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
—Image courtesy of Daniel Sprick
Daniel Sprick's paintings aren't ones a viewer simply dabbles in. Instead, the works pull you in, until you feel like an art student studying them for a make-or-break class assignment. Perhaps it's their existence on just the other side of realism—realism that's been abstracted through the artist's...
October 16 2014, 1:00 PM
An airplane, a truck, a handful of workers, 1,000 pounds of Cascade hops, and a ticking clock: All of these ingredients are necessary for Left Hand Brewing Company to concoct its only fresh hop beer, Warrior IPA. Left Hand produces more than 30 year-round, seasonal, and limited-edition...
October 16 2014, 11:00 AM