01/2013

The Revisionaries

Submitted by Michael Krumholtz on Mon, 01/14/2013 - 10:09am

Scott Thruman's award-winning documentary questions the state of the U.S. public education system by closely examining the prerogatives of powerful delegates who oversee the content of our students’ textbooks. The film aims focus at the State Board of Education in Texas and its chairman, Don McLeroy, who is a devout creationist with a desire to omit certain historical and scientific truths from the books. A winner at the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival, this enlightening film brings transparency to these controversial, yet influential decision makers.

The Aviation Cocktail

Submitted by Davina Van Buren on Fri, 01/11/2013 - 3:38pm

When a young girl is abducted by a serial killer in northern Nebraska, three World War II veterans set out to capture and arrest the kidnapper. But what starts as a rescue mission turns deadly, leaving the three men battling secrets, themselves, and each other. Filmed largely in Colorado, The Aviation Cocktail features a score by local musician Wilson Helmericks of Snake Rattle Rattle Snake. Stick around after the screening for a Q&A with director/producer (and Colorado native) David Higgins.

Dishcrawl Does LoHi

Submitted by Chelsea Long on Mon, 01/14/2013 - 9:59pm

Dishcrawl couldn't have picked a better neighborhood for its Denver debut: LoHi is packed with hip new spots and old neighborhood faves. And you'll get to visit four of them on this walkabout, tasting tour of the 'hood. The catch? You don't know where you're going until shortly before the event.

Ben Folds Five

Submitted by Kiki Turner on Mon, 01/14/2013 - 10:44am

This alternative-rock trio propelled itself back into the music scene when they released its newest album, the Sound of the Life of the Mind, after a decade-long dry spell of no new tunes. The piano-driven beats are fast-paced, and combined with the band’s witty lyrics, create intelligent and catchy songs such as “Do it Anyway,” and “Draw a Crowd.” Wed 8 p.m.