching Hour
Women + Film
Based on a Book
Coming of Age
de Cloe, M
Fischer Christensen, P
Petter Moland, H
Randall Beahm, E
Shimbe Shim, B
Smith Walker, H
Turlington Burns, C
van Ginkel, J
Vander Veer, G
von Tscharner Fleming, S
Dazzle Restaurant and Lounge
Ellie Caulkins Opera House
Open Media Foundation
Starz FilmCenter - Gallery 30
Su Teatro (Denver Civic Theatre)
Tivoli Student Union
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