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October 19, 2022,,,


Strong demand for tickets pushes The Holly to Special Red Carpet Presentation

DENVER – Denver Film today announced a schedule change for two screenings at the upcoming Denver Film Festival involving documentaries THE HOLLY and LOUDMOUTH.

With a sold-out set of previously scheduled screenings for The Holly and continued strong demand for tickets, the second screening of the film has been moved from Nov. 9 to Nov. 10 at 8 p.m. at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House with additional tickets now available for this special Red Carpet Presentation. The initial sold-out screening of The Holly remains scheduled for 1:30 p.m., Nov. 6 at Denver Botanic Gardens. 

The Holly goes deep inside a gentrifying community in Denver, where a shooting case involving local activist Terrance Roberts provided a window into the political machinations of urban development and the city’s gang activity. Writer, director Julian Rubinstein, who grew up in Denver, began to report on the case and recognized that public reporting on what happened was not representative of what he was hearing in the neighborhood. Rubinstein and Roberts will be in attendance for an in-depth conversation about the documentary and story following the screening.

As a result of the schedule and venue change, the screening of LOUDMOUTH has been moved to 7 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Sie FilmCenter. In addition, Denver Film announced that, due to scheduling conflicts, Rev. Al Sharpton, the focus of the documentary, is unable to attend the Festival.

“Repositioning The Holly as one of our four Red Carpet presentations creates an opportunity to expand the spotlight on a remarkable story that impacted so many lives in our community,” said Denver Film Artistic Director Matthew Campbell. “We’re glad that we were able to make this scheduling change to allow more people in our community the opportunity to see this film and to hear directly from both Julian Rubinstein and Terrance Roberts following the Nov. 10 screening.”

Ticket holders for the previously scheduled screenings will be able to use those tickets for their respective selections on the new dates and times.

Additional tickets to the Nov. 10 screening of The Holly and other Festival films and events are on sale to the general public. A complete lineup of films, screenings, and ticketing information is available at

2022 Denver Film Festival Sponsors:

MARQUEE: Anna and John J. Sie Foundation, Amazon, AOR, Barbara Bridges, Catering by Design, Denver Botanic Gardens, Liberty Global, Moye White, Sheila K. O’Brien, University of Denver Department of Languages, Literatures & Cultures, Xfinity

SPOTLIGHT: Butler Rents, NPU Events, SeriesFest, William LaBahn

STUDIO: American Airlines, Milkhaus

CAMEO: CFVA, Crested Butte Film Festival, Eldorado Natural Spring Water, Infinite Monkey Theorem, Newberry Brothers, Ratio Beerworks, Taloma Partners, The Family Jones, The Palm Group – Baird, TV5MONDE, Unrated Cab

PARTNERS: Colorado Dragon Boat Film Festival, Denver Arts & Venues, Ken’s Prints & Graphics, Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival

GOVERNMENT & FOUNDATIONS: Bonfils-Stanton Foundation, Colorado Creative Industries, Colorado Office of Film, Television and Media, Consulate General of Canada, Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD)

FILM: Canada Now, Colorado Environmental Film Festival, La Colombe, SAGindie, The Center for African American Health, Visit Denver 

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