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Denver Film Festival announces actor Annabella Sciorra in person 

Sciorra to receive Career Achievement Award

DENVER – Oct. 27, 2021 – Denver Film announced today that actor Annabella Sciorra will appear in-person during the 44th edition of the Denver Film Festival. Sciorra will be in attendance for the 30th Anniversary screening of Spike Lee’s JUNGLE FEVER on Nov. 6 at 6 p.m. at the AMC 9 + CO 10 where she will also receive Denver Film Festival’s Career Achievement Award.

Sciorra played the role of Angie Tucci, the Italian secretary at the center of an affair with her married architect boss Flipper Purify played by Wesley Snipes. Following the Tribute screening, co-presented with the Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival (MVAAFF), Sciorra will join MVAAFF co-founder Stephanie T. Rance for The Color of Conversation panel discussion.

“Thirty years after its premiere at Cannes, JUNGLE FEVER continues to serve as an important work by Spike Lee that tapped into the critical discussions of class, culture and color that we continue to wrestle with today,” said Denver Film Festival Artistic Director, Matthew Campbell. “I know our Denver audiences will welcome the opportunity to hear directly from Annabella, revisit her brilliant performance in this film and celebrate the accomplishments of her acting career.”


Sciorra joins previously announced in-person appearances from Jamie Dornan, Clifton Collins, Jr. and Stefano Cipani, winner of the 2021 Maria & Tomasso Maglione Italian Filmmaker Award. Dornan will be on hand for a Special Presentation of BELFAST and to receive the Excellence in Acting Award from Denver Film. Collins Jr. will be on hand for his latest film and Big Night Red Carpet presentation of JOCKEY and to receive Denver Film Festival’s prestigious John Cassavetes Award. Collins Jr. will also be the centerpiece of celebration of the festival’s CineLatinx program on Nov. 12 at Denver Botanic Gardens featuring a clips program and one-on-one conversation.

To view the full schedule of in-person screenings, Red Carpets, special presentations and guest panels for the 44th Denver Film Festival, Nov. 3-14, as well as a robust lineup of virtual screenings and to purchase tickets, visit: https://www.denverfilm.org/denverfilmfestival/dff44/. General Admission tickets are $13 for Denver Film members/$17 non-member. Matinee tickets are $8 for Denver Film members/$11 non-member (weekdays only).

DFF44 COVID Protocol
Denver Film will require that all Festival patrons, guests, media, sponsors, employees and volunteers entering DFF44 venues or event host sites from Nov. 3-14 show proof that they have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with an FDA or WHO-approved vaccine. Children under the age of 12 ― who are currently ineligible to receive the vaccine―must instead provide proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of a screening or event start time.

To review DFF’s full COVID-19 protocol, visit: https://www.denverfilm.org/denverfilmfestival/dff44/covid-safety/

2021 Denver Film Festival Sponsors:

Marquee – Anna and John J. Sie Foundation, Amazon, AOR, Barbara Bridges, Capital One Café, Ceavco, Denver Botanic Gardens, Liberty Global, Moye White, Sheila K. O’Brien, Stranahan’s, Xfinity, ZoomCare

Spotlight – Butler Rents, SeriesFest, University of Denver – Department of Languages, Literatures, & Cultures, William LaBahn

Studio – American Airlines, Green Goo, Overture 9th + CO, Shopify

Cameo – Colorado Film and Video Association, Crested Butte Film Festival, CORT, Eldorado Natural Spring Water, Gopuff, Intrinsic Wine Co., Meow Wolf, Milkhaus, Molly’s Spirits, Ratio Beerworks, Syntrinsic, The Palm Group – Baird, TV5MONDE

Government & Foundations – Bonfils-Stanton Foundation, Colorado Creative Industries, Consulate General of Canada, Colorado Office of Film, Television, and Media, Istituto Italiano di Cultura, National Endowment for the Arts, Riverfront Park Community Foundation, Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD)

Media – 5280, Birdy, CBS4, Colorado Public Radio (CPR), Denver Life, Rocky Mountain PBS, Westword

Film – Bank of Colorado, Ballard Spahr, Colorado Environmental Film Festival, Dance to Be Free, Denver Screen Print & Embroidery, Emerge Colorado, LivWell, Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival, Pizzeria Locale, SAGindie, Telescope, University of Colorado Denver – College of Arts & Media, U.S. Bank, VenuHub, Visit Denver, Vizzy Hard Seltzer

Partners – Colorado Dragon Boat, Colorado Symphony, Denver Arts & Venues, I Am Denver, Ken’s Print & Graphics, McNichols Civic Center Building, Pearl Street Marketing

About Denver Film
Founded in 1978, Denver Film is a membership-based, 501(c)(3) nonprofit cultural institution that produces film events throughout the year, including the award-winning Denver Film Festival and the popular, summertime series Film on the Rocks. With a vision to cultivate community and transform lives through film, Denver Film provides opportunities for diverse audiences to discover film through creative, thought-provoking experiences.

The permanent home of Denver Film, the Sie FilmCenter is Denver’s only year-round cinematheque, presenting a weekly-changing calendar of first-run exclusives and arthouse revivals both domestic and foreign, narrative and documentary – over 600 per year, all shown in their original language and format. Denver Film’s one-of-a-kind programs annually reach more than 200,000 film lovers and film lovers-in-training.

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Denver Film Media Contacts:
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Neil Truglio: neil@denverfilm.org
Alexandra Dunne: alexandra@denverfilm.org

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