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Venue

DU-Davis Auditorium in Strum Hall

Festival Annex

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Festival Annex

Sie FilmCenter DFF

Sie FilmCenter DFF

Sie FilmCenter DFF

UA Pavilions

UA Pavilions

UA Pavilions

UA Pavilions

UA Pavilions

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The Stolen Caravaggio

6:00pm/110min

Women+Film Luncheon+Panel

11:00am/120min

Fire Escape

5:30pm/90min
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Fire Escape

7:00pm/90min

Escape From Godot

5:30pm/60min

Escape From Godot

7:00pm/60min

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

By the Name of Tania

1:45pm/85min

Cinearchitecture

4:00pm/37min

Mickey and the Bear

6:15pm/88min

Tlamess

8:30pm/120min

Man Camp

9:00pm/94min

A Girl From Mogadishu

1:00pm/112min

The Right to Rest

3:45pm/103min

Atlantics

6:45pm/104min

17 Blocks

9:15pm/96min

Castle of Dreams

4:15pm/86min

The Infiltrators

6:45pm/95min

Laughing

9:15pm/90min

Monsters.

1:15pm/116min

Classic

4:00pm/80min

Motherland

6:30pm/96min

Love Trilogy: Chained

9:00pm/112min

3 Days 2 Nights

1:45pm/80min

The Keeper

4:15pm/120min

Show Me What You Got

1:45pm/101min

My Own Good

4:30pm/94min

Best Before Death

7:00pm/89min

IRA

9:30pm/83min

Zumiriki

2:00pm/122min

The Cage

4:45pm/87min

A Girl Missing

7:15pm/111min

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Festival Annex 11:00 AM

Women+Film showcases documentaries, narratives, and short films by and about women. Come celebrate women-centric programming at our enlightening onstage panel discussion with female filmmakers, accompanied by lunch....

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Sie FilmCenter DFF 1:00 PM

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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UA Pavilions 1:15 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

In this sweet comedy from Italy, single father Gabriele is thrilled to have a second chance at romance when the one who got away, Mara, returns home after years of travel. There’s only one problem: She loathes children. How long can he keep her in the dark about his beloved daughter Sofia?...

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UA Pavilions 1:30 PM

A tailored collection of our favorite late night shorts....

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Sie FilmCenter DFF 1:45 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 1:45 PM

In this sultry and unconventional love story, an undeniable spark during a chance meeting leads Christine, Nassim, and Marcello to explore their sexuality together—even as they struggle separately to prove themselves to their families and the world around them....

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UA Pavilions 1:45 PM

The defining moment of one’s life shouldn’t be swept under the rug—but for two brothers who survived a 1974 plane crash that killed their family near Aspen, Colorado, it was. After 40 years of silence, the pair embarks on a road trip to retrace their flight in this somber documentary....

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UA Pavilions 2:00 PM

A man goes to his grandparents’ cabin in an attempt to revisit his childhood. That’s the plot—but Spanish director Oskar Alegria’s subtle, impressionistic follow-up to The Search for Emak Bakia (DFF39) explores much more than the unnamed narrator’s desire to exist outside of his own time....

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

This cleverly edited documentary uses archival footage to paint a portrait of charismatic and renowned director Milo Forman as war orphan and outsider, contrarian young artist in 1960s Prague, and immigrant with an anti-establishment bent who became one of America’s great filmmakers....

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UA Pavilions 4:00 PM

A century-old tradition bonds the people of Nenana, Alaska, who bet on the arrival of spring during the Ice Classic: When the river ice melts, the winner can take up to $350,000. This heartwarming documentary considers the contest as an important source of not only community pride but autonomy....

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Sie FilmCenter DFF 4:00 PM

The city in which a film is set is often referred to as a character in its own right. This documentary aims to explore that concept, reflecting on the art of cinema in relation to its environment. With appearances by Wim Wenders, David Lynch, and Bernardo Bertolucci, among others....

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UA Pavilions 4:15 PM

Bert Trautmann was a Manchester City goalkeeper who became a hero first for winning the 1956 FA Cup finals with a broken neck and later for good works that earned him an Order of the British Empire. Before that, though, he was a German POW in love with an English girl. This is his astonishing story....

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UA Pavilions 4:15 PM

Having abandoned his family some years ago, scoundrel Jalal reappears in the lives of his children, Sara and Ali, at a most inopportune time—only to escort them on a most inauspicious road trip in this subtly moving Iranian drama....

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Festival Annex 4:30 PM

Nietzsche famously asked how we would conduct ourselves in life if we had to live it over and over again. In Zumiriki, Spanish filmmaker Oskar Alegria tries to repeat the past by returning to the site of his childhood memories....

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UA Pavilions 4:30 PM

Elia is the sole resident of Provvidenza, his only company being his memories of life in the village before an earthquake destroyed it and killed his wife. Now he’s being forced from his home just as he’s becoming convinced she’s trying to contact him from beyond in this touching Italian drama....

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UA Pavilions 4:45 PM

When a young man claiming to be a distant relative enters her life, lonely old Mrs. Galová enjoys companionship for the first time in ages. But something isn’t quite right, and she’s about to discover why in this psychological thriller from Czech director Jirí Strach....

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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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Festival Annex 5:30 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 5:30 PM

The show is the game, the game is the show. Escape-room antics meet iconic existentialism in this theatrical, interactive play puzzle....

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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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UA Pavilions 6:00 PM

As told through clips from 183 female directors with narration by Tilda Swinton, this epic 14-hour documentary by Mark Cousins (The Story of Film, DFF35) focuses on women’s integral role in the development of the art of cinema....

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DU-Davis Auditorium in Strum Hall 6:00 PM

Acclaimed screenwriter Alessandro is struggling to usher his latest project into production. After all, he hasn’t penned a single word—and his ghostwriter, Valeria, is relying on a mysterious Mafia source for content. This Italian film within a film combines drama, thriller, and satire....

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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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Sie FilmCenter DFF 6:15 PM

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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UA Pavilions 6:30 PM

Reeling from his parents’ divorce, 12-year-old Kovas is looking forward to summer vacation in his mother Viktorija’s native Lithuania, and so is she—it’s been decades since she has revisited the old homestead. But the reunion holds painful surprises for them both in this lyrical family drama....

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Sie FilmCenter DFF 6:30 PM

How does a feisty British woman become “a prophet for Mexican food?” Intensive research, thousands of travel miles, and a passion for down-to-earth regional cuisine earned 94-year-old Diana Kennedy the title. The author of eight cookbooks is profiled in this mouthwatering documentary....

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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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Sie FilmCenter DFF 6:45 PM

This atmospheric Cannes Grand Prix winner is equal parts creepy and romantic in its portrayal of Ada, a Senegalese woman in love with a man who has set out for Spain in search of economic opportunity. What follows is a ghost story, as she and the other women left behind become seemingly possessed....

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UA Pavilions 6:45 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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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 show is the game, the game is the show. Escape-room antics meet iconic existentialism in this theatrical, interactive play puzzle....

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UA Pavilions 7:00 PM

Scottish artist and musician Bill Drummond is on a 12-year world tour—but instead of performing in any traditional sense, he’s baking cakes and shining shoes in a documentary so quirky it almost reads as parody....

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UA Pavilions 7:00 PM

This package of short films showcases Colorado's homegrown talent....

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Festival Annex 7:00 PM

In the modern technological world, are we losing our connection to our traditions and to nature? Join the Colorado Dragon Film Festival and guest panelists as we discuss what is valuable in our lives, our relationships, and the world around us....

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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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UA Pavilions 7:15 PM

Ichiko, a nurse for elderly Tôko, is beloved by her charge’s granddaughters, bubbly young Saki and serious Motoko. But when Saki is abducted by Ichiko’s own nephew, the resulting guilt by association has a profound and devastating effect in this slow-burning Japanese thriller....

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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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Sie FilmCenter DFF 8:30 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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Festival Annex 9:00 PM

Tap into the deep vein of local talent with this screening of selected works from the 2019 Supernova Digital Animation Festival, which shows that Coloradans are at the forefront of an international movement to merge technology and art. Learn more at supernovadenver.com....

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UA Pavilions 9:00 PM

From a semi-improvised script by Israel’s Yaron Shani comes a forceful examination of toxic masculinity in the form of veteran cop Rashi, who sees himself as a force for good. But as he faces assault charges at work and fomenting rebellion at home, he’s bound to begin questioning his own authority....

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Sie FilmCenter DFF 9:00 PM

Brothers Adam, Tim, and Kevin are preparing for their annual Man Camp—a weekend dedicated to setting things on fire and getting trashed in honor of their dear dead dad. But when they walk in on their mom canoodling with her hapless fiancé Alan, it’s every man for himself in this slapstick comedy....

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Sie FilmCenter DFF 9:15 PM

For 20 years, the Sanford-Durant family has been using a video camera to record their daily lives in one of America’s most dangerous neighborhoods—just 17 blocks from the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. This searingly personal documentary gives new meaning to the term “raw footage.”...

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UA Pavilions 9:15 PM

It’s the day before Mauro’s funeral, yet his widow can't shed a tear, his son is preparing for TV interviews in hopes of impressing his crush at the memorial, and his father and brother are at blows in this Italian hybrid of dark comedy and affecting family drama....

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IRA
UA Pavilions 9:30 PM

At the center of this grimly quiet Italian drama, set on the fringes of society, are an unnamed man and woman who rarely venture into the sunlight, instead spending their nights working—he in the market, she on the streets. Until, that is, their nascent relationship sparks an act of violence....

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