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Canada , 2011 , 8 min. Beautifully rendered animation is used to tell the true story of a group of ingenious Dutch women who, during the WWII Nazi occupation, unraveled a bedspread for the material to knit badly needed socks....
Burma: A Human Tragedy
USA , 2011 , 85 min. Ongoing yet largely ignored, the horrific genocide of ethnic minorities throughout Burma is brought under close and grisly scrutiny in this secretly filmed documentary, which also exposes the rulers who live in luxury as their people suffer....
France , 2011 , 105 min.
Starts Fri, Jan 27th at the Denver FilmCenter/Colfax
Director Xavier Durringer’s daring political drama depicts French president Nicolas Sarkozy’s dramatic rise to power and the simultaneous loss of his wife, who leaves him for another man just as he’s being elected to office. Denis Podalydè...
United Kingdom , 2011 , 122 min. Making his directorial debut, Ralph Fiennes stars as Shakespeare's deeply flawed Roman military hero in a disturbing update now set amid 21st-century guerilla insurgencies and the incessant blare of cable TV news. With Gerard Butler and Vanessa Redgrave....
El Sicario, Room 164
USA , 2010 , 80 min. In Gianfranco Rosi's chilling documentary, a nameless former Mexican hitman (or
) sits, black-hooded and cold-blooded, in a Juárez hotel room, describing his 20-year career as an executioner and torturer for notorious drug cartels—and revealing the vast corruption in Mexican politics...
ELIMINATE: Archie Cookson
United Kingdom , 2011 , 91 min. Failed spy and defeated family man Archie Cookson survives an assassination attempt at his office only because he is passed out drunk; so begins this quiet and darkly humorous spy thriller....
Iran , 2011 , 104 min. Iranian film director Mohammad Rasoulof remains under house arrest in Tehran (he “propagandized” against the regime), but this dramatic cry for freedom has reached the West—a compelling portrait of a disbarred lawyer named Noori who seeks to leave a country where women are treated “like ghosts.”...
The Green Wave
Iran , 2011 , 80 min.
MUST END Thursday, August 30th at the DenverFilmCenter/Colfax
- Green is the color of hope. Green is the color of Islam. And green was the symbol of recognition among the supporters of presidential candidate Mir-Hossein Mousavi, who became the symbolic figure of t...
Hell and Back Again
USA , 2011 , 88 min. Embedded with the U.S. Marine Echo Company in Afghanistan, photojournalist Danfung Dennis takes us to hell and back with Sergeant Nathan Harris, who shuttles heroically between deployment and civilian life, struggling to bridge two worlds....
Finland , 2011 , 103 min.
looks like a 1960s B-movie, but its storyline is wholly contemporary. Finland’s official entry for best foreign-language film at next year’s Academy Awards offers a light-hearted look at shoeshine man Marcel’s efforts to provide safe harbor for a young African immigrant....
Czech Republic , 2011 , 94 min. Acclaimed absurdist playwright Václav Havel’s first dramatic feature,
, follows the King Lear-like chancellor of an unnamed country as he relinquishes power to a sleazy archrival. Havel denies autobiographical connections, though echoes of his political career abound....
USA , 2011 , 90 min. The latest documentary from Denver-based director-producer Brian Malone explores the Divided States of America. Although primarily devoted to unearthing the causes of the current political climate,
is not bent on placing blame; its gripping message is a call to action....
The Real American—Joe McCarthy
Germany , 2011 , 95 min. Combining archival footage, first-person accounts, and an original screenplay, this engrossing docudrama from first-time filmmaker Lutz Hachmeister depicts Joe McCarthy’s rise and fall from Wisconsin farm boy to shooting Senate star to disgraced Cold War witch hunter....
Rocky Flats: Legacy
USA , 2011 , 22 min. This Colorado documentary is about former Rocky Flats nuclear workers who are fighting for their lives against the government, as well as those who have died waiting for help....
Semper Fi: Always Faithful
USA , 2011 , 76 min. For 30 years, over a million soldiers lived at North Carolina’s Camp Lejeune, unaware of their exposure to toxic water—or its role in their illnesses. This searing documentary chronicles one Marine’s fight for justice after losing his nine-year–old daughter to leukemia....
Topo Gigio Is Dead
Chile , 2010 , 23 min. After meeting unexpectedly at a funeral in Philadelphia, two Chileans seek to come to terms with their parents’ brutal past. Daniela is the daughter of a former political prisoner who was tortured; Tomas is the son of the physician that tortured him....
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