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POSTED:  Thursday, November 19, 2015 at 4pm


Tab Hunter IN PERSON!
saturday 11/21 at 7pm

Tab Hunter Confidential

(click here to purchase tickets)

In the 1950s, Tab Hunter is number one at the box office and number one on the music charts. He is Hollywood’s most sought-after star and America’s boy next door. Natalie Wood, Debbie Reynolds and Sophia Loren are just a few of the actresses he is romantically linked to. Nothing, it seems, can damage Tab Hunter’s career. Nothing, that is, except for the fact that Tab Hunter is secretly gay. Now, Tab Hunter’s secret is out. In Tab Hunter Confidential we will meet, for the first time, the real Tab Hunter as he shares with us the whole story of a happy, healthy survivor of Hollywood’s roller coaster.

Denver Film Festival 2015 Awards

People's Choice Awards:

Narrative Feature: "Brooklyn"

Documentary Feature: "The Champions"

Short Film: "The House is Innocent"

Music Video: Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats - S.O.B.

Juried Awards:

The Maysles Brothers Award for Best Documentary Film: "Hitchcock/Truffaut" directed by Kent Jones (USA)

"One of the Maysles Brothers special gifts as filmmakers was that they allowed their stories to unfold in front of them with open minds and eyes, with a genuine love for their subjects and an empathy and compassion which gave all of their work beauty and authenticity," stated the jury, which was comprised of: Davis Coombe, Academy Award-winning editor; Laura Heberton, producer; and Colin Stanfield, festival producer, New York Film Festival at Film Society of Lincoln Center.

The Krzysztof Kieslowski Award for Best Feature Film: "Rams," directed by Grímur Hákonarson (Iceland)

The jury stated: "For its evocative filming of landscapes, for placing us in the midst of a way of life coming to a devastating end, and for making a film that moves us from pure hate to pure love, we award the 2015 Kieslowski award to Rams.

Special Jury Prize: "Lamb," directed by Yared Zaleke (France)

The jury stated: "For its heartfelt, beautifully observed, visually ravishing and emotionally acute exploration of a young boy's coming of age in a rural Ethiopian village, we award a Special Jury Prize to director Yared Zaleke's Lamb."

Special Ensemble Acting Jury Award: "The Measure of a Man" (France)

"For its pitch-perfect naturalism, its ability to find beauty in the otherwise mundane, and for its consistently arresting performances, we award a special Ensemble Acting Prize to The Measure of a Man," stated the jury, which was comprised of: Helen Estabrook, Academy Award-nominated producer; Robb Moss, documentary filmmaker and Chair of Harvard University Department of Visual and Environmental StudiesChair; Gary Ungar, producer/manager

The American Independent Narrative Award: "Krisha," directed by Trey Edward Shults (USA)

Special Jury Prize, Filmmaker to Watch: "H.," directed by Rania Attieh and Daniel Garcia

"Because days later we still can't stop thinking about the audacious storytelling and bold vision of the transfixing H. and can't wait to see what Rania Atteih and Daniel Garcia do next," state the jury, comprised of: Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press journalist and critic; Kerry Bishé, actress; Stephanie Wilcox, director of development and production for Rumble Films

The Liberty Global International Student Short Award: "Disintegration," directed by Álvaro Martín (Spain)

Special Jury Prize for Outstanding Directing: "The Fantastic Love of Beeboy and Flowergirl," directed by Clemens Roth (Germany)

The jury was comprised of: Jenny Bloom, senior film publicist at Prodigy PR; Johnny Simmons, actor; Randi Kleiner, CEO of SeriesFest

The Spike Lee Student Filmmaker Award: "Oasis," directed by Sara Lafleur-Vetter (USA)

The jury was comprised of: Jenny Bloom, senior film publicist at Prodigy PR; Johnny Simmons, actor; Randi Kleiner, CEO of SeriesFest

Feature Screenplay Award: Memory by John Benge. Presented by: University of Colorado Denver's Film & Television Program, College of Arts and Media

Short Screenplay Award: Symposium by Tom Grady. Presented by: University of Colorado Denver's Film & Television Program, College of Arts and Media

Denver Film Festival Awards:

- John Cassavetes Award: John Turturro

- Maria & Tommaso Maglione Italian Filmmaker Award: Nanni Moretti (Mia Madre, Italy)

- Reel Social Club Indie Spirit Award: Benjamin Dickinson (Creative Control, USA)

- Rising Star Award presented by Rise Above Colorado: Alex Wolff (Coming Through the Rye, USA)

- Stan Brakhage Vision Award: Nathaniel Dorsky

- True Grit Award: Decay

Founded in 1978, the Denver Film Society is a membership-based 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, the Film Society provides opportunities for diverse audiences to discover film through creative, thought-provoking experiences.

The permanent home of the Denver Film Society, 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.


DFS Members Only upcoming FREE screenings

Denver Film Festival Italian Filmmaker Award Winner:  Director Paolo Sorrentino

Monday, 11/30 - 7pm
Sie FilmCenter

The Great Beauty (2013)
"La grande bellezza" (original title)

Jep Gambardella has seduced his way through the lavish nightlife of Rome for decades, but after his 65th birthday and a shock from the past, Jep looks past the nightclubs and parties to find a timeless landscape of absurd, exquisite beauty.


Tuesday, 12/1 - 7pm
Sie FilmCenter
 youth (2015)

A retired orchestra conductor is on holiday with his daughter and his film director best friend in the Alps when he receives an invitation from Queen Elizabeth II to perform for Prince Philip's birthday.


Seating is first come, first seated. Admission is NOT guaranteed.

ALL DFS Members are eligible for admission to this event with your DFS membership card. If you do not have your membership card, please plan on checking in with the box office in advance to have them confirm your membership eligibility. If the screening is not at the Sie Filmcenter, you will not be admitted without your membership card. 

Single, Student, Colorado Filmmaker and Reel Social Club Members
Get 1 (ONE) admission per screening

Dual, Producer, Executive Producer Members 
Get 2 (TWO) admission per screening  


-Arrive early to assure admission. We CAN NOT suggest what time of arrival will assure your admission. It varies with each title.

-ALL admission is on a FIRST COME - FIRST SEATED situation.  

-You must be an active DFS Member to be admitted.  

-There is NO PURCHASING of admission to these screenings. Regardless of membership level, you will not receive preferential treatment. 

-At any time the studios may require that surrender your phone or any electronic device before entering the theater.  If you are not willing to check-in your phone or electronic device, you will not be admitted into the screening.   

We often share these screening with other invitees and VIP's. There will be reserved seating that the agency has labeled and only guests of the agency may use those seats. Please note that these screenings are run by the agency that represents the studio and are in NO way an event run by the Denver Film Society or its staff.  The agency has the final word on admission, rules and regulations of screenings and are the ONLY authorities that can determine who can be admitted or not. These rules and policies must be adhered to if DFS Members are to be given these opportunities in the future. 

Thank you for your compliance and understanding.

Eileen O'Brien
Director of Membership & Volunteers