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Curtis Hotel

McNichols Building

Sie FilmCenter

Sie FilmCenter DFF

Sie FilmCenter DFF

Sie FilmCenter DFF

UA Pavilions

UA Pavilions

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Bold Producing

2:00pm/90min

Storytellers' Workshop

4:00pm/90min

Mifune: The Last Samurai

11:15am/80min

The Cinema Travellers

1:30pm/96min

Lost in Paris

4:15pm/83min

Obit

7:00pm/93min

Growing Up Coy

2:00pm/82min

The Olive Tree

7:15pm/100min

Warehoused

11:15am/92min

Actors of Sound

1:30pm/100min

Wrestling Alligators

4:00pm/90min

Dogs

7:30pm/104min

Lovesong

2:00pm/84min

My First Highway

4:30pm/82min

Kiki, Love to Love

6:45pm/102min

Check It

4:15pm/91min

Illegitimate

6:45pm/89min

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Curtis Hotel 11:00 AM

Come mingle with filmmakers, Festival insiders and fellow movie lovers over mimosas and Bloody Marys at the Denver Film Festival Awards Brunch, a sit-down affair at The Curtis Hotel that will culminate with the announcement of this year’s award winners....

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UA Pavilions 11:15 AM

Before Mr. Lino retires from his warehouse job of 39 years, he must train young Nin on the finer points of the position. But the yawning generation gap between them appears at every turn of this absurdist Mexican dramedy....

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UA Pavilions 11:15 AM

The owner of Bang! Records, Bert Berns produced some of the 1960s’ greatest hits, including “Piece of My Heart” and “Hang on Sloopy,” and launched the careers of Van Morrison and Neil Diamond. He also did business with the mob. This entertaining documentary chronicles his uncommon life....

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Sie FilmCenter DFF 11:15 AM

ENDS THURSDAY 12/22/17....

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Sie FilmCenter DFF 11:30 AM

This endlessly enchanting experimental doc seeks an answer to the origins of Man Ray’s mysterious 1926 Basque-language film. Oskar Alegria’s fascinating investigation uncovers an incidentally connected cast of real-world Romanian princesses and immortal clowns....

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UA Pavilions 11:30 AM

Outrageous, heartbreaking and ultimately winning, Conor Horgan’s documentary reveals how Ireland’s most famous drag queen, Panti Bliss, came into being, took on her country’s homophobic establishment and helped usher in the passing of the country’s historic referendum on gay marriage....

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Sie FilmCenter DFF 1:30 PM

This tender yet unflinching documentary travels through dusty towns in India with the crews of touring cinemas, who jury-rig 35mm projectors while enticing locals into their tents with calls of “movies to touch your soul.” Their passion persists despite dwindling audiences, as most watch TV at home....

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UA Pavilions 1:30 PM

In an era of rampant digitization, Foley is the increasingly unsung craft of post-production sound-effects creation. This fascinating documentary follows its leading artists to show you how they “paint pictures with sound,” enhancing critical cinematic moments....

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Sie FilmCenter DFF 1:45 PM

Part one of a trilogy produced by T Bone Burnett, Robert Redford and Jack White, this stirring documentary brings the stories of long-forgotten folk singers from Appalachia and the Deep South—from bygone coal mines, cotton fields and gospel choirs—back to life....

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UA Pavilions 1:45 PM

In this twisted comedy, earnest yet pathetic Lenny Freeman (Jim O’Heir, Parks and Recreation) falls in with a murderous con man while en route to Vegas to try out his stand-up routine. As the body count grows, he can’t help but notice that the more people die, the more he kills—onstage....

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Sie FilmCenter DFF 2:00 PM

Meet the Mathises, a Colorado family whose four-year-old child self-identifies as a girl. When Coy is forced to use the boys’ bathroom at school, they’re spurred to take legal action. This documentary follows their struggle all the way to the Supreme Court....

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UA Pavilions 2:00 PM

ENDS THURSDAY 3/30/2017....

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UA Pavilions 2:00 PM

A collection of nonfiction stories that gives a glimpse into our diverse struggles, passions and hopes for the future....

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McNichols Building 2:00 PM

The role of the independent film producer is to champion the vision of the artist and oversee the varied intricacies of bringing that vision to life. From managing the financing and sales of a film to supporting the casting and production, a successful film cannot be made without a savvy producer....

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UA Pavilions 2:15 PM

Haiti and the Dominican Republic share a border and compete fiercely for natural resources. In 2012, a Dominican park ranger was brutally murdered by machete as he investigated illegal Haitian coal production on protected lands. This gripping doc sheds light on the complexities of the situation....

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McNichols Building 4:00 PM

Led by Diane Bell and Chris Byrne, the Sundance Award–winning team behind Obselidia, this class invites aspiring and emerging actors, writers and filmmakers to take an in-depth look at the indie-film model....

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UA Pavilions 4:00 PM

Legalized gaming on reservations has proven an effective tool for Native Americans to achieve self-sufficiency, and its instigator was longtime Seminole chairman James E. Billie. This documentary captures Billie as he deployed charm, physical bravado and grit to assert tribal sovereignty....

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UA Pavilions 4:15 PM

In 2009, three gay African-American teens started a gang to defend themselves from bullying. Today the gang called Check It is over 200 strong. This passionate documentary reveals the fabulous and fierce members of the group as they learn to channel their aggression in a more positive direction....

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Sie FilmCenter DFF 4:15 PM

OPENS Friday, July 14th exclusively at the Sie FilmCenter....

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UA Pavilions 4:30 PM

A seaside family vacation provides a deceptively placid setting for this startling drama out of Belgium, in which director Kevin Meul explores the emotional turbulence of youth and the veil that separates thrill from disaster through the consequences of a teenage boy’s fumbling attempts at romance....

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Sie FilmCenter 4:30 PM

The myriad threads of our musical tapestry—from a Hopi snake dance to a Tejana tango to a Cajun anthem—are displayed in part two of a documentary series on the American songbook produced by T Bone Burnett, Robert Redford and Jack White....

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UA Pavilions 4:45 PM

ENDS THURSDAY 2/23/2017....

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UA Pavilions 4:45 PM

Sponsored by Colorado Office of Film Television Media and Colorado Film & Video Association...

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Sie FilmCenter DFF 4:45 PM

This compelling documentary delves into the complex and mysterious life of legendary chef Jeremiah Tower, one of America’s first true culinary celebrities, who disappeared from public view when his booming restaurant empire shuttered. With interviews by Martha Stewart and Anthony Bourdain....

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Sie FilmCenter DFF 6:45 PM

Some of today’s greatest musicians come together to record on a historic, one-of-a-kind piece of equipment from the 1920s in this joyful celebration of America’s musical heritage, the final segment of a trilogy produced by T Bone Burnett, Robert Redford and Jack White....

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UA Pavilions 6:45 PM

Telling the stories of five couples as they explore their sexual desires and hangups, this erotic comedy has the air of early Almodóvar. Director Paco León has created a runaway Spanish hit by examining what it means to be “normal” in society’s eyes....

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UA Pavilions 6:45 PM

Romanian director Adrian Sitaru unearths such taboo subjects as abortion and incest in this tragicomedy. Retired doctor Victor Anghelescu lives happily with his four grown children—until a polite dinner conversation takes a dark turn toward chaos, leading us to question our own moral boundaries....

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UA Pavilions 7:00 PM

A juried competition of fresh and unique animated shorts created by talented artists from around the world. These are not your typical Saturday morning cartoons....

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Sie FilmCenter DFF 7:00 PM

Obituaries, ostensibly about death, truly celebrate lives. Inspired by the passing of an origami artist from her acclaimed debut Between the Folds, Vanessa Gould’s beautifully shot and engaging documentary follows obit writers at The New York Times as they craft their stories....

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Sie FilmCenter DFF 7:15 PM

The complicated relationships among three generations of a family take center stage in this subtle, affecting drama from Spain. Alma believes that the decision her father and uncle made to sell an heirloom olive tree destroyed her grandfather’s spirit—so she sets out to bring the tree home....

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UA Pavilions 7:15 PM

Michelle, a bright, young, legally blind woman with Asperger’s, prepares to confront “the good, the bad and the ugly” of independent living in this empowering documentary celebration of outcasts who seek to confront the “uncensored world” and discover communities that might sustain them....

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UA Pavilions 7:30 PM

A naive city dweller must confront his crime-lord grandfather’s former gang of enforcers when he inherits a remote stretch of land in this tale of societal corruption set against the barren wilds of Romania, which oozes tension in the tradition of No Country for Old Men....

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