A still from the film "Growing Up Coy". Courtesy of the Denver Film Festival
Local cinephiles rejoice: The Denver Film Festival returns November 2–13 for its 39th iteration. This year’s event is packed with more than 200 films, including four that boast a Colorado heritage. Here’s a preview of the homegrown films taking over festival screens this year.
November 1 2016, 4:30 PM
"La La Land," starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, opens the 39th annual Denver Film Festival on November 2. Photo courtesy of the Denver Film Festival
It's back! The Denver Film Festival returns for its 39th year, November 2 to 13. During that time, more than 200 films (including 26 with ties to Colorado) representing over 35 countries will be screened around the city. They'll be supported by panel discussions, red...
October 27 2016, 12:05 PM
Director Haylar Garcia (seated) reviews playback footage of Gnaw with his crew
—Photo by Chris Marino
Denver native and film director Haylar Garcia grounds his particular brand of movie terror not in bogeymen popping out of shadows, but rather in everyday fears—like feeling helpless. “The most terrifying thing in the world,” says Garcia, whose latest flick, Gnaw, begins making the festival circuit...
A scene from "Ixcanul." Photo courtesy of Denver Film Society
"If we want to see more diverse faces represented in media, a film festival is a great place to start."
That notion is what drove the launch of CineLatino three years ago, says festival co-director and Denver Film Society (DFS) marketing and communications manager JoAnna Cintron. "It's a...
September 15 2016, 8:50 AM
The Telluride Mountainfilm Festival in 1979.
—Photo courtesy of Telluride Mountainfilm
This month, the Front Range hosts three adventure-documentary festivals: Reel Rock Fest, Adventure Film Festival, and Radical Reels. Those, however, are just a small part of Colorado’s canon. Here, the major milestones in the Centennial State’s thrill-inducing outdoor-film history.
Scene from Cut to the Chase, which premieres today at the Vail Film Festival
—Photo courtesy of Caramie Petrowsky
The 70-degree weather is a perfect way to usher out ski season and welcome baseball back (go Rockies!). But don’t trade your snow pants for hiking tights quite yet; our mountain resorts are ready to lure guests back to the slopes with closing festivals that celebrate the powder and the warm...
April 8 2016, 2:00 PM
Shot in Colorado, "Actor Martinez" is headed to the Tribeca Film Festival.
In literature and film, it's called a "nested story" or mise en abyme. Translation: a story within a story (or film within a film). Think of the gangster flick Angels with Filthy Souls that Kevin watches in Home Alone, or the fake German propaganda film in Inglourious Basterds....
April 7 2016, 3:40 PM
The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble. —Photo by Max Whittaker / Courtesy of the Silk Road Ensemble
“Does it matter?" American composer Leonard Bernstein asks about the relevance of music, shown in archival footage in the film The Music of Strangers. "The world totters, governments crumble and we are poring over music.”
Acclaimed cellist Yo-Yo Ma saw Bernstein’s Harvard lectures in...
February 29 2016, 10:00 AM