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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....
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....
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....
Call Me Kuchu
USA , 2012 , 87 min. The struggle for gay rights in Uganda is played out in the life and death of David Kato, that country’s first openly gay man. He goes up against a homophobic establishment trying to enact the death penalty for engaging in homosexual acts....
The Enigma of Frank Ryan
Ireland , 2012 , 90 min. Believing that his enemy’s enemy is his friend, IRA hero Frank Ryan took root in Berlin, only to find at a later date that his Nazi hosts’ hospitality came at the cost of his own integrity. Archival footage enriches this dramatization of Ryan’s war years....
Grassroots Premiere & ROCK THE 'FEST at the Bluebird Presented by Reel Social Club
USA , 2012 , 97 min. Come ROCK THE 'FEST with Reel Social Club at the Special Presentation premiere of GRASSROOTS followed by the only Rock the Vote concert in Denver at the Bluebird Theater!...
Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters
USA , 2012 , 77 min.
MUST END Thursday, January 10th! Winner! Maysles Brothers Best Documentary Award - 35th Starz Denver Film Festival!
An acclaimed photographer with the eye of a filmmaker, Gregory Crewdson has created some of the most gorgeously haunting pictures in the history of the medium. His meticulousl...
France , 2011 , 101 min. This fact-based story of a man incarcerated nearly four years for horrific crimes he didn’t commit grippingly shows just how far awry the judicial process can fall. Viewers feel Alain Marécaux’s predicament with stunning immediacy....
Hyde Park on Hudson
United Kingdom , 2012 , 95 min. International affairs must be juggled with the complexities of FDR’s domestic establishment when the president (Bill Murray) and his wife host the king and queen of England in upstate New York as Britain faces imminent war with Germany....
Irish Folk Furniture
Ireland , 2012 , 9 min. Using a combination of live action and animation techniques, and a commitment to a “green” film shoot, Tony Donoghue (SDFF 34) presents a contemplative study of how abandoned hand-built furniture is brought back to life in rural Ireland....
Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet
United Kingdom , 2012 , 87 min. Jesse Vile’s documentary about Jason Becker, a metal guitarist and decades-long survivor of Lou Gehrig’s disease, tells of a man’s indomitable spirit. Surrounded by family and friends, Becker continues to compose by means of computer technology....
Liv & Ingmar
Norway , 2012 , 75 min. Based on Liv Ullmann’s 1977 book
, this touching doc is a love letter to acclaimed Swedish director Ingmar Bergman from his lover, muse and longtime friend. Their 45-year relationship is revealed through film clips, photos and letters....
Long Distance Revolutionary: A Journey with Mumia Abu-Jamal
USA , 2012 , 120 min. Mumia Abu-Jamal joined the Black Panther Party at age 15 and reported on the revolutionary movement until his arrest for murder in 1981. Even on death row, his voice would not be silenced. This doc focuses on his writing, politics, and perseverance....
Canada , 2012 , 11 min. Inspired by a real-life friendship and featuring a first-rate musical soundtrack, MacPherson is the story of the relationship between Québec poet Felix Leclerc and Jamaican-born chemical engineer Frank Randolph MacPherson....
Denmark , 2012 , 103 min. Based on the life of artist Marie Krøyer, this tragic costume drama is suffused with the beautiful light that drew Marie and her famous husband to live and work on Denmark’s beautiful northernmost promontory, Skagen. But something’s rotten in Denmark....
My Little Underground
Canada , 2012 , 7 min. Simard combines her own memories and narration, experimental photography, and evocative drawings to take the viewer on a cinematic journey....
USA , 2012 , 6 min. Seven minutes of compelling animated images set to the actual recordings of phone conversations between Canadian author Marlin Marynick and the notorious Charles Manson....
Persistence of Vision
USA , 2012 , 83 min. Driven to make his own masterpiece, animator Richard Williams
(Who Framed Roger Rabbit)
devoted more than 25 years to a film based on Persian folktales before having his crowning achievement stripped away by corporate entities....
Czech Republic , 2012 , 83 min. Veteran Czech documentarian Helena Treštíková, the master of a time-lapse filming method she calls “time collection,” charts 37 years in the lives of the working-class Kettner family....
Ricky on Leacock
France , 2012 , 89 min. In pioneering lightweight cameras with their own sound systems, Richard Leacock was a seminal figure in documentary filmmaking. His protégé, Jane Weiner, used Leacock’s own innovations over several decades to capture his life, his work, and his teaching....
A Shape of Error
USA , 2011 , 65 min. Abigail Child creates an experimental Super-8 montage dramatizing the life of author Mary Shelley. Layering it with excerpts from Shelley’s diaries and her husband’s poetry, Child poses the events of their lives against the dangerous ideas of their time....
Time of My Life
Belgium , 2012 , 118 min. Belgian politician Mario Verstraete’s fight to legalize euthanasia takes on profound meaning when he suffers a debilitating disease. This fact-based film shares both the joy of his life and his decision’s shattering effects on friends and family....
Turning a Corner
USA , 2012 , 5 min. A chance encounter leads a poor kid from Brooklyn with college dreams to fight the fates for a chance to change his life....
Violeta Went to Heaven
Chile , 2011 , 110 min. Chilean singer-songwriter Violeta Parra became an international sensation with her passionate songs about love and oppression. This dramatization of her life depicts this talented, volatile woman’s sorrows and triumphs as she seeks her place in the world....
Whitney Houston & Her Family: Voices of Love
USA , 2012 , 76 min. Director Gary Keys’s documentary pays homage to the late singer and her gospel roots. The film deftly balances the sorrow over her untimely death in February with the “joyful noise” created by her musical family....
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