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Venue

Ellie Caulkins Opera House

Festival Annex

Festival Annex

Festival Annex

Festival Annex

Festival Annex

Sie FilmCenter DFF

Sie FilmCenter DFF

Sie FilmCenter DFF

UA Pavilions

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UA Pavilions

UA Pavilions

UA Pavilions

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Waves

8:00pm/135min

Fire Escape

4:30pm/90min

Fire Escape

6:00pm/90min

Fire Escape

7:30pm/90min

Escape From Godot

4:00pm/60min

Escape From Godot

5:30pm/60min

Escape From Godot

7:00pm/60min

Timed VR Arcade DFF42

7:00pm/120min

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

SHe

6:15pm/95min

Man Camp

1:30pm/94min

The Great American Lie

4:00pm/99min

The Human Factor

6:45pm/108min

Daniel Isn't Real

9:15pm/96min

His Master's Voice

1:45pm/108min

Kifaru

4:15pm/82min

Genesis

6:30pm/129min

Music Video Mixtape

9:30pm/93min

Adam

4:00pm/98min

The County

4:30pm/92min

Noah Land

6:45pm/109min

Classic

9:30pm/80min

The Best of Dorien B.

1:45pm/106min

My Own Good

4:15pm/94min

American Dharma

6:30pm/95min

I Lost My Body

1:15pm/81min

A Girl Missing

3:15pm/111min

Ghost Town Anthology

9:30pm/97min

Best Before Death

1:30pm/89min

Manta Ray

4:00pm/105min

A Family Tour

6:45pm/107min

Rewind

1:00pm/86min

Varda by Agnès

3:15pm/115min

M

6:00pm/105min

The Cage

8:45pm/87min

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UA Pavilions 1:00 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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UA Pavilions 1:15 PM

“Once you’ve cheated fate, what’s next?” Naoufel, an orphaned Moroccan boy, asks in this beguiling and thought-provoking animated adventure about a severed hand on a quest to find its former body, which won the top prize in the Critics’ Week section at Cannes this year....

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UA Pavilions 1:30 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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Sie FilmCenter DFF 1:30 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 1:45 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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UA Pavilions 1:45 PM

Belgian co-writer/director Anke Blondé makes an impressive feature debut with this dramatic comedy, all the more affecting for being unsentimental, about a woman on the edge of losing everything—and finding herself in the process....

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UA Pavilions 3:15 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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UA Pavilions 3:15 PM

The late great Nouvelle Vague pioneer Agnès Varda was an institution of French cinema but a fierce opponent of any kind of institutional thinking. This documentary invites you to join her on a retrospective journey through her unconventional oeuvre. It’s an honor....

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Sie FilmCenter DFF 4:00 PM

The American Dream may be the most enduring tale we as a nation tell ourselves. But is the guarantee of upward mobility in exchange for hard work—regardless of color, class, or creed—just a myth? This frank documentary asks whether we’re lying to ourselves about the even level of the playing field....

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UA Pavilions 4:00 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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UA Pavilions 4:00 PM

Near the coast of Thailand where thousands of Rohingya refugees have drowned, a local fisherman bonds with an injured stranger he has rescued from certain death. When the good samaritan himself disappears at sea, his new friend steps in to fill the void in this profound and multilayered drama....

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Festival Annex 4:00 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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Sie FilmCenter DFF 4:15 PM

The death of northern white rhinoceros Sudan, the last male of his species, isn’t surprising—but that doesn’t mean it’s any less impactful not only for the world’s rhino population but also for his human caretakers, as this emotional, forceful documentary shows....

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UA Pavilions 4:15 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 4:30 PM

Meet Inga, a middle-aged dairy farmer who’s channeling her grief over the death of her husband into a fight against both institutional corruption and the patriarchy behind it in this high-spirited drama from Iceland....

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Festival Annex 4:30 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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Festival Annex 6:00 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 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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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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UA Pavilions 6:00 PM

In this searing documentary about rampant sexual abuse within a sect of ultra-Orthodox Jews, a man scarred by his childhood returns home to his old community on the outskirts of Tel Aviv in search of answers. Or apologies. Or reconciliation. Or vengeance. The truth is even he’s not sure....

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Sie FilmCenter DFF 6:15 PM

In this visually dazzling, fabulistic work of stop-motion animation from China, a high-heeled mother shoe survives in a fascistic dystopia by disguising herself as a male shoe in order to care for her young daughter (also, you guessed it, a shoe)....

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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

At 75, Italian professor, feminist, and former supermodel Benedetta Barzini is ready to escape the male gaze by withdrawing from the world. She fantasizes about moving to a remote island—just as her filmmaker-son begins making this intimate, often contentious documentary....

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Sie FilmCenter DFF 6:30 PM

Loss of innocence is at the heart of this spare yet wrenching coming-of-age drama from Québécois filmmaker Philippe Lesage about four teenagers discovering who they are through the exploration of who, and how, they love....

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Festival Annex 6:30 PM

Join Jenny Weinbloom, Executive Producer for Meow Wolf for their flagship permanent exhibition, opening in Denver in 2021, for a conversation about all things immersive theatre, her wide-ranging career, and Meow Wolf coming to Denver....

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UA Pavilions 6:30 PM

The inimitable Errol Morris sits down with self-described “apocalyptic nationalist” and political strategist Steve Bannon in a documentary that will be irresistible to political junkies and blood-boiling to anyone who has deliberately avoided the news over the past few years....

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UA Pavilions 6:45 PM

What is love? What is faith? What is honor? While drawing, with deep sensitivity, a portrait of a terminally ill father whose son is struggling to uphold his wish to be buried beneath a tree that’s believed to be holy, this Turkish drama also grapples with timeless moral and existential dilemmas....

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UA Pavilions 6:45 PM

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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Sie FilmCenter DFF 6:45 PM

With unprecedented access to key players, this absorbing behind-the-scenes documentary reveals how, in the 1990s, the United States nearly achieved the impossible—securing peace between Israel and its neighbors. The lessons to be learned from the not-so-distant past couldn’t be more urgent....

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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

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 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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Festival Annex 7:30 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 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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Ellie Caulkins Opera House 8:00 PM

Unfolding in two parts, this astonishing family drama about a suburban African-American family rocked by tragedy revolves around the pair of siblings at its center to explore how we learn to forgive in the face of grief, love without condition, and grow toward the light in the darkest of times....

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Sie FilmCenter DFF 8:45 PM

More than 44 million Americans collectively owe a whopping $1.5 trillion in federal student-loan debt. This new series tackles the crisis head on, working with struggling young people in L.A. to change their habits, gain financial confidence, and become the CEOs of their own lives....

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UA Pavilions 8:45 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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UA Pavilions 8:45 PM

The tiny Greek town of Missolonghi is the kind of place where the residents are as miserable as any eel they process in the local factory. But as the secrets they’ve long harbored seep out into the open, their jaded police chief sees a chance for redemption in this pitch-dark psychological thriller....

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UA Pavilions 9:15 PM

What does it mean to die like a man? For that matter, what does it mean to live like one? This modern morality tale from Russia tackles such questions with affecting grace in the form of Egor, a Siberian forest guard who faces cancer—and ostracism from his community—in a red dress and heels....

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Sie FilmCenter DFF 9:15 PM

Luke endured a traumatic childhood with the help of his imaginary friend Daniel—who also helped get him into trouble. Now a struggling college student, Luke decides he needs his old buddy again—but it turns out that Daniel’s influence has gone from bad to worse in this thriller-horror hybrid....

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UA Pavilions 9:15 PM

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

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UA Pavilions 9:30 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 9:30 PM

A package of the best music videos from the past year, featuring international indie heavyweights and locals alike....

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UA Pavilions 9:30 PM

Frequent fest guest Denis Côté returns to the DFF with this quietly haunting tale of a rural French-Canadian village in which the living and the dead face off, asking by their very presence the same profound question of one another: Why are you still here?...

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