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A Doll's Life
United Kingdom , 2012 , 6 min. Amanda and her mother are at terrible odds in this haunting portrayal of family secrets. ...
A to A
Austria , 2011 , 5 min. The terror of the mundane, revealed via traffic islands. More than 100 rotunda islands in Lower Austria are shown in increasingly grotesque segments of only a few seconds....
The ABCs of Death
2012 , 125 min.
MUST END Thursday, March 14th at the Sie FilmCenter
- From the directors of
House of the Devil, Hobo with a Shotgun, A Serbian Film, Tokyo Gore Police, You’re Next,
and many more comes the genre event of 2012. Twenty-six directors. Twenty-six ways to die. ...
USA , 2012 , 16 min. Reminiscent of John Hughes at his best, this delightful 15-minute film tells the adventures of the very resourceful Philip Weinberg, an unlikely choreographer of the delicate dance of seduction....
USA , 2010 , 10 min. While watching children play at an indoor playground, an attractive man (Wes Bentley) spies an equally attractive woman (Sarah Paulson) and is eager to strike up a conversation despite her obvious disinterest....
All About Her
Lebanon , 2012 , 19 min. Amid New Year’s Eve celebrations, Chady recalls a promise made the year before. He finds himself headed back physically and emotionally to a place where he was deeply affected....
Argentina , 2012 , 110 min. This romantic comedy deals poker player Uriel a mixed hand. A divorced father of two, he’s on a winning streak with women, but when former love Gloria shows up he thinks he might want to play for keeps. Only problem, he’s used to bluffing....
Greece , 2011 , 90 min. A paramedic, a nurse, a gymnast, and her coach provide the service of standing in for the recently deceased. In this darkly comic, existential tale, director Yorgos Lanthimos (
) employs intertwining plots and striking camerawork....
The American Scream
USA , 2012 , 91 min. From the director of
Best Worst Movie
(SDFF 32) comes this documentary about “home haunters,” dedicated folk who spend all year transforming their homes into neighborhood haunted houses for Halloween....
The Amityville Horror
USA , 1979 , 117 min. The classic that terrified a generation, based on paranormal events said to have befallen the Lutz family upon moving into a Long Island home. James Brolin and Margot Kidder star....
An Evening With Andy Garcia
USA , 2001 , 106 min. Join us this Friday, November 9th, 9:30pm, as Governor John Hickenlooper presents the incomparable Andy Garcia with the inaugural George Hickenlooper Honorary award at the L2 Arts and Culture Center....
Animation Station - A Workshop
120 min. Using traditional animation techniques, participants will help create a short film. Budding animators are invited to show up with a creative mind-set and a willingness to explore....
Animation Station Competition
360 min. Using traditional animation techniques, participants will help create a short film. Budding animators are invited to show up with a creative mind-set and a willingness to explore....
Animation Station Screening
Anna and Jerome
France , 2012 , 24 min. Anna craves a new life for her young son in this poignant story. She and Jerome must come to terms with their diverging lives and their love for each other....
Another Bullet Dodged
USA , 2011 , 13 min. Although their romantic relationship is over, there is some painful, intensely personal business that needs to be addressed on this final, profoundly troubling day together....
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....
USA , 2012 , 18 min. A story about forgiveness and being given a second chance while living on the streets of Denver....
Poland , 2011 , 61 min. Polish documentarian Wojciech Staron follows the life lessons of his son Janek when the family moves to Argentina for a year. Janek befriends a young girl who is already spending most of her days as the adult holding her family together....
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!
The Art of Remembrance
USA , 2010 , 11 min. Mexican artist Daniel Valle prepares for Day of the Dead in New York. His attempts to keep his culture alive in a foreign land while remembering lost loved ones have given him a unique perspective....
The Art of Repair
United Kingdom , 2012 , 13 min. Comedian Stewart Lee narrates this insightful look at those working in London's East End, the rare craftsmen who take the time to repair, rather than discard, autos, electronics, furniture, and musical instruments....
South Africa , 2011 , 18 min. A young Somali boy wrestles with the attraction of his village’s ocean-bound pirates against the needs of his family and war-torn community....
Netherlands , 2012 , 6 min. Conveyed with elegant simplicity, this is the story of a young Auschwitz prisoner auditioning for the camp’s orchestra....
77 min. A package of eight new provocative, cutting-edge works from some of Austria’s leading filmmakers....
The Aviation Cocktail
USA , 2012 , 96 min.
NOW PLAYING through Thursday, May 2nd at the Sie FilmCenter Official Selection of the 35th Starz Denver Film Festival Director and cast in-person after the 7:15pm show on Saturday, April 27th!
- Three World War II veterans learn that life back home can also be h...
Germany , 2012 , 105 min. An East German doctor who has been banished from 1980s Berlin finds comfort in her skills and her patients. She must weigh her dedication to her patients when given the chance to reunite with her West German lover....
The Battle of the Jazz Guitarist
USA , 2012 , 7 min. A documentary tribute to the director’s father, a once-famous jazz guitarist from the Fiji Islands who gave up his career to move to America for the betterment of his family....
Bay of All Saints
USA , 2012 , 74 min. Nicknamed “The Capital of Happiness,” Bahia, Brazil, is anything but for residents of the
, slum dwellings perched on stilts above mounds of garbage in the filthy bay.
Bay of All Saints director Annie Eastman spent six years documenting their plight....
Argentina , 2012 , 83 min. Yola, an indigenous girl employed as a maid in a remote village in Argentina, learns a hard truth of modern society. As the family she works for prepares a coming-out party for their daughter, Yola is taken advantage of in a devious, unexpected way....
Netherlands , 2011 , 40 min. Martine is a successful doctor who champions emancipation, of women and immigrants. But her self-determination and worldview are challenged when her daughter decides to become a Muslim. Elsie de Brauw delivers a tour-de-force performance....
Bella Fleace Gave a Party
United Kingdom , 2011 , 16 min. An impeccably produced adaptation of Evelyn Waugh's classic short story about an eccentric aristocrat who chooses to throw one last big party....
Canada , 2012 , 72 min. Denis Côté looks at the fascinating interplay of human beings and exotic animals in this partially staged documentary, filmed at Quebec’s Parc Safari. He suggests a kind of loneliness we may not grasp—and that the creatures are curious about us, too....
Beyond the Walls
Belgium , 2012 , 98 min. Paulo, a sweet thing who hasn’t quite figured out his sexuality, and the hunky Ilir, whom he meets in a bar, blossom in a love affair until Ilir is arrested for drug possession. His time in prison can’t help but take a devastating toll on them both....
USA , 2011 , 8 min. Jill suspects something is up with her boyfriend so of course she needs to confide in her BFF, Jack....
Special Earth Day Presentation: Bidder 70
USA , 2012 , 73 min.
Special Earth Day screening Monday, April 22nd at 7pm Activist Tim DeChristopher live via Skype for a post film Q&A
- Tim DeChristopher, an environmental activist, will be released from prison on 4/21. On 4/22 (Earth Day) we’re holding a one-night nationwide scr...
USA , 1963 , 119 min. Join us in welcoming Tippi Hedren to the 35th Starz Denver Film Festival. We are proud to present a special screening of
, where Ms. Hedren will be presented with the Mayor’s Award for Career Achievement....
Estonia , 2012 , 8 min. Vello turns 75 today and the only real question is who will celebrate with him in his secluded home in the woods....
France , 1992 , 139 min. On his second honeymoon, a sedate Englishman gets caught up in sex games with an S&M dominatrix and her angry, disabled husband. Roman Polanski’s twisted psychological thriller features standout performances by Hugh Grant and Peter Coyote....
Netherlands , 2012 , 8 min. The charming tale of a boy who moves to a new neighborhood and falls for the older “girl next door.”...
The Break-Up Tour
USA , 2012 , 7 min. A couple of tourists find themselves on the most unusual tour of Greenwich Village....
A Brief History of John Baldessari
USA , 2012 , 5 min. Narrated by Tom Waits, this doc offers a candid look at the legendary artist and activist....
Bring with You a Heart
USA , 2012 , 7 min.
Bring with You a Heart
traces the director’s psychic journey through a desert wasteland of light, water, and consumption....
USA , 2012 , 11 min. Stu Larkin is among the last of a dying breed: a traveling salesman who sells, get ready for this, bronzed baby shoes....
Butch Walker: Out of Focus
USA , 2012 , 82 min. You may not know the name, but you’ve almost certainly heard the music of the man in the documentary
Butch Walker: Out of Focus
. The personal film portrays the compelling life of one man’s love for his family and his pursuit of great music....
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