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Friday, November 4, 2016

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Venue

Ellie Caulkins Opera House

Great Divide Brewing

McNichols Building

Sie FilmCenter DFF

Sie FilmCenter DFF

Sie FilmCenter DFF

UA Pavilions

UA Pavilions

UA Pavilions

UA Pavilions

UA Pavilions

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DFF 39 Centerpiece: Lion

8:00pm/118min

The Last Family

6:15pm/124min

Lily Lane

9:30pm/91min

SOLITARY

2:00pm/80min

Things to Come

4:15pm/102min

Folk Hero & Funny Guy

6:45pm/88min

The Salesman

9:15pm/125min

We Are the Flesh

Midnight/79min

Lupe Under the Sun

1:30pm/78min

The Shepherd

6:30pm/105min

Another Evil

9:00pm/90min

Visitor's Day

4:15pm/75min

The Nine

6:30pm/98min

Ma (2016)

9:15pm/80min

California Typewriter

3:45pm/105min

Zoology

6:15pm/83min

Donald Cried

8:30pm/85min

The Mad Kings

4:00pm/105min

The Ornithologist

6:30pm/117min

Katie Says Goodbye

9:15pm/88min

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Sie FilmCenter DFF 1:30 PM

Set in California’s sun-drenched Central Valley and inspired by the story of writer-director Rodrigo Reyes’s own grandfather, this poetic yet realistic portrait of a Mexican farmworker whose life is falling apart sheds a timely light on the lonely struggles of immigrants caught between two worlds....

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Sie FilmCenter DFF 2:00 PM

For this insightful portrait of life in solitary confinement, documentarian Kristi Jacobson filmed prisoners, corrections officers and psychiatrists at a Virginia supermax over the course of one year. Tight camera angles and high-contrast photography emphasize the inmates’ despair and anger....

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Sie FilmCenter DFF 3:45 PM

The First Look Student Film Section is an exclusive selection of shorts by outstanding student filmmakers from around the world....

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UA Pavilions 3:45 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 3:45 PM

Featuring interviews with Tom Hanks, John Mayer, Sam Shepard and others, this impassioned and thought-provoking documentary considers the meaningful place that outmoded—but still perfectly functional—machines like typewriters can and should hold in an increasingly digitized and dehumanize world....

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Sie FilmCenter DFF 4:00 PM

This enlightening documentary seeks to explain the influence legendary auteur Jirí Menzel’s unique comedic style has had on Czech culture—not to mention many of his filmmaking contemporaries. Menzel is best known stateside for the Oscar-winning New Wave classic Closely Watched Trains....

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UA Pavilions 4:00 PM

A small French village is upended when Jeannot returns home from jail to find the love of his life, Chantal, shacked up with the town butcher. Jealousy fueled by alcohol sets the stage for this updated Greek tragedy, where men act like kings—until their hubris begets their downfall....

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Sie FilmCenter DFF 4:15 PM

ENDS THURSDAY 12/29/2017....

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UA Pavilions 4:15 PM

This inspiring documentary follows Juan Carlos, a teenager who has gone from the streets to IPODERAC—a unique boys’ home in Mexico that offers its residents structure for the first time in their lives as they receive therapy and form a strong brotherhood, all while learning to make goat cheese....

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McNichols Building 5:00 PM

So you have successfully completed your film. How do you bring it to market and secure distribution? A savvy marketing and PR plan is essential to the life of any independent film. Join publicist Adam Kersh and filmmaker Mike Ott for an in-depth conversation about their careers....

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Sie FilmCenter DFF 6:15 PM

Exquisitely shot in two Soviet bloc–style apartment buildings and shot through with flashes of wicked humor, this unsettling biopic explores the art of Polish surrealist Zdzislaw Beksinski as well as his relationship with his anxiety-ridden son. The script was based on the painter’s own recordings....

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UA Pavilions 6:15 PM

Natasha, a middle-aged zoo employee bullied by her co-workers, suddenly finds she’s growing a tail. With her new appendage, she meets Pytor, a young radiologist who takes a special interest in her. Will she finally get the exciting life she desires in this fabulistic dramedy?...

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UA Pavilions 6:30 PM

In her first documentary, photographer Katy Grannan reveals a ravaged America through her portraits of sex worker Kiki and her damaged companions, who live in the modern-day purgatory of Modesto. Grannan’s luminous visuals highlight this microcosmic study of human aspiration and resilience....

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Sie FilmCenter DFF 6:30 PM

In this timely story of one man’s struggle to preserve his traditions in a rapidly changing world, Anslemo’s quiet life on the Spanish plains is turned upside down when he’s confronted by developers who will go to any lengths to take over his land....

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UA Pavilions 6:30 PM

A moment’s inadvertence pitches an adventuresome birdwatcher into a series of bizarre (and sometimes blackly humorous) encounters. As he struggles against lust, loneliness, danger and despair, a contemporary tale of redemption unfolds, steeped in the iconography of medieval pilgrimage....

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UA Pavilions 6:45 PM

Hanna Sköld combines animation and live action to tell the deeply disturbing, fairy tale–like story of young Eini, who lives with her controlling father in the woods—where her only means of escape is concocting a fantasy world in which she tries to make sense of her family’s dark history....

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Sie FilmCenter DFF 6:45 PM

OPENS Friday, May 12th exclusively at the Sie FilmCenter....

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UA Pavilions 6:45 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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Ellie Caulkins Opera House 8:00 PM

Separated from his family at age five, Saroo has survived on the streets of India, found love with his adoptive parents in Australia—and now, 25 years later, he’s setting out anew. Armed only with unwavering determination and Google Earth, he embarks on a quest for the ages: going home again....

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UA Pavilions 8:30 PM

ENDS THURSDAY 3/23/2017....

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UA Pavilions 9:00 PM

When wandering 20-something Ana returns to her hometown of Strasbourg to find her grandmother ill, she settles down to try to help around the house while rekindling old flames—and lighting new ones. A dreamy portrait of a young woman gaining the courage to navigate adulthood....

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Sie FilmCenter DFF 9:00 PM

When Dan and Mary discover their vacation home is haunted, Dan hires an exorcist. But after a week of booze-fueled ghost hunting with his increasingly unhinged spirit whisperer, Dan discovers that ridding his house of evil won’t be as easy as he had hoped in this darkly comic horror flick....

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UA Pavilions 9:00 PM

Pavel and Ka a are obsessed with illegally mining the semiprecious stone green moldovite in South Bohemia. With all the action of a vintage-era Western (police run-ins, mine collapses, brawls), this Czech drama gives viewers a glimpse into a singular subculture....

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UA Pavilions 9:15 PM

This equally heartfelt and harrowing character study features a riveting central performance by Olivia Cooke (Me and Earle and the Dying Girl) as a truck-stop waitress whose plans to escape to the big city are derailed by small-town treachery....

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Sie FilmCenter DFF 9:15 PM

WINNER! Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. LIMITED SCREENINGS ONLY!...

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UA Pavilions 9:15 PM

Two Screenings Only! Friday & Saturday, February 17th at 18th at 7pm...

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Sie FilmCenter DFF 9:30 PM

Featuring creepy, often stunning camerawork and startling sound effects, this unsettling Hungarian drama meanders—much like a fairy tale—through a darkling world, as unstable, childlike Rebeka takes her young son Dani on journeys around Budapest telling stories....

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Great Divide Brewing 9:30 PM

The Reel Social Club (RSC) is the Denver Film Society’s young professionals’ group, aimed at fostering the next generation of cinema lovers. Purchase your tickets to the annual Denver Film Festival RSC Party! Located this year at The Bottling Hall at Great Divide Brewing Co., which includes compli...

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Sie FilmCenter DFF 11:55 PM

ENDS THURSDAY 1/26/2017....

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