Before you get too far into this review, reader, I must tell you something: I pretty much always prefer the book version to its movie counterparts. That sentiment remains true in the case of Wild, which is based on Cheryl Strayed's best-selling memoir of the same name. But I will do...
November 20 2014, 2:00 PM
—Image courtesy of Starz Denver Film Festival
If a cast of more than 250 full-length features, shorts, and music videos isn’t enough to keep you entertained from November 12–23 at the Starz Denver Film Festival (5280 broke down a list of seven can’t-miss flicks), then check out some of these sans-screen events happening around town:
November 11 2014, 5:35 PM
Image courtesy of the Starz Denver Film Festival
The Starz Denver Film Festival delivers more than 200 films to the Mile High City each year, and its 37th annual event, which takes place November 12–23, is no different. For your convenience, 5280 has narrowed down the extensive roster to seven must-see movies:
If God Comes Let Him Bring A Gun...
November 10 2014, 3:00 PM
Steve Adams, "Hermes," oil painting
With a handful of galleries opening their doors recently—and a new, can’t-miss art event coming soon—it can be tough to keep up with all the cultural experiences the Mile High City has to offer. We’re rounding up all the news you need to know this week.
November 6 2014, 11:00 AM
The stage at the Mercury Cafe
At a table tucked in the back of one of Mercury Cafe’s many funky performance rooms, 17-year-old Ashia Ajani sits patiently, reviewing her material. Above her, strings of lights line the ceiling, and in front, a cluster of tables face a simple, but cluttered stage, decorated with a long, rustic...
November 5 2014, 10:45 AM
At the risk of sounding unsophisticated, I'll admit that when I think of composers, the European ones are usually first to come to mind. Perhaps my childhood piano lessons, during which my teacher and I discussed Bach (German), Chopin (Polish), and Beethoven (also German), overshadowed the names of...
October 30 2014, 2:30 PM
Courtesy of "Touch The Wall"
Five hundred and ninety-three days before the Olympic Trials for the 2012 London Olympics. That's when we meet then 14-year-old Missy Franklin in Touch the Wall, a documentary premiering next month at the 2014 Starz Denver Film Festival (November 12–23). We watch Missy...
October 23 2014, 1:30 PM
—Image courtesy of Mizel Arts and Culture Center
It's a mouthful of a name—which is appropriate for the seventh annual Neustadt JAAMM (Jewish Arts, Authors, Movies and Music) Fest, as it brings a mélange of cultural offerings to the Mile High City for two weeks (October 22 to November 9). In the interest of saving you a bit of...
October 17 2014, 11:00 AM