Starz FilmCenter 2007

Starz FilmCenter 2007

2007 Starz Film Center Archives
September 1 - December 31

Films and Events in Program...

  • Across The Universe

    Across The Universe

    USA , 2007 , 131 min.
    Director: Julie Taymor Against the backdrop of the 1960s, amid the turbulent years of mind exploration and rock 'n' roll, star-crossed lovers Jude (Jim Sturgess) and Lucy (Evan Rachel Wood), along with a small group of friends and musicians, are swept up into the emerging anti-war and counterculture movements, with Dr. Ro... more
  • BANNED!:<br> Louis Malle's The Lovers

    BANNED!:
    Louis Malle's The Lovers

    France , 1958 , 90 min.
    Director: Louis Malle Since September is "Banned Books Month," the Starz FilmCenter has decided to join in to mark one example of when the First Amendment has needed help with respect to movies. The history of attempts to shut down movies is nearly as old as the movies themselves. The 1896 Edison short, The Kiss, ... more
  • Beauty In Trouble

    Beauty In Trouble

    Czech Republic , 2006 , 110 min.
    Director: Jan Hrebejk Effectively rendered destitute by the floods that washed through Prague in 2002, struggling young father and husband Jarda (Roman Luknár) eventually resorts to stripping stolen cars as a means of supporting his impoverished family. Jarda's wife Marcela (Ana Geislerová) is having difficulty accepting... more
  • Becoming Jane

    Becoming Jane

    United Kingdom , 2007 , 125 min.
    Director: Julian Jerrold Anne Hathaway (The Devil Wears Prada) stars in a fresh and daring view of Jane Austen's early years. The romantic drama portrays Austen's encounters with the modern, roguish young Irishman Tom Lefroy (James McAvoy, The Last King of Scotland) and imagines how their romance could have in... more
  • Before the Devil Knows You're Dead

    Before the Devil Knows You're Dead

    USA , 2007 , 117 min.
    Director: Sidney Lumet Now Playing! Master filmmaker Sidney Lumet (Network, Dog Day Afternoon, Serpico) directs an absorbing suspense thriller about a family facing the worst enemy of all—itself. Philip Seymour Hoffman plays Andy, an overextended broker who lures his younger brother Hank (Ethan Hawke) into ... more
  • B.I.K.E.

    B.I.K.E.

    USA , 2005 , 89 min.
    Director: Anthony Howard , Jacob Septimus Driven by anti-materialism and a belief that the impending apocalypse will render cars useless and leave bicycles in power, Black Label Bike Club (BLBC) battles mainstream consumer culture and rival gangs for its vision of a better tomorrow. Pulling threads from Critical Mass and the wider bike coun... more
  • Blood Car

    Blood Car

    USA , 2007 , 75 min.
    Director: Alex Orr See Murder Party AND Blood Car for only $10! (Can't commit to over 2 hours of fun? Regular ticket prices apply to see just one movie) In the near future gas prices have reached astronomical highs nearing $40 a gallo... more
  • Buddha's Lost Children

    Buddha's Lost Children

    Netherlands , 2006 , 97 min.
    Director: Mark Verkerk In the borderlands of Thailand's Golden Triangle, a rugged region known for its drug smuggling and impoverished hill tribes, one man devotes himself to the welfare of the region's children A former Thai boxer, turned Buddhist monk, Phra Khru Bah Neua Chai Kositto (also known as the Tiger Monk), tra... more
  • The Bubble

    The Bubble

    Israel , 2007 , 117 min.
    Director: Eytan Fox Three young Israelis, two guys and a girl, share an apartment in Tel Aviv's hippest neighborhood. Trying to put aside political conflicts and focusing on their lives and loves, these progressive 20-somethings are often accused of living in a sort of escapist bubble. While on army reserve duty at a W... more
  • Cinema Q: DarkBlueAlmostBlack

    Cinema Q: DarkBlueAlmostBlack

    Spain , 2006 , 105 min.
    Director: Sanchez Daniel Arevalo When his father suffers a debilitating stroke, Jorge is forced to put his life and career on hold. He takes over his father’s janitorial position, cares for his father and studies at night. His life is further complicated by romantic entanglements with women. Meanwhile, Jorge’s best friend Israel ... more
  • Cinema Q: For The Bible Tells Me So

    Cinema Q: For The Bible Tells Me So

    USA , 2007 , 99 min.
    Director: Daniel Karslake Is the chasm separating gays and lesbians and Christianity too wide to cross? Is the Bible an excuse to hate? Director/co-writer Daniel Karslake's provocative and entertaining documentary brilliantly reconciles homosexuality and Biblical scripture, and in the process reveals that Church-sanctioned a... more
  • Cinema Q: The Life Of Reilly

    Cinema Q: The Life Of Reilly

    USA , 2006 , 87 min.
    Director: Frank L. Anderson , Barry Poltermann If, in 1940, you had a lobotomized aunt, an institutionalized father, a racist mother, and were the only gay kid on the block, what do you think the odds would be that you'd end up a Tony winner, a staple of television and a generational icon? The cliché goes that truth is stranger than fiction; in ... more
  • Cinema Q: Mala Noche

    Cinema Q: Mala Noche

    USA , 1985 , 78 min.
    Director: Gus Van Sant The first feature from acclaimed director Gus Van Sant (Drugstore Cowboy, Last Days), Mala Noche is a hauntingly beautiful black-and-white meditation on lust, love, obsession, and class. Stuck behind the cash register of a convenience store in Portland’s skid row, young-ish Walt (Tim Streeter... more
  • Confessions Of A Superhero

    Confessions Of A Superhero

    USA , 2007 , 92 min.
    Director: Matt Ogens Confessions Of A Superhero is a feature length documentary that chronicles the lives of three mortal men and one woman who make their living working as superhero characters on Hollywood Boulevard.  This deeply personal look into their daily routines reveals their hardships and triumphs as the... more
  • Control

    Control

    United Kingdom , 2007 , 121 min.
    Director: Anton Corbijn Late-1970s British post-punk band Joy Division was one of the most influential groups of their time, inspiring U2, Kurt Cobain, The Cure, Interpol and countless "goth rock" bands. Sam Riley gives an unforgettable performance as the troubled, enigmatic leader of the Manchester band, Ian Curtis, whose... more
  • Death at a Funeral

    Death at a Funeral

    United Kingdom , 2007 , 91 min.
    Director: Frank Oz A dignified send-off for a loved one erupts into uproarious chaos when romance, jealousy, in-laws, hallucinogens, dark secrets, life-long yearnings and a spot of bold blackmail collide graveside in this irreverent British comedy. Director Frank Oz (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, In & Out, Bowfinger... more
  • Deep Water

    Deep Water

    United Kingdom , 2006 , 93 min.
    Director: Louise Osmond , Jerry Rothwell In 1968, The Sunday Times of London announced the first non-stop, single-handed, round-the-world sailing race. This is the stunning true story of Donald Crowhurst, a free-thinking electronics inventor and amateur yachtsman who hopes his revolutionary on-board computer will effortlessly guide him int... more
  • Denver Zoo's Wildlife Film Festival

    Denver Zoo's Wildlife Film Festival

    PASSES ON SALE NOW! Denver Zoo has partnered with the Denver Film Society to bring animal lovers a film festival like no other! Denver Zoo’s Wildlife Film Festival will include hands on activities for all ages, including live animal demonstrations, wildlife crafts, i... more
  • DocNight: The Devil Came On Horseback

    DocNight: The Devil Came On Horseback

    USA , 2007 , 85 min.
    Director: Ricki Stern , Annie Sundberg Directors Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg In-Person! Using the exclusive photographs and firsthand testimony of former U.S. Marine Captain Brian Steidle, this documentary takes the viewer on an emotionally charged journey into the heart of Darfur, Sudan, where an Arab-run government is system... more
  • DocNight: The Gits

    DocNight: The Gits

    USA , 2007 , 80 min.
    Director: Kerri O'Kane Director Kerri O'Kane and producer Jessy Bender In-Person *Above photo copyrighted - Lucy Hanna* The Gits chronicles the tragic story of one of the most influential bands to emerge from the Seattle music underground. With an innovative sound that coupled hardcore punk with hea... more
  • Eastern Promises

    Eastern Promises

    United Kingdom , 2007 , 100 min.
    Director: David Cronenberg In director David Cronenberg's latest thriller, he is re-teamed with Viggo Mortensen, his leading man from A History of Violence. Mortensen plays the mysterious and charismatic Nikolai, a Russian-born driver for one of London's most notorious organized crime families. His carefully maintained existe... more
  • Freshman Orientation

    Freshman Orientation

    USA , 2004 , 92 min.
    Director: Ryan Shiraki A typical Midwestern 18 year-old freshman at a large state university eager to delve into the college party life, instead discovers that school is not the beer-driven, sexual fantasy of his imagination. Determined to do anything to obtain the girl of his dreams (a gorgeous but reluctant sorority gir... more
  • Ghosts Of Cite Soleil

    Ghosts Of Cite Soleil

    Denmark , 2006 , 85 min.
    Director: Asger Leth An epic portrait of a family and a culture torn apart by poverty and violence, "Ghosts Of Cite Soleil" is a powerful and unsettling documentary that takes us inside the lives of the notorious gang leaders who dominate the Haitian slum of Cité Soleil, one of the most desperate communities in the West... more
  • Gone Baby Gone

    Gone Baby Gone

    USA , 2007 , 114 min.
    Director: Ben Affleck Ben Affleck's directorial debut is an intense look inside an ongoing investigation into the mysterious disappearance of a little girl. Two private detectives (Casey Affleck, Michelle Monaghan) are hired to take a closer look at the case and soon discover that nothing is what it seems. Ultimately, th... more
  • How to Cook Your Life

    How to Cook Your Life

    Germany , 2007 , 93 min.
    Director: Doris Dörrie In How to Cook Your Life, German director Doris Dörrie acquaints us with the Buddhist teachings Zen priest Edward Espe Brown – author of the famous Tassjara cookbooks – imparts from his kitchen.... more
  • In The Shadow Of The Moon

    In The Shadow Of The Moon

    United Kingdom , 2007 , 100 min.
    Director: David Sington Between 1968 and 1972, the world watched in awe each time an American spacecraft voyaged to the moon. Now, for the first time, archival material from the original NASA film footage, much of it never-before-seen, is combined with interviews with surviving astronauts, who emerge as eloquent, witty, em... more
  • In The Valley Of Elah

    In The Valley Of Elah

    USA , 2007 , 121 min.
    Director: Paul Haggis On his first weekend back after serving in Iraq, Mike Deerfield (Jonathan Tucker) goes missing and is reported AWOL. When former military MP Hank Deerfield (Tommy Lee Jones) and his wife Joan (Susan Sarandon) get the phone call with the disturbing news, Hank sets out to search for their son. Emily S... more
  • The Jane Austen Book Club

    The Jane Austen Book Club

    USA , 2007 , 105 min.
    Director: Robin Swicord The lives of six present-day friends (Kathy Baker, Maria Bello, Amy Brenneman, Maggie Grace, Emily Blunt and Hugh Dancy) are revealed through the witty prism of their literary heroine. Six book club members, six Jane Austen books, six interwoven story lines over six months in the busy modern setting... more
  • Janus in the Afternoon 2007

    Janus in the Afternoon 2007

    Meet Kurosawa, get acquainted with Renoir, spend an afternoon with Bergman. As leading distributor Janus Films marks its 50th anniversary, we’re plumbing its archives to bring you the beautifully restored prints of masterpieces by international filmmaking legends. Showtimes: final Sunday monthly, 2 ... more
  • Jimmy Carter Man From Plains

    Jimmy Carter Man From Plains

    USA , 2007 , 126 min.
    Director: Jonathan Demme Must End Jan 3! From director Jonathan Demme (Philadelphia, Silence of the Lambs) comes an intimate and surprising encounter with President Jimmy Carter. Following the path of Mr. Carter's recent controversial book tour for Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid, the Academy Award-winning filmmaker ... more
  • Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten

    Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten

    Ireland , 2007 , 124 min.
    Director: Julien Temple As the front man of The Clash from 1977 onwards, Joe Strummer changed people's lives forever. Four years after his death, his influence continues to reach out around the world. In director Julien Temple's new documentary, Strummer is revealed not just as a legend or a musician, but as a true communi... more
  • Kids First! Free Movies 2007

    Kids First! Free Movies 2007

    Embarked on a fun-filled excursion for the whole family when you attend this Saturday morning series with our guarantee: the films are rated G, and entrance is totally free. Sponsored by the Kids First! Coalition for Quality Children’s Media, the Scientific Cultural Facilities District (SCFD), Targe... more
  • The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters

    The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters

    USA , 2007 , 84 min.
    Director: Seth Gordon In 1982, "Gamer of the Century" Billy Mitchell managed to score 874,300 points on the arcade classic Donkey Kong, a record many thought would never be broken. In 2003, 35-year-old family man Steve Wiebe, after losing his job at Boeing, found solace in Donkey Kong, surpassing Billy's record with a th... more
  • Kurt Cobain About A Son

    Kurt Cobain About A Son

    USA , 2006 , 97 min.
    Director: AJ Schnack A rock and roll film like no other, filmmaker AJ Schnack's intimate and moving portrait of the late musician and artist Kurt Cobain is told entirely in Cobain's own voice. Based on more than 25 hours of never-before-heard audiotape interviews conducted by journalist Michael Azerrad for his book Come... more
  • Lake of Fire

    Lake of Fire

    USA , 2007 , 152 min.
    Director: Tony Kaye Fifteen years in the making, this epic documentary stands unquestionably as the definitive work on the ever-dividing issue of abortion. Filmed entirely in black-and-white, director Tony Kaye’s (American History X) Lake Of Fire probes into the complexities of abortion proving that both ... more
  • Lars And The Real Girl

    Lars And The Real Girl

    USA , 2007 , 106 min.
    Director: Craig Gillespie 35mm presentation - Ryan Gosling (Half Nelson) stars in a heartfelt comedy about a loveable introvert named Lars whose emotional baggage has kept him from fully embracing life. After years of solitude, he invites a girl he met on the internet to visit him. When he introduces Bianca to ... more
  • The Last Romantic

    The Last Romantic

    USA , 2006 , 88 min.
    Director: Aaron Nee , Adam Nee Winner!Emerging Filmmakers Award - 29th Starz Denver Film Festival

    Fancying himself a poet, young Calvin Wizzig moves to New York with aspirations of making his mark on the world. Unfortunately, the world is not particularly keen on having marks made on it, a disheartening truth made... more
  • Love For Sale

    Love For Sale

    Brazil , 2006 , 88 min.
    Director: Karim Ainouz After the sting of being abandoned by her husband, new mother Hermila returns to her village in northeastern Brazil and endures a toxic old boyfriend who still kindles a flame and the sudden burdens of single motherhood. Adopting the name Suely, an act that distances her from her family and her past... more
  • Lust, Caution

    Lust, Caution

    USA , 2007 , 160 min.
    Director: Ang Lee Director Ang Lee's new film, following his Academy Award win for directing Brokeback Mountain, is an espionage thriller set in WWII-era Shanghai. Asian cinema icon Tony Leung (Hero) stars as Mr. Yee, a powerful political figure in 1940s Shanghai. Tang Wei, a rising star in mainland China, makes her ... more
  • Manhattan

    Manhattan

    USA , 1979 , 96 min.
    Director: Woody Allen Manhattan is a wry, touching and finely rendered portrait of modern relationships against the backdrop of urban alienation. Sumptuously photographed in black and white (Woody Allen's first film in that format) and accompanied by a magnificent Gershwin score, the film follows 42-year-old Manha... more
  • Mile High Sci-Fi 2007

    Mile High Sci-Fi 2007

    Bad movies. Good comedy. Watch in awe as the true purpose of filmdom’s biggest flops, dogs and bombs is revealed—to provide fodder for the hilarious live running commentary that distinguishes this interactive series, as a team of local comics simultaneously skewers and salutes the much-maligned like... more
  • Murder Party

    Murder Party

    USA , 2007 , 80 min.
    Director: Jeremy Saulnier See Murder Party AND Blood Car for only $10! (Can't commit to over 2 hours of fun? Regular ticket prices apply to see just one movie) It's Halloween night in Brooklyn. Chris (Chris Sharp), a lonesome and unremarkable ... more
  • Nouveau Cinema Francais

    Nouveau Cinema Francais

    France , 4 amazing films - each ONE NIGHT ONLY! So get your tickets now.... more
  • Once

    Once

    Ireland , 2007 , 88 min.
    Director: John Carney A modern day musical set on the streets of Dublin, featuring Glen Hansard and his Irish band The Frames. Writer/director John Carney tells the story of an emotionally vulnerable street musician (Hansard) who meets a Czech immigrant (Markéta Irglová) unable to afford the piano she yearns for. They ar... more
  • Oswald's Ghost

    Oswald's Ghost

    USA , 2006 , 83 min.
    Director: Robert Stone Oswald’s Ghost deconstructs the myths shrouding one of the most chilling mysteries of all time, the Kennedy assassination.... more
  • Paris, Je T'aime

    Paris, Je T'aime

    France , 2007 , 120 min.
    Director: Olivier Assayas , Frederic Aubertin , Gurinder Chadha , Sylvain Chomet , Joel and Ethan Coen , Isabel Coixet , Wes Craven , Alfonso Cuaron , Gerard Depardieu , Christopher Doyle , Richard LaGravenese , Vincenzo Natali , Alexander Payne , Bruno Podalydes , Walter Salles , Oliver Schmitz , Nobuhiro Suwa , Daniela Thomas , Tom Tykwer , Gus Van Sant Over 20 celebrated filmmakers from around the world come together to show Paris in a way never before imagined. Through a kaleidoscope of stories about joy, separation, unexpected strange encounters and of course—love—their films capture both the reality of contemporary Paris as well as the enchantm... more
  • Pierrot Le Fou

    Pierrot Le Fou

    France , 1965 , 110 min.
    Director: Jean-Luc Godard After abandoning his wife at a Parisian party, bored Ferdinand (Jean-Paul Belmondo) flees his bourgeois existence with his babysitter and ex-lover, Marianne (Anna Karina). Taking it on the lam to the south of France, the couple becomes an existential Bonnie and Clyde, battling gunrunners, gas statio... more
  • The Red Balloon/ White Mane

    The Red Balloon/ White Mane

    France , 1956 , 80 min.
    Director: Albert Lamorisse Must End Jan 3! The Red Balloon is one of the most beloved of classic childhood fantasies. Shot in the picturesque Menilmontant neighborhood of Paris, it is a tender and charming story of a little boy (Pascal Lamorisse, the director's 6-year-old son) befriended by a large red balloon.... more
  • Reservation Road

    Reservation Road

    USA , 2007 , 102 min.
    Director: Terry George Writer/director Terry George's (Hotel Rwanda) compelling thriller follows two families as their lives unexpectedly converge. On a warm September evening, Ethan Learner (Joaquin Phoenix) and his wife Grace (Jennifer Connelly) are attending a music recital by their 10-year-old son. On the way home the... more
  • RMPBS Free Community Cinema 2007

    RMPBS Free Community Cinema 2007

    From Jehovah’s Witnesses on your doorstep (Knocking) to inmates on Death Row (Race to Execution) and beyond: get a sneak preview of an upcoming episode in PBS’s Emmy-winning series Independent Lens and gain a whole new perspective on the world—not only through the viewfinders of some of today’s most... more
  • Romance & Cigarettes

    Romance & Cigarettes

    USA , 2005 , 115 min.
    Director: John Turturro Now Playing through Jan 10! Writer/director John Turturro's down-and-dirty musical love story stars James Gandolfini (The Sopranos) as Nick, a New York ironworker married to Kitty (Susan Sarandon), a strong but gentle woman. A good man at heart, he is secretly carrying on a torrid affair wit... more
  • Steal A Pencil For Me

    Steal A Pencil For Me

    USA , 2007 , 94 min.
    Director: Michele Ohayon 1943: Holland is under Nazi occupation. In Amsterdam, Jack, an unassuming accountant, first meets Ina at a birthday party - a 20-year-old beauty from a wealthy family who instantly steals his heart. But Jack's pursuit of love will be complicated; he is poor and married to Manja, a flirtatious and me... more
  • Tattered Cover Free Classic 2007

    Tattered Cover Free Classic 2007

    From silent-era giants to screwball geniuses, from noir masterminds to post-war auteurs, this free film-and-discussion series—hosted by Colorado Public Radio film critic (and DFS Director of Education) Howie Movshovitz—invites you to rediscover such silver-screen classics as His Girl Friday, The Thi... more
  • 10 Questions For The Dalai Lama

    10 Questions For The Dalai Lama

    USA , 2006 , 83 min.
    Director: Rick Ray Why do the poor often seem happier than the rich? Must a society lose its traditions in order to move into the future? How do you reconcile a commitment to non-violence when faced with violence? These are some of the questions posed to His Holiness the Dalai Lama by filmmaker and explorer Rick Ray. ... more
  • 'Tis Autumn: The Search For Jackie Paris

    'Tis Autumn: The Search For Jackie Paris

    USA , 2006 , 100 min.
    Director: Raymond De Felitta 'Tis Autumn - The Search for Jackie Paris is an examination into the art and mysterious personal life of legendary jazz vocalist Jackie Paris. Using both new and archival performance footage, found footage, still photography, historical audio clips and rare unreleased recordings, Oscar-nomina... more
  • 2 Days in Paris

    2 Days in Paris

    France , 2007 , 96 min.
    Director: Julie Delpy A Parisian getaway becomes anything but romantic for a high-strung New York couple in writer/director Julie Delpy's smart, sexy comedy about how opposites attract—and then slowly drive each other crazy. Marion (Delpy) is a French photographer and Jack (Adam Goldberg) is an American interior designer... more
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  • Vanaja

    Vanaja

    India , 2006 , 111 min.
    Director: Rajnesh Domalpalli Vanaja (Mamatha Bhukya) is a beautiful but impulsive 15-year-old girl from a lower caste in rural South India, who yearns to become a dancer. She manages to get herself hired as a maid in the household of a legendary retired mistress of Kuchipudi dance, hoping to pursue her dream. All goes well unti... more
  • What Would Jesus Buy?

    What Would Jesus Buy?

    USA , 2007 , 91 min.
    Director: Rob VanAlkemade Laura Newman, lead soloist for the CHURCH OF STOP SHOPPING, will be IN-PERSON Friday, Dec 14 and Saturday, Dec 15 at the 7:30pm shows at the Starz FilmCenter to engage the audience in a sing-a-long and Q&A after the film!

    The charismatic Reverend Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping Gospel... more
  • The Willow Tree

    The Willow Tree

    Iran , 2005 , 96 min.
    Director: Majid Majidi Blind since childhood, Youssef has a devoted wife, loving daughter, and successful university career, but his affliction fills him with secret torment. As if in answer to his prayers, a Paris clinic restores his sight - a miracle that is double-edged. Although this new world of sight and color fl... more
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