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1989 (When I Was 5 Years Old)
Denmark , 2010 , 10 min. The haunting recollection of an accident from the point-of-view of a five-year-old boy riding in the backseat of the family car....
Andrew Bird: Fever Year
USA , 2011 , 80 min. In Milwaukee in 2009, documentary filmmaker Xan Aranda caught up with Chicago-based musical prodigy Andrew Bird to capture him onstage over the course of two nights. A classically trained violinist, Bird also sings, plays glockenspiel, and whistles operatically....
USA , 2011 , 75 min. The works of late photographer Dennis Stock may be better known than he ever was, but in Hanna Sawka Hamaguchi’s documentary he holds forth with the same eloquence, clarity, and confidence that characterizes his images (including the iconic portrait of James Dean in Times Square)....
Bob and the Monster
USA , 2011 , 87 min. Documentarian Keirda Bahruth spent six years tracing the rise, fall, and near-miraculous return of Thelonious Monster frontman Bob Forrest—from arrogant young singer-songwriter poised for megastardom to heroin-addled wreck to compassionate addiction counselor....
Cinema Q presents: Chely Wright - Wish Me Away
USA , 2011 , 96 min.
Must end Thursday, June 21st at the Denver FilmCenter/Colfax
Digital presentation - Chely Wright: Wish Me Away
is the story of Chely Wright, the first country music star to come out as gay. Over three years, the filmmakers were given extraordinary access to Chely's struggle and her un...
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...
The D Train
USA , 2011 , 5 min. Acclaimed found-footage filmmaker Jay Rosenblatt’s latest is the study of a man reflecting on how quickly his life is passing....
A Dangerous Method
United Kingdom , 2011 , 99 min. The famous rift between Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung has fascinated psychiatrists and historians for decades—not least because they shared a patient who was also Jung's lover. The ever-provocative David Cronenberg
brings it all to life, with Viggo Mortensen as Freud....
USA , 2011 , 60 min.
Special DocNight presentation Thursday, January 12th at 7pm Followed by a post film discussion with the filmmakers and a reception afterwards
tells the story of Clyfford Still’s remarkable life and his indelible contribution to American art. Though...
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....
Grandpa Looked Like William Powell
USA , 2010 , 4 min. A little piece of family history leads to a charming discovery....
USA , 2011 , 10 min. An offbeat yet surprisingly sensitive look at a trail-blazing entertainment reporter whose life ends in a very L.A. kind of way....
King of Devil's Island
Norway , 2011 , 116 min. Filmmaker Marius Holst retells the heartbreaking tale of a bloody 1915 uprising at Norway's notorious Bastøy Residential School, where wayward teenagers were subjected to beatings, sexual abuse, and dehumanization. Holst's mostly nonprofessional young actors are astonishing in a prison drama...
Germany , 2011 , 117 min. German director Sebastian Dehnhardt's lively documentary follows Vitali and Wladimir Klitschko, who may be the most unlikely heavyweight champions in history—intelligent, big-boned brothers who play chess, read books, and acknowledge the blunt violence of the sport they love....
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....
USA , 2010 , 15 min. An American journalist and a Japanese architect rescue an ancient farmhouse in this intimate story about design, memory, and the meaning of home....
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....
No Wine Left Behind
USA , 15 min. An Iraq War hero leads a ragtag group of veterans as they try to conquer the wine industry....
A People Uncounted
Canada , 2011 , 99 min. Aaron Yeger’s heart-wrenching documentary chronicles the genocide of the Roma people, also known as Gypsies, during the Holocaust. Although an estimated 500,000 Roma perished, their story is rarely told;
A People Uncounted
aims to change all that by highlighting Roma music, art, and poetry...
Play Like a Lion
USA , 2011 , 72 min. “Emperor of Melody” Ali Akbar Khan brought Indian classical music to the United States in 1955; his son Alam has dedicated his life to keeping Khan’s legend alive. This documentary tribute explores their loving relationship and extraordinary musical influence....
Scars: Ben LaMarca
USA , 2011 , 7 min. In this segment of an ongoing interview project, which investigates the origins of scars, a shooting victim recalls a life-changing moment in vivid detail....
USA , 2011 , 60 min.
tells the story of Clyfford Still’s remarkable life and indelible contribution to American art. Along with his contemporaries Jackson Pollock and Mark Rothko, Still was one of the leaders of the Abstract Expressionist movement—yet he deliberately turned his back on the art establishment...
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....
Two's a Crowd
USA , 2011 , 19 min. This affectionate documentary profiles quintessential New Yorkers Allen and Collette, who, after four years of marriage, decide to move in together....
Vending For Change
USA , 2011 , 13 min. In Denver, there are sign-flying homeless people on most street corners downtown. Weaving through them is a different group of homeless people who stand proud with newspapers and ask, “Dollar donation for the...
USA , 2011 , 3 min. Everyone’s favorite character actor, Paul Dooley, stars as a widower who hits on a surprisingly creative solution to his loneliness....
William Kurelek's The Maze
USA , 2011 , 64 min. The half-hour documentary Robert M. Young made in 1970 about the famously disturbed Canadian painter William Kurelek has been expanded to full length—a fitting tribute to the tormented schizophrenic who claimed he saved himself by converting to Roman Catholicism....
Young Goethe in Love
Germany , 2010 , 100 min. “It’s more than truth. It’s poetry,” explains the romantic heroine of
The Sorrows of Young Werther
. The same can be said of Philipp Stölzl’s
Young Goethe in Love
, a sumptuous period romance about the early experiences that led Johann Wolfgang von Goethe to write the epistolary novel...
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