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California Dreams


Diary in a Marble


The Sweet Hereafter




Faces Places


Call Me By Your Name




Cold Hell


Have a Nice Day


Little Rose


Tragedy Girls




Across the Waters


Intent to Destroy




Corniche Kennedy




Infinity Baby


Shorts 5


The Day After


Beauty and the Dogs


Bad Lucky Goat


The Last Animals


Serenade for Haiti


The Misogynists


The Cakemaker


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Sie FilmCenter DFF 1:15 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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Sie FilmCenter DFF 1:30 PM

In this heart-pounding pulp thriller from Oscar-winning Austrian director Stefan Ruzowitzky, Ozge is a Turkish-Austrian taxi driver and kickboxer who comes home after a long shift to find her neighbor murdered. When the killer sees her, he sets out to eliminate her too—but he may have met his match....

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Sie FilmCenter DFF 1:45 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 3:30 PM

Shot in black-and-white, this stunning period drama views the horrors of WWII from the perspective of three characters whose paths cross amid the devastation: Olga, a member of the French Resistance; Jules, the Nazi collaborator assigned to investigate her; and Helmut, the SS officer who loves her....

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Sie FilmCenter DFF 3:30 PM

Two brothers in wartime Silesia are pushed in different directions: one into the Polish army, the other into the Nazi party—and, eventually, the arms of his sister-in-law. This tragicomic family saga from tribute guest Jan Kidawa-Blonski doubles an allegory of contemporary Polish history....

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UA Pavilions 3:45 PM

In Israel’s pick for Best Foreign Language Film at the 2018 Oscars, troubled teen Asher is torn between loyalty to his favorite teacher and to his father, who expects his son to take over the family business. When tragedy strikes, Asher must take the ultimate test of maturity to resolve his dilemma....

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Sie FilmCenter DFF 3:45 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 4:00 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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UA Pavilions 4:15 PM

Told in black-and-white flashbacks, this clever parable of (mostly bad) manners from South Korean filmmaker Hong Sang-soo revisits his trademark themes of infidelity and emotional upheaval to portray a book publisher as he’s forced to confront the consequences of his selfishness and self-deception....

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UA Pavilions 4:15 PM

This dark, claustrophobic satire stars Dylan Baker as Cameron, a lonely businessman celebrating Trump's election in a hotel room after a bitter separation from his wife of 35 years. As the night progresses, friends and strangers come and go, debating politics and what it means to be an American....

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UA Pavilions 4:30 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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Sie FilmCenter DFF 4:30 PM

At 89, French New Wave auteur Agnès Varda teamed up with acclaimed 33-year-old photographer JR to co-direct this enchanting documentary-meets-road movie. Traveling around France in JR’s truck to capture the locals they meet along the way, they reveal the humanity in their subjects—and themselves....

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Festival Annex 6:00 PM

Come join the Denver Project for Humanistic Inquiry's panel of philosophers for a provocative discussion of the relationship between love, lust and solitude in Hong Sang-soo's hauntingly beautiful film On the Beach at Night Alone....

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Sie FilmCenter DFF 6:15 PM

In 1960s Poland, against a backdrop of anti-Semitism, a beautiful young woman is recruited by her lover, a secret service agent, to woo a famous writer in order to expose his Jewish identity. But the more this reluctant informant learns about her mark, the more the plan spins out of control....

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UA Pavilions 6:15 PM

Unsure of whom they can trust, a Jewish musician and his family make a frantic escape from Nazi-occupied Denmark in this hair-raising story of survival based on real-life events....

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UA Pavilions 6:30 PM

Marseilles makes a fittingly edgy backdrop for this French drama of first love careening toward danger. When a shy girl starts hanging out with the cool kids down by the shore, she delights in discovering lives so different from her own. Then the harsh realities of race and class begin to intrude....

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UA Pavilions 6:30 PM

When Mariam, a young Tunisian woman, is raped by police officers after leaving a party, she is put in the harrowing position of fighting for her rights against tormentors who just so happen to have the law on their side in this starkly emotional drama based on a true story....

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UA Pavilions 6:45 PM

This nuanced tale of love and loss follows Thomas from Berlin to Jerusalem, where he finds work in a café run by a grieving widow—with whose husband he had been having an affair. The pair finds comfort in one another’s friendship, but his failure to reveal his identity may leave them doubly bereft....

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UA Pavilions 6:45 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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Sie FilmCenter DFF 6:45 PM

Based on an acclaimed novel, the screenplay for this sensual and transcendent tale of first love from Italian filmmaker Luca Guadagnino was penned by none other than that master of exquisite longing, James Ivory (A Room With a View, Howards End, The Remains of the Day). Armie Hammer co-stars....

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UA Pavilions 7:00 PM

A classical-music school in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, thrived despite decades of entrenched poverty and political strife—until the catastrophic earthquake of 2010 destroyed it. Filmed over seven years, this inspiring documentary shows how a stunned and devastated community worked to pick up the pieces....

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Sie FilmCenter DFF 7:00 PM

Set in a small Canadian town where the locals are reeling from the tragedy of a fatal school-bus crash, Atom Egoyan's quietly heartbreaking meditation on loss and healing took the Grand Prix at Cannes and garnered two Oscar nominations upon its release in 1997....

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UA Pavilions 8:30 PM

The Armenian genocide took place more than a century ago, but the Turkish government still denies it. Oscar-nominated documentarian Joe Berlinger movingly sheds light on the atrocity, interviewing historians and filmmakers who have been censored for examining this tragic chapter of history....

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UA Pavilions 8:45 PM

Once America's largest grassroots community-organizing group, ACORN became a major player in the 2008 presidential election that resulted in Obama's victory. It also became a lightning rod for controversies that reverberate throughout today's toxic political atmosphere, as this documentary shows....

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UA Pavilions 9:00 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 9:15 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 9:15 PM

In this off-the-wall parody of the slasher genre, two social media–crazed teenage girls who host an online show about real-life tragedies embark on a quest to cement their legacy as modern horror legends—by fitting bloody mayhem into their busy high-school schedules....

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Sie FilmCenter DFF 9:30 PM

Fleeing her past, small-town girl Jennifer is starting over in the big city. But becoming whole again is hard to do when something is eating at you while you sleep—literally. This horror flick by Colorado filmmaker Haylar Garcia delves with equal gusto into paranormal and psychological phenomena....

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Sie FilmCenter DFF 9:30 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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