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United Kingdom , 2011 , 9 min. In Buenos Aires, an old woman eagerly awaits the birth of her grandchild. However, a horrific turn of events mean that she must wait for decades to learn of the child’s fate....
USA , 2010 , 12 min. In this award-winning film, single dad Willy Jones struggles to make a living by trapping swamp rats. When his neighbor accuses him of poaching, things take a desperate turn....
USA , 2011 , 17 min. Seeking redemption for past misdeeds, a loner and petty criminal reaches out to his estranged young son during a trek to the local carnival....
Netherlands , 2010 , 85 min. Dutch director Margien Rogaar fashions a gentle portrait of a suburban family in transition: the grandfather is dying; the teenage granddaughter yearns to be a woman; her little brother is betrayed by his best friend; and the youngest sibling glimpses mortality in her love for grandpa....
Finland , 2011 , 90 min. Finnish director Mika Kaurismäki uses
The Brothers Karamazov
as his model and a stormy family reunion as a platform for this tale of three emotionally damaged brothers who confront their wolfish, boozy old father with his past sins—even as they're eating his 70th birthday cake....
But I Love You
USA , 2011 , 12 min. Dasha, a young Russian-American girl, faces a difficult decision when she learns about an unexpected pregnancy....
Bosnia , 2010 , 113 min. Set in Bosnia in the early 1990s, Danis Tanovic’s period drama explores the uncertainty of a country on the brink of war through the metaphor of a divided family. Diviko Buntic returns home after 20 years to face an estranged wife, a son he never knew, and a past that’s at odds with his future....
The Color Wheel
USA , 2011 , 83 min.
MUST END Thursday May 31st!
- The Color Wheel is the story of JR, an increasingly transient aspiring news anchor, as she forces her disappointing younger brother Colin to embark on a road trip to move her belongings out of her professor-turned-lover’s apartment. P...
USA , 2011 , 17 min. A spiraling compulsion threatens to alienate a businessman completely from his family—and leads to a chance meeting that could save or destroy him....
Canada , 2010 , 96 min. Denis Côte’s chilling drama is set on the frozen plains of Québec, where Jean-François Sauvageau protects his preteen daughter, Julyvonne, from the world outside by isolating her. But both have their secrets, and if Jean-François doesn’t face the world he so fears, he may lose Julyvonne forever....
Daughters of the Dust
USA , 1991 , 112 min. Julie Dash's evocative 1991 portrait of three generations of proud Gullah women—the descendants of slaves living in isolation off the South Carolina coast—is at once a study of family conflict and a vivid history lesson about the impending loss, in 1902, of vital cultural traditions....
USA , 2011 , 110 min.
Special Matinee Engagement – The Descendants – 1:45pm daily through March 29th
Luckily for you fans of the Alexander Payne/Oscar-winning Hawaiian family drama,
will now be playing a special matinee engagement at the Denver FilmCenter/Colfax.
USA , 2011 , 73 min. In rural Mississippi, teenaged Robbie cares for his elderly grandmother and young half-brother while his absentee mother sends the occasional postcard. The return of older brother Lucas threatens the little stability this makeshift family has—and it’s up to Robbie to defend it...
Croatia , 2010 , 14 min. In 1970s Yugoslavia, a young mother challenges the authority and state-sanctioned beliefs of her husband in order to celebrate Easter with the children....
Czech Republic , 2011 , 75 min. Based on an incident from his own life, Václav Kadrnka's close study of a determined woman seeking permission to leave 1980s Communist Czechoslovakia with her teenage son for Britain, where her defector-husband awaits, pays homage to all who quietly resist totalitarianism....
Eva Is Leaving
Israel , 2011 , 16 min. Eldad, the owner of Eldad's Coffee Shop, suddenly finds religion. When he decides to make his coffee shop kosher to accentuate his newfound awakening, his wife and employee warn that old habits had better not die hard...
Canada , 2011 , 98 min. Québécois writer-director Stéphane Lafleur (
Continental, A Film Without Guns
, SDFF30) finds plenty of humor in the trials of an endearingly dysfunctional family—a grumpy old father, a bumbling son, a gloomy daughter, and her dimwitted spouse....
Fear of Falling
Poland , 2011 , 90 min. Tomek’s dark past catches up with him when he gets a call from the psychiatric hospital in his hometown: his estranged father has just been admitted, compelling Tomek to return home in an attempt to restore a father-son bond long lost. Polish director Bartosz Konopka shows great promise...
Israel , 2010 , 30 min. Ruet is fat; Lilach is anorexic. Both have been sent by their parents to a children’s ward for treatment. Will the friendship they forge lead them to accept treeatment? Or will two rebellious girls with serious diseases...
Japan , 2010 , 95 min. Koji Fukada’s delightful
tells the story of a man who turns the quiet life of the Kobayashi family upside down when he comes to work in their print shop. Not merely an outrageous farce, the film also smartly explores—and critiques—many Japanese cultural norms....
Slovak Republic , 2011 , 97 min. The crusty Slovakian father in Zuzana Liová's satirically laced drama debut dreams of building a house for each of his two daughters on the family's plot of land—but the girls, of course, have other plans. Leading man Miroslav Krobot is simultaneously a pain in the neck and a joy to behold....
Library of Dust
USA , 2011 , 16 min. The discovery of thousands of abandoned, corroded urns at a state mental hospital inspires an unusual photo exhibit that reveals secrets, influences political decisions, and reunites families....
Love Like Poison
France , 2010 , 93 min. In this sensitive French drama, teenager Anna returns from boarding school to her Breton village to find herself in a broken home. Surrounded by a dying grandfather, a hysterical mother, an absent father, and a conflicted priest, she navigates sexual temptation and religious hypocrisy alike....
Maria My Love
USA , 2011 , 99 min. Jasmine McGlade Chazelle's witty feature debut examines the unlikely friendship between a young café waitress who's grieving the death of her mother and a strangely insightful maternal figure (Hollywood veteran Karen Black)—who also happens to be a compulsive hoarder....
Turkey , 2010 , 19 min. The pace of the city contrasts with the life of a young Turkish wife who struggles with her husband’s extreme indifference....
Mexico , 2011 , 100 min. In this tough-as-nails drama from Mexico, Augusto leaves his wife and throws himself headlong into the underbelly of Tampico on a crazed search for pretty young orphan Marlene—who has, not entirely unwillingly, entered into prostitution....
Neve & Sons
USA , 2011 , 8 min. Four generations after their great grandfather arrived from Italy and opened a flower shop, a family struggles to save the business—and his legacy....
USA , 2011 , 93 min. Raised in Chicago and schooled at Cornell, Indian-American filmmaker Prashant Bhargava spent six years making this stunning feature debut. Respect for ritual and grand visual poetry combine to create a richly textured family drama set in Ahmedabad, the site of India's largest annual kite festival....
Czech Republic , 2010 , 26 min. After an accident kills her boyfriend, guilt-stricken Emily travels to Prague to confront Petr’s mother and father about their son’s unborn child....
Canada , 2011 , 7 min. Under the influence of a Rachmaninoff scherzo, a man follows his desires into the unknown, through a whirlwind of music and movement....
Canada , 2010 , 107 min. First time writer-director Sébastian Pilote and superb leading man Gilbert Sicotte produce an indelible, heart-rending portrait of a 67-year-old Quebecois car dealer as he faces the undoing of his deepest beliefs. The death of a salesman, we are reminded, takes many forms....
Santiago from the Other Side
Mexico , 2011 , 11 min. Sometimes life has a surprise in store—sometimes two! Lucia is pregnant and wants to find the right moment to tell her longtime boyfriend Santiago. A party seems the ideal moment...
A Scene at the Sea
South Korea , 2010 , 21 min. A father and son whose roles have reversed as junior becomes the caretaker of senior execute a delicate dance at the edge of the sea....
Shades of Beige
United Kingdom , 2010 , 15 min. Jodie and Brian have been incredibly close siblings since childhood. But their shared world crumbles when he is accused of a heinous crime....
Small, Beautifully Moving Parts
USA , 2011 , 73 min.
MUST END Thursday May 31st!
- Sarah Sparks is a freelance “technologist” who repairs everything from new computers to old-fashioned radios and considers it part of her job to interview strangers in public places about the role technology plays in their lives. When...
Israel , 2011 , 12 min. Tasnim, a strong and opinionated 10-year-old, lives with her mother and siblings in a neglected Bedouin village. A surprise visit from her father forces her, for the first time in her life, to confront the conservative norms of the family tribe and the fact that she is no longer daddy's little girl....
USA , 2010 , 14 min. Set on the imperiled coast of Louisiana, this is the meditative story of a brother and sister who encounter unexpected trouble when they venture deep into the swamp in search of the mythic ivory-billed woodpecker....
The Laying on of Hands
USA , 2010 , 8 min. Unlike just about any documentary you’ll see this year, this unusual story about martial arts and faith healing is told through the use of found footage....
Rare Imports: The Makioka Sisters
Japan , 1983 , 140 min.
BRAND NEW 35MM PRINT!
The fading fortunes of the titular siblings take center stage in Kon Ichikawa’s 1983 adaptation of Junichiro Tanizaki’s acclaimed novel. It’s 1938, and the Makiokas seek to marry off Yukiko while struggling with familial conflict and relinquishing their hold on the past...
The Vacuum Kid
USA , 2011 , 12 min. Being a local celebrity isn't easy, especially for a 12-year-old kid with a curious obsession....
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....
United Kingdom , 2010 , 93 min. In actor Paddy Considine’s impressive filmmaking debut, an angry widower tangles with a vulnerable Christian woman, who meets his violent outbursts with compassion. Stellar performances anchor this gritty, character-driven drama....
Iceland , 2011 , 99 min. Writer-director Rúnar Rúnarsson describes his feature debut as a “coming-of-age story about a 67-year-old man.” Against the backdrop of an Icelandic coastal town decimated by a volcano in the 1970s, this understated but moving drama examines existential loss....
We Need to Talk About Kevin
United Kingdom , 2011 , 112 min.
MUST END May 3rd at the Denver FilmCenter/Colfax
- A suspenseful and gripping psychological thriller from director/co-writer Lynne Ramsay (Ratcatcher, Morvern Callar), We Need to Talk About Kevin explores the fractious relationship between a mother and her evil so...
The Woman with the Grey Bundle
Spain , 2011 , 20 min. A woman takes a long, emotional walk to visit her beloved husband in prison....
Japan , 2011 , 75 min. Shot in Paris by Japanese filmmaker Haruka Motoi, this quiet character study centers on the bond women forge in overcoming life’s hardships. After walking out on her boyfriend, the titular character faces surprise upon surprise as she tries to make her way in the foreign city of lights....
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