It entertains. It provokes and persuades, moves and motivates. It educates. The cinema’s potential to transform as well as reflect society in all its diversity is what the Denver Film Society aims to recognize and realize. And now, you can get more from your film experience with our education courses. Learn what the four major elements of cinema are, explore your favorite genre deeper, write that screenplay you've always wanted to write, or find out what it takes to be called "the best." Let us elevate your entertainment experience through our educational offerings.
All courses will take place in a theater at the Sie FilmCenter. DFS member and Non-member prices available.
Films and Events in Program...
(1976), Sidney Lumet’s astonishingly prescient film about the rise of tabloid television, picks up where the last season of Mad Men leaves off, in a mid-70s America where media reigns supreme, and anything—and anyone—can be bought and sold to secure high ratings.... more
Choreographer and director Busby Berkeley made a name for himself in 1930s Hollywood for his elaborately staged song and dance numbers. Though Berkeley’s body of work provides many examples of his penchant for over-the-top spectacle, we will focus on select scenes from the first of his so-called “Go... more
This class will cover the basics of the Western—the essential elements of the genre, its rise to popularity as a Hollywood staple, and how it changed over the decades. We will screen and discus the film Stagecoach, highlighting those elements that make it such a classic and the Western such a powerf... more