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Sunday, November 3, 2019

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Venue

Denver Museum of Nature and Science (Phipps)

Festival Annex

Festival Annex

Festival Annex

Festival Annex

Festival Annex

Lyric - Fort Collins

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

11:30am/90min

Fire Escape

1:00pm/90min

Fire Escape

3:30pm/90min

Fire Escape

5:00pm/90min

Fire Escape

7:00pm/90min

The Key

Noon/30min

The Key

12:30pm/30min

The Key

1:00pm/30min

The Key

1:30pm/30min

The Key

2:00pm/30min

The Key

2:30pm/30min

The Key

3:00pm/30min

The Key

3:30pm/30min

The Key

4:30pm/30min

The Key

5:00pm/30min

The Key

5:30pm/30min

The Key

6:00pm/30min

The Key

6:30pm/30min

The Key

7:00pm/30min

The Key

7:30pm/30min

The Conductor

3:00pm/137min

Clemency

6:30pm/113min

By the Name of Tania

2:15pm/85min

Sick, Sick, Sick

4:45pm/100min

Tlamess

7:15pm/120min

The Traitor

1:45pm/145min

Clemency

7:45pm/113min

NYICFF Kid Flicks Two

10:00am/71min

Well Groomed

11:30am/85min

Sibyl

2:00pm/100min

Sorry We Missed You

4:30pm/100min

Mickey and the Bear

11:30am/88min

The Infiltrators

2:00pm/95min

Scheme Birds

4:30pm/90min

Song Without a Name

6:45pm/97min

Happy New Year

11:00am/102min

Monsters.

1:30pm/116min

On the Roof

4:15pm/95min

Saint Frances

6:30pm/106min

A Girl From Mogadishu

10:45am/112min

The Invisible Life

4:00pm/139min

The Right to Rest

7:30pm/103min

Shorts 2: Documentary

11:00am/97min

Shorts 4: Avant-Garde

2:00pm/94min

The River

4:45pm/108min

Idol

7:15pm/144min

A Family Tour

11:30am/107min

Rewind

2:15pm/86min

Olympic Dreams

4:45pm/85min

His Master's Voice

7:15pm/108min

Dolce Fine Giornata

11:15am/96min

Adam

1:45pm/98min

Beanpole

4:15pm/130min

It Must Be Heaven

7:30pm/97min

10am 11am noon 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm 6pm 7pm 8pm 9pm 10pm 11pm
Festival Annex 10:00 AM

Explore the best of new-cinema storytelling with eight incredible virtual-reality experiences curated from all over the globe....

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Sie FilmCenter DFF 10:00 AM

NYICFF Kid Flicks Two bridges the gap between little and big for young audiences growing in experiences and ideas....

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UA Pavilions 10:45 AM

Ifrah Ahmed could have been just one more nameless, faceless victim in the annals of war-torn Somalia. Instead she became a global heroine, positioning herself at the forefront of the fight against gender-based violence. This enlightening biopic tells her story....

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Sie FilmCenter DFF 11:00 AM

French writer/director Céline Sciamma won the Best Screenplay award at Cannes for this affecting, elegantly subversive period romance set in the 18th century, which follows artist Marianne on a delicate assignment: painting the wedding portrait of reluctant bride-to-be Héloïse....

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UA Pavilions 11:00 AM

In this Carveresque Hungarian dramedy, a group of lifelong friends comes together on New Year’s Eve for a dinner celebration. When they decide to play a little game involving the messages they receive on their cell phones, secrets emerge to suggest their future will not be happy for long....

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UA Pavilions 11:00 AM

A tailored collection of our favorite documentary shorts....

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UA Pavilions 11:15 AM

Maria Linde lives the sweet life as a free-spirited expat in Italy, where she’s renowned for her literary works and worshipped by much younger men. But when she uses her platform in seeming defense of terrorism, she faces a bitter awakening in this provocative, multilayered drama....

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Festival Annex 11:30 AM

When the clock strikes eight in Brooklyn, a suspenseful drama begins to unfold in real-time. Eight disenfranchised building tenants are entangled in a murder; you must embrace your voyeuristic tendencies and peer into their lives in this interactive series in order to discover the riveting truth....

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Festival Annex 11:30 AM

In honor of DFF42 film The Conductor, this panel will examine the life of Antonia Brico, who pursued a landmark career as a conductor at a time when the music world was a well-defended male preserve....

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UA Pavilions 11:30 AM

The personal is political—never more so than in this sometimes comically absurd, often heartrending drama, loosely based on director Ying Liang’s own experience, about an exiled Chinese filmmaker whose only way to see her ailing mother is to travel to Taiwan and stalk the elder woman’s tour group....

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UA Pavilions 11:30 AM

Smart, stubborn teenage Mickey must mother and manage the two men in her life: Hank, her volatile ex-Marine father, and Aron, her excruciatingly selfish boyfriend. Her desperate struggle to escape the bleak future they envision for her is the backbone of this moving coming-of-age drama....

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Sie FilmCenter DFF 11:30 AM

With this humorous and visually stunning documentary, director Rebecca Stern takes viewers on a whirlwind tour of the competitive dog-grooming circuit, joined by the women who transform their beloved poodles into living sculptures....

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Festival Annex 12:00 PM

The Key is an interactive VR experience taking you on a journey through dreams. Will you be able to unlock the mystery behind the mysterious Key without sacrificing too much?...

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Festival Annex 12:30 PM

The Key is an interactive VR experience taking you on a journey through dreams. Will you be able to unlock the mystery behind the mysterious Key without sacrificing too much?...

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Festival Annex 1:00 PM

When the clock strikes eight in Brooklyn, a suspenseful drama begins to unfold in real-time. Eight disenfranchised building tenants are entangled in a murder; you must embrace your voyeuristic tendencies and peer into their lives in this interactive series in order to discover the riveting truth....

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Festival Annex 1:00 PM

The Key is an interactive VR experience taking you on a journey through dreams. Will you be able to unlock the mystery behind the mysterious Key without sacrificing too much?...

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Festival Annex 1:30 PM

The Key is an interactive VR experience taking you on a journey through dreams. Will you be able to unlock the mystery behind the mysterious Key without sacrificing too much?...

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UA Pavilions 1:30 PM

There are no monsters here—just two well-meaning but complicated and conflicted individuals coming to terms with profound loss in this intricately etched, achingly beautiful portrait of a couple in crisis. Think Scenes from a Marriage set in modern-day Romania....

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UA Pavilions 1:30 PM

As the founder of the World Toilet Organization, Jack Sim knows that the lack of access to bathrooms is a global health crisis. By “turning poop culture into pop culture,” he’s on a crusade to improve sanitation for billions of people in this surprisingly funny, heartfelt, and complex documentary....

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UA Pavilions 1:45 PM

Friendships aren’t always easy, as Samia, a young woman pregnant out of wedlock, finds when she’s grudgingly taken in by Abla, a single mother and grieving widow. But in this quietly stirring Moroccan drama, both women have something to learn through their improbable sisterhood....

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Sie FilmCenter DFF 1:45 PM

For all its extravagance, this engrossing spectacle of a drama is based on a true story: the life of Tommaso Buscetta, a made man turned informant whose collaboration with the Italian government led to a seven-year trial that toppled the Casa Nostra in the 1980s....

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Festival Annex 2:00 PM

The Key is an interactive VR experience taking you on a journey through dreams. Will you be able to unlock the mystery behind the mysterious Key without sacrificing too much?...

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UA Pavilions 2:00 PM

A tailored collection of our favorite avant-garde shorts....

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Festival Annex 2:00 PM

In recognition of the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first Africans to be sold into bondage on North American shores, the Coalition Against Global Genocide will present a special screening of Slavery and the Making of America by award-winning filmmaker Dante J. James....

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UA Pavilions 2:00 PM

In this experimental documentary, a group of undocumented young people purposely get detained by ICE in order to infiltrate a for-profit detention center where people are held for years without due process. Their goal: to reunite detainees with their families by gaming the system from within....

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Sie FilmCenter DFF 2:00 PM

Sibyl is eyeing a career change from psychotherapist to novelist, but her muse is elusive. Enter untethered new patient Margot, an irresistible source of inspiration. This darkly funny French drama follows Sibyl as she grows increasingly obsessed with—and entangled in—Margot’s chaotic life....

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Sie FilmCenter DFF 2:15 PM

Documentary and narrative fiction merge in this spellbinding experimental tale of a young woman who travels up the Amazon from her small village to the gold-mining towns of northern Peru in search of a better life, only to get caught in the trap of violence and degradation set by poverty....

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UA Pavilions 2:15 PM

Digging through the vast collection of his father’s home videos, filmmaker Sasha Joseph Neulinger enlists his family to help him retell the story of childhood abuse that tore them apart—and to reveal the even darker secret at its core—in this devastating but ultimately hopeful documentary....

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Festival Annex 2:30 PM

The Key is an interactive VR experience taking you on a journey through dreams. Will you be able to unlock the mystery behind the mysterious Key without sacrificing too much?...

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Festival Annex 2:30 PM

This panel will compare and contrast two forms of content: streamed or televised programs and films. We’ll highlight differences in the mediums and examine the influences each has on the other in terms of writing, acting, directing, and camerawork....

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Festival Annex 3:00 PM

The Key is an interactive VR experience taking you on a journey through dreams. Will you be able to unlock the mystery behind the mysterious Key without sacrificing too much?...

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Lyric - Fort Collins 3:00 PM

This stirring drama is based on the true story of Dutch musician Antonia Brico, who became the first woman ever to conduct a professional symphony orchestra when she signed with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra in the late 1920s. But her struggles didn’t end there....

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Festival Annex 3:30 PM

When the clock strikes eight in Brooklyn, a suspenseful drama begins to unfold in real-time. Eight disenfranchised building tenants are entangled in a murder; you must embrace your voyeuristic tendencies and peer into their lives in this interactive series in order to discover the riveting truth....

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Festival Annex 3:30 PM

The Key is an interactive VR experience taking you on a journey through dreams. Will you be able to unlock the mystery behind the mysterious Key without sacrificing too much?...

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UA Pavilions 4:00 PM

Based on Martha Batalha’s darkly comic novel, this splashy Brazilian period drama set in 1940s Rio de Janeiro traces the lives of two sisters separated by a cruel father. Ever orbiting one another without connecting, they yearn for what might have been while forging their own paths....

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UA Pavilions 4:15 PM

In this feel-good drama from Czech writer/director Ji í Mádl, Mr. Rypar is an aging, irascible loner whose fury about modern life in Prague is complicated by an unexpected encounter with Song, a young Vietnamese immigrant searching for a better life far from home....

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UA Pavilions 4:15 PM

In post–World War II Leningrad, nurse Iya (the titular Beanpole) and former soldier Masha attempt to rebuild their lives—but the devastation of their city is nothing compared to the damage inflicted on their psyches in this crushing but beautiful Russian period drama....

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Festival Annex 4:30 PM

The Key is an interactive VR experience taking you on a journey through dreams. Will you be able to unlock the mystery behind the mysterious Key without sacrificing too much?...

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Sie FilmCenter DFF 4:30 PM

When Ricky takes a contract job as a delivery driver, his struggling family hopes they’ve finally gotten the break from debt they so badly need. But the fine print on that contract is about to be writ large, and it will take a toll on them all in this stirring drama from British director Ken Loach....

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UA Pavilions 4:30 PM

Growing up on the hardscrabble outskirts of Glasgow, teenaged Gemma has already seen enough trouble to last a lifetime. But there’s so much more to come in this startling, clear-eyed but compassionate documentary, which does its subject the justice she deserves by daring to show her just as she is....

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Sie FilmCenter DFF 4:45 PM

In this eerie, visually mesmerizing perversion of a teen romance from Brazil, young Silvia is in mourning—a mourning so intense it makes her literally lovesick. As her condition worsens, she begins to conjure up ways to resurrect the object of her obsession. She may have more power than she knows....

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UA Pavilions 4:45 PM

In this now-dreamy, now-startlingly strange coming-of-age fable from Kazakhstan, five young brothers live the most austere of lives, toiling away on the family’s desolate homestead—which begins to look, in hindsight, like a sort of paradise after their slick cousin Kanat comes to visit....

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UA Pavilions 4:45 PM

Shot on location at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, this perceptive and bittersweet not-quite romance stars co-writers Alexi Pappas and Nick Kroll as cross-country skier Penelope and volunteer dentist Ezra, who are brought together—and kept apart—by life’s vicissitudes....

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Festival Annex 5:00 PM

When the clock strikes eight in Brooklyn, a suspenseful drama begins to unfold in real-time. Eight disenfranchised building tenants are entangled in a murder; you must embrace your voyeuristic tendencies and peer into their lives in this interactive series in order to discover the riveting truth....

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Festival Annex 5:00 PM

The Key is an interactive VR experience taking you on a journey through dreams. Will you be able to unlock the mystery behind the mysterious Key without sacrificing too much?...

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Sie FilmCenter DFF 5:15 PM

Experimental cinema lost three luminaries in 2019: Barbara Hammer, Carolee Schneemann, and Phil Solomon. As the creators of distinct, intensely personal films that inspired new ways of seeing, each gave us the gift of their bold vision, liberating us to rejoice in our own....

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Festival Annex 5:30 PM

The Key is an interactive VR experience taking you on a journey through dreams. Will you be able to unlock the mystery behind the mysterious Key without sacrificing too much?...

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Festival Annex 6:00 PM

The Key is an interactive VR experience taking you on a journey through dreams. Will you be able to unlock the mystery behind the mysterious Key without sacrificing too much?...

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Festival Annex 6:30 PM

The Key is an interactive VR experience taking you on a journey through dreams. Will you be able to unlock the mystery behind the mysterious Key without sacrificing too much?...

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UA Pavilions 6:30 PM

Bridget decides that at the age of 34, it’s time to get her life together. But now that she’s dealing with an unwanted pregnancy, taking a new job as a nanny to precocious and difficult 6-year-old Frances isn’t going as she envisioned in this sweet comedy-drama that took home two awards at SXSW....

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Lyric - Fort Collins 6:30 PM

Prison warden Bernadine Williams (Alfre Woodard) scrupulously maintains her emotional distance from everyone and everything—including a failing marriage and a botched execution. But with plans to carry out another death sentence underway, her nerves are starting to fray in this devastating drama....

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UA Pavilions 6:45 PM

Georgina is a poor Quecha woman living on the outskirts of Lima. The day she gives birth at a private clinic, her baby is snatched away from her, and Georgina must confront both the indifferent police and violent terrorists to search for her daughter in this Peruvian drama based on a true story....

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Festival Annex 7:00 PM

Explore the best of new-cinema storytelling with eight incredible virtual-reality experiences curated from all over the globe....

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Festival Annex 7:00 PM

When the clock strikes eight in Brooklyn, a suspenseful drama begins to unfold in real-time. Eight disenfranchised building tenants are entangled in a murder; you must embrace your voyeuristic tendencies and peer into their lives in this interactive series in order to discover the riveting truth....

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Festival Annex 7:00 PM

The Key is an interactive VR experience taking you on a journey through dreams. Will you be able to unlock the mystery behind the mysterious Key without sacrificing too much?...

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Sie FilmCenter DFF 7:00 PM

Vincent Grenier will be presented with the 2019 Stan Brakhage Vision Award at 7:00pm on Sunday, November 3, at the Sie FilmCenter. A reception follows in his honor....

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UA Pavilions 7:15 PM

Two fathers, two sons, and one mysterious woman are caught in a classic web of criminal and political intrigue in this Korean thriller about the aftermath of a fatal accident, which drags even the cleanest-cut characters through the mud—and leaves them drenched in blood....

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Sie FilmCenter DFF 7:15 PM

As a soldier in the Tunisian army, S. is trapped in a cycle of violence. As the pregnant wife of a wealthy man, F. is trapped in a gilded cage. Their escape into the forest makes for an experimental, richly allegorical tale about abandoning society to return to a more primitive state in nature....

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UA Pavilions 7:15 PM

Best known for bizarre black comedies (Taxidermia, 2006; Free Fall, DFF37), Hungary’s György Pálfi is back with a meditative drama based on a 1968 sci-fi novel by Stanislaw Lem—one that asks unsettling questions about our hunger for connection, be it with aliens or our own loved ones....

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Festival Annex 7:30 PM

The Key is an interactive VR experience taking you on a journey through dreams. Will you be able to unlock the mystery behind the mysterious Key without sacrificing too much?...

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UA Pavilions 7:30 PM

Filmmaker E.S. has left Palestine—but no matter how far he travels, he can never leave the nation of his birth behind. Reminders of Nazareth imbue Paris and New York in this charmingly deadpan comedy that asks whether it’s ever truly possible to find a place to call home....

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UA Pavilions 7:30 PM

This locally produced documentary takes a look at Denver’s burgeoning homeless population in the context of a likewise-growing homeless-rights movement. How do governmental policies designed to turn Denver into a “world-class city” impact its most vulnerable citizens?...

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Sie FilmCenter DFF 7:45 PM

Prison warden Bernadine Williams (Alfre Woodard) scrupulously maintains her emotional distance from everyone and everything—including a failing marriage and a botched execution. But with plans to carry out another death sentence underway, her nerves are starting to fray in this devastating drama....

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Denver Museum of Nature and Science (Phipps) 8:30 PM

Offering a slice of Soviet life in 1929, Dziga Vertov’s silent documentary is considered a masterpiece of early cinema for its technical experimentation. Who better than Denver’s own musical trailblazers, DeVotchKa, to compose and perform a live score for this special screening?...

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