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Friday, November 3, 2017

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Ellie Caulkins Opera House

Festival Annex

Sie FilmCenter DFF

Sie FilmCenter DFF

Sie FilmCenter DFF

The Living Room

UA Pavilions

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Student Shorts 1

3:45pm/89min

November

9:00pm/115min

Last Flag Flying

4:00pm/124min

Housewife

9:30pm/82min

Golden Exits

4:15pm/94min

Have a Nice Day

9:15pm/77min

Reel Social Club Party

10:00pm/90min

The Experimental City

4:00pm/95min

Moving Parts

6:45pm/77min

No Man's Land

9:00pm/81min

The New Fire

4:30pm/84min

Parents

7:00pm/86min

Bernard and Huey

9:15pm/91min

Strad Style

4:00pm/104min

Shorts 5

6:45pm/93min

Thelma

9:30pm/116min

Bad Lucky Goat

4:30pm/76min

Dragonfly Eyes

6:30pm/81min

Infinity Baby

4:30pm/80min

The Last Animals

6:45pm/96min

The Road Movie

4:00pm/84min

California Dreams

6:15pm/83min

Mr. Roosevelt

8:30pm/90min

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Sie FilmCenter DFF 3:45 PM

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

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Sie FilmCenter DFF 4:00 PM

Thirty years after their tour of Vietnam, three vets—Steve Carell as "Doc," Bryan Cranston and Laurence Fishburne—reunite for a new mission: to bury Doc’s son, a Marine killed in Iraq. Along the way, they wrestle with the impact war has had on their lives in Richard Linklater’s poignant road movie....

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UA Pavilions 4:00 PM

Meet Danny Houck—a down-on-his-luck, Stradivarius-obsessed recluse in rural Ohio who has somehow convinced a famous concert violinist that he can make a copy of one of the world's rarest, most valuable violins. A hilariously poignant and suspenseful documentary about the true meaning of chutzpah....

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UA Pavilions 4:00 PM

Uncategorizable, unbelievable and unforgettable, this documentary compilation of dash-cam video footage captures a rainbow of spectacles just beyond the windshields of Russian motorists—including a comet crashing down to earth, an epic forest fire and no shortage of road-rage incidents....

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UA Pavilions 4:00 PM

A visionary who predicted climate change, Dr. Athelston Spilhaus dreamed of building a domed metropolis free of waste and pollution in the 1970s. What happened to his revolutionary plan? With a wealth of archival materials, Chad Freidrichs documents one man’s extraordinary quest to save the planet....

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Sie FilmCenter DFF 4:15 PM

With a sharp ensemble cast including Emily Browning, Mary-Louise Parker, Jason Schwartzman, Chloë Sevigny and the Beastie Boys’ Adam Horovitz, writer-director Alex Ross Perry (The Color Wheel, SDFF34) plumbs the depths of modern domestic despair in all its dark comedy....

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UA Pavilions 4:30 PM

Starring Martin Starr, Nick Offerman, Megan Mullally, Kieran Culkin and Kevin Corrigan, this aburdist send-up of contemporary life from director Bob Byington involves babies who don't age, adults who won't grow up and countless mini-comedies of errors....

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UA Pavilions 4:30 PM

When they accidentally run over a goat and wreck their parents' truck, bickering siblings Corn and Rita spend the next 24 hours attempting to barter and bluff their way out of trouble. An unhurried, charmingly offbeat comedy of errors set against a ramshackle but music-filled Caribbean backdrop....

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UA Pavilions 4:30 PM

The good news: there's a new solution to global warming. The bad news: it's equally catastrophic. Or is it? In this provocative documentary, David Schumacher shows how young engineers are fighting climate change with the weapon of nuclear power—while fighting fears of the weapon itself....

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Festival Annex 5:30 PM

Over the past decade, the meanings and modes of “content” have changed dramatically. This panel will explore its creation, context and future in the forms of virtual and augmented reality, video, audio, television, film and more....

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UA Pavilions 6:15 PM

DFF regular Mike Ott's latest genre-bender follows five real people in rural California striving—more or less—to realize their dreams of Hollywood stardom. As with many of his films (e.g. DFF39's co-directed Actor Martinez), the vérité result is hypnotic, funny and agonizing by turns....

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UA Pavilions 6:30 PM

Constructed entirely of found footage from closed-circuit surveillance cameras, Chinese visual artist Xu Bing’s ambitious and spellbinding feature drama serves as a commentary on identity in the digital age while following an ill-fated romance through a faceless and frightening urban environment....

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Sie FilmCenter DFF 6:30 PM

Each June, SeriesFest showcases the best and boldest pilots in episodic storytelling from around the world. Join us for an exclusive screening of the award-winning independent pilots from SeriesFest Season 3: Up North, Giving Up and According to My Mother. ...

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UA Pavilions 6:45 PM

This haunting documentary from war photographer–turned–director Kate Brooks follows the conservationists, scientists and activists on the front lines of the battle against poachers and traffickers to save elephants and rhinos from the edge of extinction....

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UA Pavilions 6:45 PM

A juried competition of 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 6:45 PM

In this forceful tribute to community self-defense, Guardian Angels founder Curtis Sliwa vividly narrates his remarkable escapades as a vigilante in the crime-ridden New York City of the '70s and '80s, touching on everything from the crack epidemic to his own attempted assassination....

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UA Pavilions 6:45 PM

In this unique personal drama of human trafficking—written and directed by Boulder native Emilie Upczak—Zhenzhen follows her brother to Trinidad and Tobago with the help of a smuggler. When her new restaurant job proves dangerous, a local art-gallery owner helps her fight to secure her future....

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UA Pavilions 7:00 PM

This Danish dramatic comedy with elements of magical realism addresses the challenges of an empty nest. When their son leaves home, Kjeld and Vibeke try to renew their passion by moving into the flat they shared as students 30 years earlier—only to find themselves literally traveling back in time....

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Sie FilmCenter DFF 7:00 PM

Olivia Cooke and Anya Taylor-Joy (The Witch) co-star as troubled teens who hire the late Anton Yelchin to take care of their problems in this blackly comic thriller from first-time feature filmmaker Cory Finley, which Indiewire calls "American Psycho meets Heathers."...

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Festival Annex 8:00 PM

Despite the shift in cinema toward digital technologies, opportunities remain for moving-image artists to reinvent the ways we think about analog film. Join local nonprofit Process Reversal for a discussion of its enduring popularity, accessibility and importance as a creative and archival medium....

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Ellie Caulkins Opera House 8:00 PM

Adapted from Francine Prose’s acclaimed novel Blue Angel, this biting morality play about lust, ambition and the allure of scandal stars Stanley Tucci as a professor caught in a midlife crisis, a love triangle and a serious ethical dilemma all at the same time. Kyra Sedgwick co-stars....

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UA Pavilions 8:30 PM

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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UA Pavilions 8:45 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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UA Pavilions 9:00 PM

Filmmaker David Byars had remarkable access to the protesters occupying Oregon's Malheur National Wildlife Refuge during their 2016 armed standoff with the feds in 2016. This gripping documentary views the insurrection from the inside as it examines what draws Americans to the edge of revolution....

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Sie FilmCenter DFF 9:00 PM

In this wildly original fantasy set in 19th-century Estonia, peasant girl Liina longs for village boy Hans. But Hans is infatuated by a visiting German baroness. So winning his love won't be easy—especially in these dark, harsh surroundings, where werewolves, witches and the devil himself roam....

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UA Pavilions 9:15 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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Sie FilmCenter DFF 9:15 PM

Sardonic, unhurried and quietly absurdist, this animated neo-noir set in southern China doubles as a critique of contemporary consumer culture. Director Liu Jian creates a darkly beautiful backdrop for a mob caper that evokes Blade Runner, The Godfather and the works of Tarantino by turns....

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UA Pavilions 9:15 PM

An old screenplay by legendary cartoonist and author Jules Feiffer has been resurrected for this astute comedy about two old friends who reconnect only to attempt to seduce the women in one another's lives. Starring Jim Rash (Community) and David Koechner (Anchorman)....

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Sie FilmCenter DFF 9:30 PM

Years after witnessing her mother kill her father and sister, Holly tries to live a normal life despite horrific nightmares. But when she meets a charismatic New Age guru, she finds her dreams blurring with her reality in Can Evrenol’s mind-bending, over-the-top homage to Italian pulp horror....

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UA Pavilions 9:30 PM

When shy, pious Thelma goes to college, she begins having violent seizures that lead to a friendship with beautiful classmate Anja—while revealing supernatural abilities. Soon both the terrifying scope of her powers and tragic secrets from her past emerge in this paranormal thriller from Norway....

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The Living Room 10:00 PM

The Reel Social Club (RSC) is the Denver Film Society's branded program for young cinema-loving professionals. This night of fun kicks off with a screening of Thoroughbreds, followed by a Q&A with director Cory Finley and a dance party at The Living Room....

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