- Festival sets A Late Quartet for Opening Night, Quartet for Big Night, and Silver Linings Playbook for Closing Night - 18 Films Chosen for Competition - Six Packs and Patron Packages on sale now
The 35th Starz Denver Film Festival (SDFF), sponsored
by Starz Entertainment and produced by the Denver Film Society, announced today
its Red Carpet Galas, Special Presentations, and Films in Competition.
Recognized as the Rocky Mountain Region's largest film event, SDFF attracts
over 55,000 film-goers and is widely recognized for presenting Academy Award
and Independent Spirit Award-winning films, such as The Artist, Black Swan, Brokeback Mountain, No Country for Old Men, and Slumdog Millionaire - well before their
"As our country chooses its next President, the Starz Denver Film
Festival will give tens of thousands of local film lovers the opportunity to
'Vote Film' and experience the artistic creations of some of the world's best
film makers," said Festival Director Britta Erickson. "This
year's festival will offer an astounding array of film choices and the
festivities that only SDFF can provide. This is one time you can vote
often and never make a bad choice.
Starz Denver Film Festival opens November 1 with a Red Carpet Presentation of A
Late Quartet, directed by Yaron Zilberman and starring a stand-out cast of
Philip Seymour Hoffman, Mark Ivanir, Catherine Keener, and Christopher Walken.
Dustin Hoffman's touching directorial debut, Quartet, will take the
stage on Big Night for a Red Carpet Presentation on November 3. David O.
Russell's Silver Linings Playbook will wrap SDFF's Red Carpet
Presentations on November 10.
SDFF Special Presentations include Any Day Now, Art of Conflict,
Évocateur: The Morton Downey Jr. Movie, The Fitzgerald Family Christmas, Free Samples, Grassroots, Hyde Park on
Hudson, Jayne Mansfield's Car, The Life and Times of Paul the Psychic
Octopus, The Sapphires, Shadow Dancer, and Stand Up Guys.
"More than 225 films from close to 40 different countries
make up the slate for this year's festival and we're once again looking forward
to introducing a rich and diverse selection of titles to Colorado audiences,
including 16 locally produced films", said Artistic Director, Brit Withey.
addition, the SDFF presents an eleven-day full festival program including
international and independent films, industry panels, workshops, achievement
awards, and tributes. Media accreditation closes end of day on Friday, October
12. For details on how to apply, please visit www.denverfilm.org/about/press/.
To keep up to date with the Starz Denver Film Festival, visit
www.denverfilm.org/festival, like the SDFF Facebook page
www.facebook.com/denverfilmfestival, follow @DenverFilm on Twitter, and join
the conversation by using the #SDFF35 hashtag.
RED CARPET PRESENTATIONS
Night, November 1
A Late Quartet - (DIRECTOR
Yaron Zilberman, PRODUCERS Vanessa Coifman, David Faigenblum, Emanuel Michael,
Tamar Sela, Mandy Tagger, Yaron Zilberman, WRITERS Seth Grossman, Yaron
Zilberman, CAST Philip Seymour Hoffman, Mark Ivanir, Catherine Keener,
Christopher Walken) - When cellist Peter (Christopher Walken) informs his
string-quartet colleagues (Philip Seymour Hoffman, Mark Ivanir, and Catherine
Keener) that he's been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, dramatic passions
arise from within their artistic souls. The soundtrack and score by Angelo
Badalamenti, featuring works by Haydn, Bach and Strauss, segue smoothly into
Night, November 3
Quartet - (DIRECTOR
Dustin Hoffman, PRODUCERS Finola Dwyer, Stewart Mackinnon, WRITER Ronald
Harwood, CAST Maggie Smith, Michael Gambon, Billy Connolly, Sheridan Smith,
Pauline Collins) - Making his directing debut at age 75, Dustin Hoffman brings
an optimistic take on aging to this dramatic comedy about a houseful of
retired-but still very much kicking-theater folk. Classical music absorbs the
characters, played by a star-studded cast that includes Maggie Smith and Tom
Night, November 10
Silver Linings Playbook - (DIRECTOR/WRITER David O. Russell, PRODUCERS Bruce Cohen, Donna Gigliotti,
Jonathan Gordon, CAST Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro, Julia
Stiles, Chris Tucker) - Writer-director David O. Russell explores the
dysfunctional family in his darkly comic adaptation of Matthew Quick's 2008
novel. Released from a psychiatric facility into the care of his not-so-sane
parents (Jackie Weaver and Robert DeNiro), Pat Solitano (Bradley Cooper) finds
solace in the company of a psychotic young widow (Jennifer Lawrence).
FILMS IN COMPETITION
KRZYSZTOF KIESLOWSKI AWARD
FOR BEST FEATURE FILM
THE NEW DIRECTORS AWARD
THE MAYSLES BROTHERS AWARD
FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY
About the Denver Film
Society: Founded in 1978, the Denver Film Society (DFS)
is a membership-based, non-profit SCFD Tier II cultural institution that
produces film events throughout the year, including the award-winning Starz
Denver Film Festival and Film on the Rocks. The Denver FilmCenter/Colfax
presents film programs daily and is Denver's first and only year-round
cinematheque. Members of DFS support one-of-a-kind programs reaching more than
200,000 film lovers and film lovers-in-training each year.
for the 2012 Starz Denver Film Festival:
Individual tickets go on sale to Denver Film Society Members on
Wednesday, October 17 and to the general public on Friday, October 19. Tickets
are available for purchase online at denverfilm.org or at two box office
locations, Denver Film Center/Colfax (2510 East Colfax Avenue, Denver, CO
80206) or the Starz Denver Film Festival Pavilions Ticketing and Information
Center (500 16th Street, Suite #188, Denver, CO 80202).
Pack tickets to any regularly priced films and Matinee Six Packs for screenings
Monday - Friday before 5:30pm are now on sale. Six Pack and Matinee Six Packs
are available to both Denver Film Society Members and Non-Members and can be
purchased online at denverfilm.org.
Packages are available for advanced ticket selection and to ensure seating at
Red Carpet Presentations and Special Presentations. Contact Alison Greenberg to
purchase a Patron Package at (303) 595-3456 ext. 229 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Carpet Presentations will take place at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House and
Buell Theater. Regular festival screenings will take place at the Denver
FilmCenter/Colfax, UA Denver Pavilions Stadium 15, and L2 Arts & Culture
2012 Starz Denver Film Festival Sponsors:
PREMIER: Starz ASSOCIATE: Anna & John J. Sie Foundation, AOR Marketing & Advertising, Barbara
Bridges, CEAVCO Audio Visual, Denver Pavilions, KeyBank, Liberty Global, Regal
Entertainment Group SUPPORTING: Argonaut Wine & Liquor,
Ciroc Vodka, Eron Johnson Antiques, GHP Horwath, Gay & Lesbian Fund for
Colorado, Harmonic Media, Husch Blackwell, Integrity Print Group, Rocky
Mountain College of Art+Design, Stella Artois, Three Tomatoes Catering, The
Westin-Downtown Denver PATRON: Alamo Drafthouse, Avnet, Basil
Doc's Pizza, Butler Rents, Caz Matthews, Colorado Film School, Kentwood City
Properties, New Forum Films, Photo: Laszlo, Pura Vida Fitness & Spa, Queen
Anne Bed and Breakfast, The Reelist, School of Rock, Teatulia, UC Denver Live!,
Wells Fargo MEDIA: CPT12, IMDb, InFocus TV, KBCO, KDVR/Ch.2, Westword GOVERNMENT: Arts & Venues Denver, City and County of Denver, Colorado Creative
Industries Division, Colorado Office of Film Television & Media, Consulate
General of Canada in Denver, The Japan Foundation, Québec Government Office in
Los Angeles, Scientific & Cultural Facilities District CONTRIBUTING: Billboard Ecology, Charcoal Restaurant, Contagious
Media, Dynamite Laser Beam, Eldorado Natural Spring Water, Fine Arts
Foundation, Freshies Food Corp, High Noon Entertainment, L2 Arts & Culture
Center, Le Central, milkhaus, Open Media Foundation, Postmodern Company, SAGIndie,
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