by: Elizabeth AlleyDENVER--Nov. 4, 2008--The 2008 Starz Denver Film Festival (SDFF) has announced that the worlds of independent film and independent music will collide this year for the Festival's first ever Music Lounge, which will be held Nov. 16-19 from 8:00 p.m. until 10:30 p.m. at 3 Kings Tavern, located at 60 S. Broadway. The Music Lounge is presented by Westword.
The Music Lounge will showcase some of Denver's greatest independent music, such as The Laylights, Bad Luck City, a. tom collins (Aaron Collins from Machine Gun Blues), Ian Cooke, Hearts of Palm, John Common, The Still City and iuengliss. Dust on the Breakers, which includes members from Born in the Flood and Meese, and Recess, with members of Bela Karoli and the Wheel, will also play. Bad Luck City will also be featured during An Evening with Bruce Bickford, as their live performance will accompany Bickford's silent film CAS'L'.
"The Denver Film Society has been celebrating the link between movies and music for the last nine years with our Film on the Rocks program and to include a music component in the Festival was a natural leap," said SDFF director Britta Erickson. "We look forward to introducing the Denver indie music scene to indie film directors from around the world plus give our audience one more way to engage with the Festival."Tickets are free for SDFF badge holders, $3 with a Festival ticket stub and $5 for the general public. To purchase tickets online, or to view the full Music Lounge schedule, go to http://www.denverfilm.org/festival/events/sec.aspx?FID=43&SID=192. Tickets are also available at the door.All shows are 21 and over.
SDFF 31 DETAILSThe Starz Denver Film Festival will run Nov. 13-23 and will feature nearly 175 films representing the work of filmmakers from all corners of the globe. More than 150 film artists will be in attendance to introduce their works to enthusiastic Festival audiences.
All regular screenings will take place at the Starz FilmCenter at the Tivoli on the Auraria Campus, the home for the Denver Film Society. Opening Night (Nov. 13), Big Night (Nov. 15), Saturday-at-the-Movies (Nov. 22) and Closing Night (Nov. 22) will take place at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House, located in the Denver Performing Arts Complex. Special screenings will be shown in the King Academic and Performing Arts Center on the Auraria Campus.
For the Festival schedule, ticket information or more information about SDFF 31, visit www.denverfilm.org.
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The Starz FilmCenter is RTD-accessible. Bus routes 2, 12 and 15 all stop at the Tivoli; Light Rail lines C and E make nearby stops at Union Station, Pepsi Center/Six Flags Elitch Gardens, Invesco Field and Auraria West Campus, while lines D, F and H stop at Colfax at Auraria. Light Rail to the Ellie Caulkins Opera House: take the D, F or H lines and exit at the Convention Center/Performing Arts station. Patrons boarding the existing C line or the new E line should transfer to the D, F, or H lines at the I-25 & Broadway station. Upon exiting the train, walk to 14th Street and continue northwest toward Curtis Street to the Denver Performing Arts Complex.
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