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Ellie Caulkins Opera House

Festival Annex

Festival Annex

Festival Annex

Invisible City

Sie FilmCenter DFF

Sie FilmCenter DFF

Sie FilmCenter DFF

UA Pavilions

UA Pavilions

UA Pavilions

UA Pavilions

UA Pavilions

UA Pavilions

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Fire Escape

1:00pm/60min

Fire Escape

4:30pm/60min
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Fire Escape

7:30pm/60min
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Terminal 3

4:15pm/30min

Terminal 3

4:45pm/30min

Terminal 3

5:15pm/30min

Terminal 3

5:45pm/30min

Terminal 3

6:15pm/30min

Terminal 3

6:45pm/30min

Terminal 3

7:15pm/30min

Terminal 3

7:45pm/30min

Terminal 3

8:15pm/30min

Caniba

6:30pm/91min
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Cold War

8:45pm/90min

Maria By Callas

4:00pm/113min
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Dior and I

7:00pm/90min

Cam

9:45pm/94min
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United Skates

4:15pm/89min
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Perfect

9:45pm/85min
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The Wolf House

Midnight/74min
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Mr. SOUL!

1:00pm/115min
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Pity

3:45pm/99min
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Back Home

8:45pm/106min
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Netizens

2:00pm/96min
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Dog

7:00pm/90min
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UA Pavilions 1:00 PM

In the post–civil rights era, the public-television variety show SOUL! celebrated black literature, music, and politics. Its host and producer, Ellis Haizlip, had his own story to tell. This intimate portrait of a charismatic soul also captures a critical moment in our cultural evolution....

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Festival Annex 1:00 PM

It’s impossible not to think of Hitchcock’s classic Rear Window during the opening moments of this sleekly rendered, interactive thriller....

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UA Pavilions 1:30 PM

Meet the real-life oddball whose story inspired the 2014 black comedy Frank. Over the course of two decades, almost-famous musician-turned-provocateur in papier-mâché head Chris Sievey lost himself in the very performance art that garnered him a cult following. This is his tragicomic truth....

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UA Pavilions 1:30 PM

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UA Pavilions 1:45 PM

The American Dream has been outsourced to Shenzhen, China, and a washed-up tech entrepreneur is there to live it, by hook or by crook—probably both—in this mesmerizingly off-kilter slice of cinéma vérité from John Maringouin (Running Stumbled, DFF29; Big River Man, DFF32)....

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UA Pavilions 2:00 PM

This punch-packing documentary delves into the experiences of three women whose lives have been transformed by online harassment—including Gamergate target Anita Sarkeesian—and the courageous battle they’re waging to show the Internet just what “social-justice warrior” really means....

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UA Pavilions 3:45 PM

The protagonist of this black-as-tar comedy from Greece is a man who feels happy only when he is unhappy—a man with a need for pity so bottomless that he’s willing to do anything to elicit it from others. Such is the absurd life of the Lawyer, for whom the world is not quite cruel enough....

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UA Pavilions 3:45 PM

Take a wild ride with the antihero of this thriller, based on a true story, about Attila Ambrus—a pro hockey player in Budapest who lived a double life as “the Robin Hood of the Eastern Bloc,” holding up some 29 banks in six years and garnering the adoration of the Hungarian public in the process....

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Sie FilmCenter DFF 3:45 PM

Filmmakers in attendance for all screenings....

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Sie FilmCenter DFF 4:00 PM

Through never-before-seen video footage, audio recordings, and other archival material, legendary opera singer Maria Callas tells her story in her own words—decades after her death. This transcendent portrait also captures Marilyn Monroe, Grace Kelly, Liz Taylor, and other leading lights of her era....

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UA Pavilions 4:00 PM

This gorgeous National Geographic documentary follows a scientific expedition in search of the source of Botswana’s Okavango Delta. During the four-month journey, the team encounters marauding hippos, peat bogs, minefields, and devastating bushfires that threaten the Delta's survival....

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UA Pavilions 4:00 PM

This gripping documentary investigates the notorious 2012 rape case that brought the entire town of Steubenville, Ohio, to a standstill from which it has yet to emerge. Who protected—or failed to protect—whom and why? On that question, there’s more than enough heartbreaking blame to go around....

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UA Pavilions 4:15 PM

Wendy McColm directs and stars in this poignant dark comedy about six misfits in desperate search of connection, including a would-be Instagram star, a stand-up with stage fright, a struggling self-help guru, and a Russian pseudo-cowboy obsessed with Jeff Goldblum....

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Sie FilmCenter DFF 4:15 PM

One by one, the lights are dimming on the last remaining roller rinks in the United States—leaving a community of thousands in the dark. This documentary, by turns pumped-up and poignant, pulls you onto the floor to see—and into the struggle to save—what’s left of African-American skating culture....

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Festival Annex 4:15 PM

Terminal 3 is an interactive documentary that explores contemporary Muslim identities in the U.S. through the lens of an airport interrogation. Put on the Microsoft HoloLens and step into the shoes of a border-control agent to determine the fate of the hologram before you, using your own voic...

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Festival Annex 4:30 PM

It’s impossible not to think of Hitchcock’s classic Rear Window during the opening moments of this sleekly rendered, interactive thriller....

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UA Pavilions 4:30 PM

On assignment to scour bargain-bin vinyl for a Late Night with David Letterman segment, comedy writer Steve Young discovered a long-lost genre: the corporate musical. His fanboy obsession unfolds in this rollicking documentary with appearances by Letterman, Martin Short, and Jello Biafra....

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Festival Annex 4:45 PM

Terminal 3 is an interactive documentary that explores contemporary Muslim identities in the U.S. through the lens of an airport interrogation. Put on the Microsoft HoloLens and step into the shoes of a border-control agent to determine the fate of the hologram before you, using your own voic...

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Festival Annex 5:15 PM

Terminal 3 is an interactive documentary that explores contemporary Muslim identities in the U.S. through the lens of an airport interrogation. Put on the Microsoft HoloLens and step into the shoes of a border-control agent to determine the fate of the hologram before you, using your own voic...

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Festival Annex 5:45 PM

Terminal 3 is an interactive documentary that explores contemporary Muslim identities in the U.S. through the lens of an airport interrogation. Put on the Microsoft HoloLens and step into the shoes of a border-control agent to determine the fate of the hologram before you, using your own voic...

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Festival Annex 6:00 PM

Blockchain: a word most of us are vaguely familiar with yet embarrassed to admit we don’t know the meaning of—much less understand how it applies to our everyday lives. Is Blockchain bitcoin? Is it a video game or new app? What does it block? Can it be used to buy and sell things?...

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Ellie Caulkins Opera House 6:00 PM

Based on a true story, this buddy comedy starring Bryan Cranston, Kevin Hart and Nicole Kidman chronicles the friendship between Phillip, a Park Avenue billionaire left paralyzed after a hang-gliding accident, and ex-con Dell, in need of a job and a fresh start....

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UA Pavilions 6:15 PM

Over the span of eight years, this lyrical documentary follows three adolescent males in the California desert, the West Virginia woods, and the sugarcane fields of Florida, respectively, as they seek to discover what it means to be a boy, a man, and a human being in present-day America....

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Festival Annex 6:15 PM

Terminal 3 is an interactive documentary that explores contemporary Muslim identities in the U.S. through the lens of an airport interrogation. Put on the Microsoft HoloLens and step into the shoes of a border-control agent to determine the fate of the hologram before you, using your own voic...

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UA Pavilions 6:30 PM

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UA Pavilions 6:30 PM

From smartphones and touchscreens to e-commerce and emojis, the geniuses of General Magic invented it all. The only problem? They did it before most of us even knew what the Internet was. This fascinating documentary takes you behind the scenes of the world’s most successful failed company....

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Sie FilmCenter DFF 6:30 PM

Issei Sagawa murdered and cannibalized a woman in 1981, yet he’s been a free man for 32 years. Now old and infirm, he’s cared for by his brother Jun. This relentlessly close-up documentary reveals the nuances of their relationship—by turns competitive, deeply loving, resentful, and oddly paternal....

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Sir
UA Pavilions 6:45 PM

Widowed domestic worker Ratna inhabits a tiny room in her employer’s home in Mumbai. Despite her growing—and mutual—attraction to heir Ashwin, both know the barriers between them are insurmountable in this tale of forbidden romance from India....

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Festival Annex 6:45 PM

Terminal 3 is an interactive documentary that explores contemporary Muslim identities in the U.S. through the lens of an airport interrogation. Put on the Microsoft HoloLens and step into the shoes of a border-control agent to determine the fate of the hologram before you, using your own voic...

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Sie FilmCenter DFF 7:00 PM

Get an exclusive look inside the high-pressure world of fashion circa 2013 as then-artistic director for Christian Dior, Raf Simons, creates his first haute couture collection for the iconic fashion house—with the considerable help of the seamstresses who realize his vision down to the last detail....

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Dog
UA Pavilions 7:00 PM

In this sharp-fanged French/Belgian tragicomedy, Jacques is stripped of everything: his job, his family, his home, and his new pet. Having already paid for training sessions and at a loss for answers, he decides to attend them himself—as the dog. You can’t help but sympathize as you squirm....

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Sie FilmCenter DFF 7:15 PM

In what he calls a “deliberately simple story,” Sam Boyd’s debut rom-com examines 20-something love over the course of a Los Angeles summer, as two couples experience all the angst, insecurity, humor, and frustration of being in a relationship. Emma Roberts and Dree Hemingway co-star....

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Festival Annex 7:15 PM

Terminal 3 is an interactive documentary that explores contemporary Muslim identities in the U.S. through the lens of an airport interrogation. Put on the Microsoft HoloLens and step into the shoes of a border-control agent to determine the fate of the hologram before you, using your own voic...

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Festival Annex 7:30 PM

It’s impossible not to think of Hitchcock’s classic Rear Window during the opening moments of this sleekly rendered, interactive thriller....

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Festival Annex 7:45 PM

Terminal 3 is an interactive documentary that explores contemporary Muslim identities in the U.S. through the lens of an airport interrogation. Put on the Microsoft HoloLens and step into the shoes of a border-control agent to determine the fate of the hologram before you, using your own voic...

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Festival Annex 8:15 PM

Terminal 3 is an interactive documentary that explores contemporary Muslim identities in the U.S. through the lens of an airport interrogation. Put on the Microsoft HoloLens and step into the shoes of a border-control agent to determine the fate of the hologram before you, using your own voic...

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Sie FilmCenter DFF 8:45 PM

Wiktor and Zula meet amid the post-war ruins of Poland, Berlin, Yugoslavia, and Paris in this lush romantic drama filmed entirely in black and white. Complicated by politics, their own character flaws, and tragic twists of fate, theirs is an impossible love story for impossible times....

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UA Pavilions 8:45 PM

20-year-old Urszula has managed to escape from her pimp and return, beaten and bruised, to her home. But everyone in her conservative community—including her parents, siblings, and priest—seem determined to punish her sins both real and imagined in this grim study of a pious Polish town....

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UA Pavilions 9:00 PM

As much a poignant ode to community as it is a thrill ride, this documentary portrait of a small-town stock-car racetrack—and the blue-collar drivers who’ve formed a family there—also examines the impact of real-estate development on the lives we struggle to build beyond its reach....

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Invisible City 9:00 PM

Come party with the The Reel Social Club (RSC), the Denver Film Society’s branded program for young professionals, aimed at fostering the next generation of cinema lovers....

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UA Pavilions 9:15 PM

This engrossing exposé of child slavery hinges on a team of social workers in Ghana, whose efforts to rescue and rehabilitate young boys caught (sometimes literally) in the net of the Lake Volta fishing industry unfold as a disquisition on bravery, resilience, and the meaning of family....

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UA Pavilions 9:15 PM

Randall has got it rough in this South African thriller inspired by Rear Window: The recently crippled small-time criminal is confined to a wheelchair in his Cape Town apartment, and the violent loan shark he owes knows it. A pair of binoculars may prove to be his salvation—or his undoing....

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UA Pavilions 9:30 PM

A dashing Iranian man proves willing to use all the tools at his disposal to secure permanent residence in Denmark. As his visa nears expiration, he desperately searches for a Danish wife in this intense and chilling drama....

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Ellie Caulkins Opera House 9:30 PM

Julia Roberts and Lucas Hedges star with Courtney B. Vance in this emotionally complex, character-driven drama about a day in the life of a family surprised on Christmas Eve by the return from rehab of their 19-year-old son, an addict whose past—if it is past—continues to haunt them all....

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UA Pavilions 9:30 PM

Director Kelly Sears of Applied Pressure and Director Joshua Wilmott and producer Rachel Walker of Come On Mandy will be in attendance for screenings....

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Sie FilmCenter DFF 9:45 PM

A young man with a violent past enters a mysterious clinic where he's given the chance to transform himself, body and mind, via surgical implants. But they come at a great cost in this artsy sci-fi horror co-exec-produced by Steven Soderbergh, with music by Flying Lotus....

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Cam
Sie FilmCenter DFF 9:45 PM

In this psychological thriller set in the world of Web porn, ambitious camgirl Alice (The Handmaid’s Tale's Madeline Brewer) discovers she has a doppelgänger with similar ambitions—to replace Alice in her own life. A meditation on identity in the social-media age, penned by a former camgirl....

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Sie FilmCenter DFF 11:55 PM

A quartet of friends heads to a remote desert retreat for the weekend, where they’re startled by a late-night knock at the door. The choice they make next sets the scene for the rest of this intense (and gory) thriller, in which no one is quite who they appear to be....

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Sie FilmCenter DFF 11:55 PM

Banished from her home and pursued by a wolf, Maria finds shelter and relief in a home inhabited by pigs—but events quickly take a twisted turn in this Chilean fable made wondrous through stop-action animation, painstakingly crafted with paper, paint, tape, and other objects come to life....

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