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10am 11am noon 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm 6pm 7pm 8pm 9pm

Awards Brunch

10:00am/120min

MOFFOM Panel

1:00pm/60min

Liyana

11:00am/77min

Paris, Texas

4:00pm/145min

Quality Time

7:00pm/85min

Keepers of the Magic

11:15am/91min

Rumble Fish

1:45pm/94min

Hondros

4:30pm/93min

Django

6:45pm/117min

Winter Brothers

11:15am/97min

JonBenet's Tricycle

2:00pm/88min

Song of Granite

4:30pm/104min

Ismael's Ghosts

6:45pm/114min

Summer 1993

11:00am/93min

Holy Air

1:15pm/81min

Amy & Sophia

3:30pm/89min

Breaking the Waves

6:00pm/159min

Let the Sun Shine In

11:30am/94min

Shorts 4

1:45pm/91min

Western

4:15pm/119min

Jasper Jones

7:00pm/105min

A Memory in Khaki

11:15am/104min

A Skin So Soft

4:30pm/93min

Under the Tree

6:45pm/89min

Mr. Roosevelt

11:30am/90min

In Syria

1:45pm/85min

Easy

4:00pm/91min

Be Prepared

6:30pm/85min

Disappearance

11:00am/89min

Until the Birds Return

1:15pm/113min

Wild Roses

4:00pm/90min

The Net

6:15pm/114min

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Festival Annex 10:00 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 Festival Annex that will include the announcement of this year's award winners....

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Sie FilmCenter DFF 11:00 AM

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 11:00 AM

This taut Iranian drama takes place in Tehran over the course of one long winter's night. Sara, bleeding and in need of medical care, claims she has been raped. When treatment is refused, a nightmarish, deception-filled journey for help begins, with the 19-year-old's health increasingly at risk....

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UA Pavilions 11:00 AM

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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UA Pavilions 11:15 AM

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 11:15 AM

Syrian filmmaker Alfoz Tanjour weaves his personal narrative together with those of other Syrians to create this emotional documentary about the years of silence and terror under an oppressive state that led to the implosion of their homeland—and the start of their revolution....

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Sie FilmCenter DFF 11:15 AM

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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Sie FilmCenter DFF 11:30 AM

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 11:30 AM

From renowned French director Claire Denis comes this unconventional, moody and wistful romantic comedy starring Juliette Binoche as a recently divorced, 50-something Parisian artist looking for love in all the wrong places....

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UA Pavilions 11:30 AM

Noël Wells (Saturday Night Live, Master of None) wrote, directed and stars in this charming comedy about an aspiring comic who can't quite make it in Hollywood. Receiving news of a death in the family, Emily rushes back to Texas to find her ex-boyfriend—and everything else—has changed....

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Festival Annex 1:00 PM

With the generous support of John Caulkins, the Denver Film Society's Music On Film–Film On Music Documentary Fund (MOFFOM) helps documentary filmmakers defray music-related production expenses. This panel discussion will explore how to make the most of music in a documentary film....

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UA Pavilions 1:15 PM

In this Israeli comedy, Adam is a failure as an entrepreneur. But for his family's sake, he gives it one more go—and the “holy air” he sells to Nazareth's tourists takes off. With everyone from mobsters to politicos on the take, however, he must now decide whether success is just a lot of hot air....

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UA Pavilions 1:15 PM

Algeria’s past and present collide in the lives of a beleaguered property developer, an ambitious neurologist plagued by wartime secrets and a young woman torn between destiny and desire in this character-driven drama, which offers a compelling glimpse into the soul of a contemporary Arab society....

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Sie FilmCenter DFF 1:30 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 1:45 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 1:45 PM

These stories from around the world reveal the extraordinary in the mundane....

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Sie FilmCenter DFF 1:45 PM

Francis Ford Coppola's self-styled 1983 "art film for teenagers" is an intimate tale of estrangement and reconciliation between two rebellious brothers set in a dreamlike, timeless Tulsa, Oklahoma, and distinguished by haunting black-and-white visuals. Matt Dillon, Mickey Rourke and Diane Lane star....

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Sie FilmCenter DFF 2:00 PM

Writer Jane Wodening's 30-year marriage to, and creative collaboration with, the late filmmaker Stan Brakhage produced some of the most beautiful and poetic “home movies” ever made. Wodening will present three of these films and discuss her recent book, Brakhage’s Childhood....

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UA Pavilions 2:00 PM

In this brave documentary, filmmaker Travis Wilkerson returns to his Alabama home to turn the camera on his own family's darkest secrets. Decades ago, his great-grandfather killed an African-American man but was never charged, due not least to a culture of racism that persists today....

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UA Pavilions 2:00 PM

Denverite Andrew Novick, an obsessive collector, reveals some of his strangest acquisitions—including JonBenet Ramsey's tricycle—in this quirky documentary, which investigates the human urge to possess what we value and the impact that pop culture and the media have on our experience of tragedy....

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UA Pavilions 3:30 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 4:00 PM

While her husband is working abroad, Ewa secretly gives birth to a baby she then puts up for adoption in this unsparing drama about a woman trapped by circumstances and her own web of deceit, by which director Anna Jadowska explores the expectations placed on women in Polish society today....

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Sie FilmCenter DFF 4:00 PM

Penned by Sam Shepard and directed by Wim Wenders, this breathtaking, heartbreaking 1984 classic (which first appeared at DFF7) stars Harry Dean Stanton as Travis, a drifter who has lost everything he loves; lacking the wherewithal to reclaim it, he nonetheless seeks the road to redemption....

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UA Pavilions 4:00 PM

An obese, depressed recluse who lives with his mother faces a Sisyphean task when he’s cajoled by his brother, the golden child of the family, to transport a coffin from Italy to Ukraine. Along the way, he finds he has a connection with the corpse—and a reason to live—in this Italian black comedy....

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UA Pavilions 4:15 PM

This slow-burning thriller follows a crew of German construction workers building a hydroelectric plant in rural Bulgaria, where tensions mount when they start mixing with the locals. In the rising tide of xenophobia, can they learn to trust one another—or is the stage being set for a showdown?...

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Sie FilmCenter DFF 4:30 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

Immerse yourself in the beauty of Irish folk music with this graceful biopic, which examines the life of legendary 20th-century singer Joe Heaney even as it paints a thoughtful portrait of The Emerald Isle itself, celebrating its culture and its artists....

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UA Pavilions 4:30 PM

Exploring the tensions between strength and vulnerability, Canadian director Denis Côté (Bestiaire, DFF35; Vic + Flo Saw a Bear, DFF36) returns to Denver with this day-in-the-life portrait of six male bodybuilders consumed by their passion: overcoming the limits of the human body....

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Sie FilmCenter DFF 4:45 PM

After a stroke rendered him mute and almost totally paralyzed in 1995, magazine editor Jean-Dominique Bauby composed his memoirs—which he dictated by blinking his left eye. Mathieu Amalric stars in Julian Schnabel’s acclaimed, heart-rending and inspiring adaptation of Bauby's autobiography....

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UA Pavilions 6:00 PM

Danish auteur Lars von Trier's 1996 masterpiece stars Emily Watson as a deeply religious naïf who believes she's doing God's work through sex—a view not shared by her pious community. This devastating exploration of faith and sacrifice is also one of the most remarkable love stories you'll ever see....

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UA Pavilions 6:15 PM

Kim Ki-duk's dramatic morality tale lays bare the corruption and paranoia on both sides of the Korean border. When a poor North Korean fisherman drifts into southern waters, he is accused of spying. After a harsh interrogation, he returns home—only to find he must prove his innocence all over again....

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UA Pavilions 6:30 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 6:45 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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UA Pavilions 6:45 PM

Mathieu Amalric, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Marion Cotillard star in this meta–romantic thriller from France about a filmmaker caught in a triangle between his current love and a woman from his past—who happens to have been presumed dead for 20 years....

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UA Pavilions 6:45 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 7:00 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 7:00 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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