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Sie FilmCenter DFF

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Student Shorts 4

1:30pm/90min

Student Shorts 3

4:30pm/90min

Under the Tree

7:00pm/89min

Django

9:15pm/117min

Liyana

6:00pm/77min

Quality Time

8:30pm/85min

The Room

11:45pm/99min

Keepers of the Magic

2:00pm/91min

Hondros

4:15pm/93min

Game of Death

11:15pm/73min

Winter Brothers

6:30pm/97min

And Then I Go

8:45pm/99min

Venus

2:15pm/80min

Summer 1993

4:30pm/93min

AlphaGo

6:45pm/90min

Loving Pia

9:00pm/99min

Jasper Jones

3:45pm/105min

Amy & Sophia

6:15pm/89min

Shorts 3

9:00pm/91min

Music Video Mixtape

7:00pm/86min

Amok

9:15pm/108min

True Conviction

4:15pm/84min

Thirst Street

6:30pm/83min

In Syria

8:45pm/85min

A Wedding

2:00pm/98min

Be Prepared

4:30pm/85min

What Lies Upstream

6:45pm/89min

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Sie FilmCenter DFF 1:00 PM

Shot on location in Colorado, this radical Western re-imagining of Thoreau’s eponymous classic interlaces three narratives that take place over 24 hours to consider the trappings of modern life and the unlikely heroes who dream of escape....

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UA Pavilions 1:30 PM

At 94 years old, Fred Beckey is the original “Dirtbag"—a mountaineer who abandons societal norms and material comforts in pursuit of a nomadic lifestyle. Here's the heretofore untold story of an American icon whose name evokes mystery, adulation and vitriol in climbing circles to this day....

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Sie FilmCenter DFF 1:30 PM

An exclusive selection of shorts by outstanding student filmmakers from around the world....

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UA Pavilions 1:45 PM

After the traumatizing death of her mother, a young goatherd begins to discover—and be consumed by—an ancient presence in the dark woods that surround her hut in the Austrian Alps. This eerie German period drama unfolds against stunning landscapes in the places where reality and nightmare collide....

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UA Pavilions 2:00 PM

An unwanted pregnancy and the imminent prospect of an arranged marriage are just two of the challenges that confront Zahira, a young Muslim woman trapped between family tradition and modern life. At once a subtle, sensitive coming-of-age story and a penetrating social drama based on actual events....

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Sie FilmCenter DFF 2:00 PM

This delightful documentary celebrates the art of cinematography. Exploring our fascination with moving images and providing insight into the making of some of film's most iconic moments, it honors the great masters of the craft as unsung heroes whose vision and talent appear right before our eyes....

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UA Pavilions 2:15 PM

An open casting call for an erotic film based on real-life sexual experiences takes a curious turn when 100 women show up and begin to take command of the auditioning process in this Danish documentary, by turns amusing, frank and contemplative....

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Sie FilmCenter DFF 3:30 PM

Leaning Into the Wind: Andy Goldsworthy A benefit screening for the Rocky Mountain Land Library The Rocky Mountain Land Library and RedLine invite you to a special screening of Leaning Into the Wind. Please join us for a reception before the show with refreshments, hors d'oeuvres and exciting s...

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UA Pavilions 3:45 PM

Small-town Australia: kids on bicycles, homework, cricket…and a girl gone missing. As the locals embark on a search for the missing child in this hybrid love story–murder mystery, one boy struggles to uncover the truth, protect his friends, follow his heart and take his first steps into adulthood....

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UA Pavilions 4:00 PM

A mother with advanced Parkinson's disease fights for control of her life, while her son struggles with his sexual identity amid the violence of Alberta's oil-field work camps. This tender yet heartbreaking drama follows a family's fight for survival in the face of illness, guilt and grief....

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UA Pavilions 4:00 PM

Art imitates life in this haunting tale of an actress reeling in the wake of a breakup with a married filmmaker: it's based on director Hong Sang-soo's own affair with star Kim Minhee, which caused a media frenzy in their native South Korea (and won her a Best Actress nod at this year's Berlinale)....

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UA Pavilions 4:15 PM

Jamie Meltzer's now-inspiring, now-devastating documentary follows three wrongfully convicted exonerees as they form a detective agency that investigates the cases of fellow prisoners—all while grappling with their own experiences of injustice and trying to rebuild their personal lives....

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Sie FilmCenter DFF 4:15 PM

War photographer Chris Hondros spent a decade documenting conflict around the globe—until he was killed while on assignment in 2011. Directed by his friend and colleague Greg Campbell, this eloquent documentary pays tribute to the late photojournalist's courage and compassion....

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UA Pavilions 4:30 PM

Scouts and hooligans conspire and clash at summer camp in this psychological thriller, in which Polish director Robert Glinski combines the aesthetics of home video and smartphone technology to probe the secret lives of young men as they learn how to contend with authority figures and enemies alike....

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Sie FilmCenter DFF 4:30 PM

An exclusive selection of shorts by outstanding student filmmakers from around the world....

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UA Pavilions 4:30 PM

Writer-director Carla Simón makes her feature debut with this quietly affecting family drama, set in sun-drenched rural Spain, about a young orphan girl sent to live with her aunt and uncle and struggling to overcome her loneliness and disorientation....

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Sie FilmCenter DFF 6:00 PM

The lives and extraordinary imaginations of five orphans at a storytelling workshop in Swaziland are captured in this enchanting, moving and highly acclaimed documentary from Colorado filmmakers Aaron and Amanda Kopp....

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UA Pavilions 6:15 PM

An unlikely friendship forms when two troubled girls, haunted by their past, forge a shared future by using art as an escape from the present in this magical-realist drama....

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UA Pavilions 6:30 PM

In Danish filmmaker Hlynur Pálmason's compelling, tragicomic lack-of-love story, two emotionally fraught brothers in a desolate mining town are drawn into a violent feud as workplace ostracism and romantic rivalry leads one to the brink of revenge....

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UA Pavilions 6:30 PM

While on layover in Paris, a lonely American flight attendant has a rendezvous with a seedy nightclub bartender and becomes tangled in a web of confusion, masochism & unrequited amour fou in this homage to the erotic dramas of 1970s Europe from returning fest guest Nathan Silver....

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Sie FilmCenter DFF 6:30 PM

Join Governor John W. Hickenlooper and Robert F. Smith, Founder, Chairman & CEO of Vista Equity Partners for an exciting Denver Film Festival Red Carpet premiere of a new film directed by Deon Taylor and starring Paula Patton and Omar Epps. This red carpet event will be attended by Deon Taylor wri...

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UA Pavilions 6:45 PM

Unfolding like a political thriller, this investigative documentary starts with a water-contamination crisis in West Virginia. Where it ends is anyone's guess, as it turns out that the shocking truth about our regulatory agencies' failure to protect our health goes far beyond Flint, Michigan....

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UA Pavilions 6:45 PM

The ancient Chinese game called Go is said to have more board configurations than there are atoms in the universe—making it an epic battleground for human versus artificial intelligence. This fascinating documentary invites you to a challenge match between a famed Go master and a computer program....

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UA Pavilions 7:00 PM

A package of the best music videos from the past year, featuring clips from international indie heavyweights and locals alike....

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Sie FilmCenter DFF 7:00 PM

In this pitch-black comedy of manners, Atli's wife throws him out and forbids him to see his daughter, while his parents engage in a slow-burning dispute with the neighbors. As the two stories of sleek, bleak suburbia merge, the notoriously dark worldview of Icelandic cinema comes into focus....

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Sie FilmCenter DFF 8:30 PM

Dutch director Daan Bakker's sly, strange tragicomedy about a quintet of 30-something misfits is told in five parts—all employing their own inventive visual and narrative styles to convey a sense of the dislocation, dysfunction and absurdity roiling the lives of Koen, Stefaan, Kjell, Karel and Jef....

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UA Pavilions 8:45 PM

The reality of everyday experience for a civilian in the war zone of modern-day Damascus is explored in visceral detail in this riveting slice-of-life drama, which won of the Panorama Audience Award at the 2017 Berlin Film Festival....

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UA Pavilions 8:45 PM

In this taut, sensitive portrayal of teenage alienation, bullied eighth-grader Edwin is pressured by his only friend into a plot for revenge. Hope rises when an empathetic teacher recognizes his drawing skills—but as the stresses he faces continue to mount, catastrophe seems inevitable....

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UA Pavilions 9:00 PM

With unadorned candor, this elegiac work of docufiction focuses on an elderly woman, Guittou, who cares for her 60-year-old mentally disabled daughter. When she dies, what will happen to Pia? Pia has an idea: for the first time in her life, she will find herself a man....

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UA Pavilions 9:00 PM

This period drama is set in 1939 in a village on the German-Polish border, where the residents of a tenement endure the specter of war. When a journalist on assignment embeds himself in their building, their secrets begin to surface, intertwined with a mysterious Jewish beauty named Róza....

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UA Pavilions 9:00 PM

A dark and surreal mix of late-night shorts....

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Sie FilmCenter DFF 9:00 PM

For decades, electronic-music pioneer Edgar Froese pushed the boundaries of sound with his band Tangerine Dream, experimenting with recordings of everything from heartbeats to deep space. This behind-the-scenes documentary includes found footage shot by Froese, who died in 2015....

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UA Pavilions 9:15 PM

In this graphic Polish crime thriller based on real-life events, writer Krystian Bala publishes a grisly novel that appears to contain details about an unsolved murder. Is he a psychopath, a mere celebrity hound or both? The detective with whom he's playing cat and mouse aims to find out....

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Sie FilmCenter DFF 9:15 PM

This dramatic biopic explores a remarkable year in the life of jazz virtuoso Django Reinhardt—when he defied Nazi orders and fled to the Swiss border, joining other refugees from the Holocaust. Even as his music exhilarates, his plight raises questions about artists’ moral obligation to society....

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Sie FilmCenter DFF 11:15 PM

In the middle of small-town nowhere, seven friends play a board game whose stakes are literally life or death. One part black comedy, one part teen drama and one part bloody horror flick from the Canadian creators of the namesake web series....

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Sie FilmCenter DFF 11:45 PM

Now a cult sensation, Tommy Wiseau's notorious 2003 tale of passion and betrayal has been called “the Citizen Kane of bad movies." On the eve of the release of The Disaster Artist—a feature comedy by James Franco about its making—we’re screening The Room in all its dubious glory....

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