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  • The Great Beauty

    The Great Beauty

    Italy , 2013 , 142 min. Overflowing with the contradictions of its Eternal City subject, Paolo Sorrentino’s pseudo-“city symphony” reimagines Fellini’s La Dolce Vita for the 21st century. The great Toni Servillo stars as the charming if cynical axis around which the film’s debauched Babylon revolves... more
  • I Used to Be Darker

    I Used to Be Darker

    USA , 2013 , 90 min. Weighed down by her own life-changing news, Northern Irish runaway Taryn arrives unannounced at her American aunt and uncle’s just in time to witness the contentious end of their marriage. Matthew Porterfield’s well-crafted drama explores the various refuges we seek... 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
  • Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton

    Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton

    USA , 2013 , 90 min. This doc chronicles indie label Stones Throw Records, known for its eclectic talent. DJ Peanut Butter Wolf founded the label with friends in 1996; the label has been credited with reviving vinyl and serving as a creative hotbed for the diverse styles that are its ethos... more
  • 8-Ball

    8-Ball

    Finland , 2013 , 108 min. The very gritty 8-Ball tells the story of an incarcerated mother of an infant, who, upon parole, struggles to leave her drug-addled past behind. Director Aku Louhimies fills his affecting, expressionistic feature with on-screen narcotic use, extreme violence, and graphic sex... more
  • Remote Area Medical

    Remote Area Medical

    USA , 2013 , 80 min. Jeff Reichert and Farihah Zaman’s documentary shows how dedicated volunteers and medical staff administer free health care to America’s working poor. In a makeshift “hospital” set up at a Tennessee NASCAR track, patients share their heartrending stories... more
  • The Almost Man

    The Almost Man

    Norway , 2012 , 75 min. Winner of the Grand Prix Crystal Award at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, Martin Lund’s The Almost Man depicts 30-something Henrik struggling to come to terms with his arrested development as adulthood quickly takes hold... more
  • An American Terror

    An American Terror

    USA , 2012 , 85 min. Josh wakes each day to a series of hells, with little to live for between uncaring parents and school bullies. After a brutal event and online humiliation, he and his friends plot revenge via a homecoming massacre. Searching for weapons, they find a man who perpetuates a far more murderous darkness... more
  • The Animal Project

    The Animal Project

    Canada , 2013 , 90 min. Seven struggling actors seek inspiration in this quirky film written, directed, and produced by Ingrid Veninger. Trying to lose their complacency, the misfits, led by crestfallen Leo, go on a journey of self-expression and self-discovery by wearing giant animal costumes... more
  • Animation Station Competition

    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... more
  • Animation Station Workshop Ages 6-11

    Animation Station Workshop Ages 6-11

    180 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... more
  • Animation Station Workshop Ages 12-up

    Animation Station Workshop Ages 12-up

    180 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... more
  • Are Movies breaking bad?

    Are Movies breaking bad?

    Sunday, November 17, 12:15 PM
    SDFF Sie FilmCenter
    Lines along various parts of the entertainment/arts continuum seem to be blurring on a daily basis. Long gone are the days when watching a movie meant buying a ticket and sitting in a theater. But over the past decade or so, series—most aired on premium cable channels—have accomplished what many criticize the movies for not doing: focusing on characters, developing compelling stories, and dominating the national conversation. Long-form storytelling even has spread to services such as Netflix, w...
  • The Armstrong Lie X

    The Armstrong Lie X

    USA , 2013 , 122 min. Alex Gibney documents the meteoric rise and tragic fall of cycling’s most prominent figure, Lance Armstrong. What began as an account of Armstrong’s return to cycling three years after retirement ultimately became an incisive look at the pitfalls of ambition and hypocrisy... more
  • Austrian Avant-Garde Package

    Austrian Avant-Garde Package

    64 min. Six short works from some of Austria's most talented cutting-edge filmmakers... more
  • Black Cloud

    Black Cloud

    USA , 2004 , 97 min. Actor Rick Schroder makes his directorial debut with this inspiring drama set in the American Southwest. Black Cloud (Eddie Spears) is a young Native American who grew up in a violent household and is still struggling to come to terms with his family and his heritage... 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
  • Brunch with Carl Reiner

    Brunch with Carl Reiner

    Sunday, November 17, 12:30 PM
    SDFF Sie FilmCenter
    The Starz Denver Film Festival is proud to present American comedy legend Carl Reiner with the second annual Jack Gilford Award for Comedy. We will screen clips of Mr. Reiner’s work, and he will join the audience via Skype for a discussion and Q&A. Price of ticket includes brunch with a mimosa and Bloody Mary bar.
    Mr. Reiner has kept audiences laughing through seven decades since his career began on Your Show of Shows, where he wrote and acted alongside Mel Brooks. His pioneering ...
  • Burning Bush

    Burning Bush

    Czech Republic , 2013 , 83 min. In 1969, Jan Palach saw the Soviet occupation of Czechoslovakia as a huge problem, so much so that he set himself on fire in protest. This dynamic three-part miniseries from politically driven Academy Award nominee Agnieszka Holland chronicles the catalytic drama of his sacrifice... more
  • Bushido Man

    Bushido Man

    Japan , 2013 , 88 min. Choreographed like a masterwork of the genre, this martial arts spoof follows a devotee who does the bidding of his master, battling seven masters with different weapons to gain the fighting secrets of each discipline. In the end, his master gives him one terrible last challenge... 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
  • EAT

    EAT

    USA , 2013 , 93 min. Does biting your own nails make you a cannibal? Starz alum Jimmy Weber’s feature debut screams, “Yes!” With the right mixture of camp gore and intelligent metaphor, EAT comments on the modern struggle to make it in a “consumer” society... more
  • The Enemy Within

    The Enemy Within

    Greece , 2013 , 107 min. Kostas is a leftist and a loving father to two teenagers in suburban Athens. But after masked thugs break into his home and rape his daughter, he takes the law into his own hands, abandoning his ideals, alienating his family, and bringing even more violence into their lives... more
  • Eternal Amazon

    Eternal Amazon

    Brazil , 2012 , 88 min. Since the Industrial Revolution, “progress” has been synonymous with vanquishing nature, but now we know the future of man lies in a sustainable existence. The Amazon, often under assault by nightmarish exploitation, is making a comeback. Destructive agriculture is history... more
  • An Evening with Lewis Klahr

    An Evening with Lewis Klahr

    81 min. Lewis Klahr will be presented with the 2013 Stan Brakhage Award by Phil Solomon on Sunday, November 10, at the Sie FilmCenter following the screening of several of his films. A reception in his honor follows... more
  • A Field In England

    A Field In England

    United Kingdom , 2013 , 90 min. A spacious meadow in 1600s Britannia serves as an existential arena fueled by hallucinogenics. Surreal circumstances and Tarkovsky-like imagery lead up to a psychedelic climax of cinematographic awe. Embrace the ambiguity and fear not the abyss... more
  • First Look Domestic 1: Shorts from the Heart

    First Look Domestic 1: Shorts from the Heart

    102 min. A program of six short films about emotions and decisions... more
  • First Look Domestic 2: By Force of Character
  • First Look International 1: Surface Tensions
  • First Look International 2: Foreign Desires
  • First Look International 3: Conflicts of Interest
  • A Fragile Trust:  Plagiarism, Power, and Jayson Blair at the New York Times

    A Fragile Trust: Plagiarism, Power, and Jayson Blair at the New York Times

    USA , 2013 , 76 min. Samantha Grant scrutinizes not only Jayson Blair’s plagiarism and deceit during his tenure at The New York Times, but also the journalistic integrity of the bureaucratic newspaper system. How could his copious fabrications and errors have been overlooked?... more
  • Generation War

    Generation War

    Germany , 2012 , 118 min. This gripping two-part epic, eight years in the making for German television, follows five young men and women through the tribulations of World War II. The once fun-loving, close-knit group will come to face not only unspeakable atrocities but their own role therein... 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
  • 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
  • Gold Fever

    Gold Fever

    USA , 2013 , 84 min. For centuries, gold has remained a symbol of wealth and power. Goldcorp’s Marlin Mine in the Guatemalan highlands posts record profits, but for locals, gold frenzy can mean intimidation, pollution, even murder. Three women defend their ancestral lands, whatever the consequences... more
  • Great Chicken Wing Hunt

    Great Chicken Wing Hunt

    USA , 2012 , 70 min. Matt Reynolds leaves a successful career abroad, returning to the United States to document his search for the perfect chicken wing. With an eclectic group of wing aficionados, he sets out on a roller coaster ride that traverses New York and explores wing culture in America... more
  • How To Package and Sell Your Film

    How To Package and Sell Your Film

    Saturday, November 16, 12:00 PM
    SDFF Sie FilmCenter
    Join industry staples in the business as they discuss what is often the hardest part of making a film: the financing. Robert Denerstein moderates a conversation about best practices for packaging, financing, and selling a film, and how to navigate the ever-changing marketplace. This is the third in a quarterly series of Industry Panels supporting professional development in the Colorado filmmaking community. Panelists include Louise Ward (Senior Agent, United Talent Agency), William Stuart...
  • I Sing Beijing

    I Sing Beijing

    USA , 2012 , 87 min. I Sing Beijing follows Hao Jiang Tian, a Chinese-born opera singer, as he tackles his dream to organize a trip for young Western singers to travel to China, learn Mandarin, and perform live before an audience of thousands... more
  • If You Build It

    If You Build It

    USA , 2012 , 82 min. Patrick Creadon and Christine O’Malley document a group of high-school students in rural North Carolina who take a design/build class taught by designers Emily Pilloton and Matt Miller with the aim of reviving and rebuilding their economically depressed community... more
  • In the Name Of

    In the Name Of

    Poland , 2012 , 102 min. Malgorzata Szumowska’s fifth feature is the story of Adam, a Catholic priest who has been transferred to a rural village. In addition to his church duties, Adam manages a center for disadvantaged young boys. But something he is hiding threatens to destroy his life as a priest... more
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  • Kickstart Your Dream

    Kickstart Your Dream

    Saturday, November 09, 11:30 AM
    SDFF Sie FilmCenter
    So, you want to make a movie, but have no idea how to raise the money. Crowdsource fundraising has opened a world of new possibilities. Many Denver filmmakers have funded their projects through Kickstarter, and the Denver Film Society used Kickstarter to help finance the purchase of digital projectors for the Sie FilmCenter, the Ellie Caulkins Opera House, and Film on the Rocks. Panel moderator Robert Denerstein will lead a nuts-and-bolts, in-depth conversation covering the basics of running a s...
  • Lion Ark

    Lion Ark

    USA , 2013 , 97 min. A punchy behind-the-scenes documentary produced by activist group Animal Defenders International, Lion Ark presents the dramatic rescue and relocation of 25 African lions from illegal Bolivian circuses. The story ends happily in Colorado for the tragically mistreated creatures... more
  • Marvin Hamlisch: What He Did for Love

    Marvin Hamlisch: What He Did for Love

    USA , 2013 , 85 min. This valentine to one of the most prolific composers of our age is a lesson in how it is done. Barbra Streisand, Liza Minnelli and others recall Hamlisch’s legacy, especially his adage that “if you don’t know how to write with heart, it never connects.”... more
  • Matterhorn

    Matterhorn

    Netherlands , 2013 , 87 min. A dour widower and a mentally impaired drifter end up relying on each other more and more as the strict Christian townspeople turn from neighborly disapproval to outright interventionists in this highly entertaining Dutch black comedy. Director Diederik Ebbinge achieves a surprising psychological co... more
  • Medicine and the Movies

    Medicine and the Movies

    Sunday, November 17, 2:15 PM
    SDFF Sie FilmCenter
    Two vitally important festival documentaries—Code Black and Remote Medical Area—provide revealing looks at different aspects of the U.S. health-care system, emergency-room treatment and medical care for underserved rural populations. These films—both accompanied by their directors—will serve as a springboard for a wide-ranging discussion about health care from the perspective of those who have witnessed the front-line dedication of physicians who serve highly stressed communities. ...
  • A Messenger from the Shadows

    A Messenger from the Shadows

    Austria , 2013 , 60 min. A one-person piece for the “man with a thousand faces.” Silent-horror-film icon Lon Chaney was the son of deaf-mute parents, and thus perfected pantomime as a child. He rose to fame as a master of disguise with a penchant for grotesque appearances and torturous contortions... more
  • Michael H., Profession: Director

    Michael H., Profession: Director

    France , 2013 , 93 min. Yves Montmayeur’s intimate portrait of the acclaimed and controversial filmmaker Michael Haneke offers exceptional insight into the Austrian’s searing body of work. Michael H. is must for fans of Caché, The White Ribbon, and this spring’s Oscar winner, Amour... more
  • Mistaken for Strangers X

    Mistaken for Strangers X

    USA , 2013 , 75 min. Tom Berninger’s film is not your typical music doc. When his older brother Matt, vocalist for indie rock band The National, invites him to join a big tour as roadie, Berninger brings his camera. Polar opposites, the brothers reconnect in this poignant look at sibling rivalry... more
  • Mother, I Love You

    Mother, I Love You

    Latvia , 2013 , 83 min. Twelve-year-old Raimonds’s time alone while his mother is at work leads him to dabble in petty crime. Janis Nords’s striking film about a boy on the edge of adolescence whose web of lies begins to unravel won top prizes at Berlin and LAFF, and is on track for an Oscar nomination... more
  • Music Video Mixtape Vol. 1

    Music Video Mixtape Vol. 1

    82 min. New this year, SDFF presents a selection of the best new music videos from around the world. This compilation features funny, provocative, and mesmerizing videos in a wide range of genres, featuring local, international, indie, and industry-staple talent. These beg to be seen on the big screen.... more
  • My Naked Diary

    My Naked Diary

    Czech Republic , 2012 , 90 min. Based on a best-selling novel by 17-year-old Johana Rubinova, My Naked Diary tells Johana’s bittersweet story as she navigates new love and heartbreak, matters of paternity, and the adult problems of her finely sketched circle of friends... more
  • Women+Film Panel

    Women+Film Panel

    Saturday, November 09, 12:00 PM
    SDFF Sie FilmCenter
    Animal rights activists hold the idea that all animals are entitled to the possession of their own lives, and that one of their most basic interests, that of not suffering, should be championed by all. SDFF 36 presents two thought provoking films on the subject. Lion Ark, features world’s most ambitious and daring animal rescue, in which 25 lions are airlifted to freedom to a preserve in Colorado. American Mustang, is an artful blend of documentary and a character-driven narrative...

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