The festival runs from November 2-13 and will feature over 200 film screenings, virtual reality programs, panels and more.
DENVER — The 45th Denver Film Festival is now underway!
Moviegoers can choose from more than 200 film screenings at this year’s event. Through Nov. 13, programming includes red carpet presentations, feature film screenings, documentaries, shorts, music videos, and episodic content. Not to mention immersive/virtual reality programming, events, panels, parties and industry guests. Festivities will take place across the city at venues including the Sie FilmCenter, Ellie Caulkins Opera House, Denver Botanical Gardens, AMC 9+CO 10 and Tattered Cover East Colfax.
Upcoming red carpet presentations include a documentary by Al Sharpton Big mouth (November 10) directed by Josh Alexander and director Sarah Polley women who talk closing on November 12.
Special presentations include some notable names and some international films as well. Inspired by director Elegance Bratton’s own story, inspection (November 9) is about a young gay black man with limited options for his future who decides to join the Marines. The whale (November 12) by Darren Aronofsky centers on the story of a reclusive English teacher living with severe obesity trying to reconnect with his estranged teenage daughter for one last chance at redemption.
International film selections include Hunt (November 11) from South Korea, Living (November 8) from the United Kingdom, and A nice morning (November 13) from France.
A notable film featuring big names includes The son (6 Nov) directed by Oscar-winning director Florian Zeller (The father) and with Hugh Jackman, Vanessa Kirby and Laura Dern.
Documentary fans will want to check out All the beauty and bloodshed (Nov. 5) by Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker Laura Poitras. It chronicles the life and work of famed artist Nan Goldin, as well as her protests against OxyContin manufacturer Purdue Pharma.
Movies that are more Colorado-centric include This is [Not] Who we are (November 7/11) by Beret E. Strong and Katrina Miller featuring a CU Boulder student’s experiences while living in Boulder and most centered on Denver Jhe holly (6/10 November) directed by Julian Rubinstein. Those interested in music might be interested in a documentary titled When the music stops (Nov 7/10) exploring the impact of COVID on Colorado’s music industry. If you really want to get out of your comfort zone, Geoff Marslett Quantum Cowboys (Nov. 5/6) might interest you.
Apart from all film screenings, there will be numerous talks, panels, Q&A sessions with filmmakers/actors, as well as opportunities to see short films by students in various categories (animation, theater, international , etc.).
People can buy tickets and see the full lineup of film screenings on the Denver Film Festival website.
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