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The Narrators at DFF

7:00pm/60min

Discreet

2:15pm/81min

María Candelaria

4:30pm/102min

Félicité

6:15pm/123min

Game of Death

9:30pm/73min

Bill Nye: Science Guy

4:15pm/101min

In the Fade

9:15pm/106min

The Road Movie

4:00pm/84min

Ramen Heads

6:45pm/93min

Gnaw

9:00pm/88min

Lullaby Killer

4:00pm/96min

Amok

6:45pm/108min

Scaffolding

9:00pm/90min

In the Blood

4:15pm/114min

I Was a Dreamer

7:00pm/97min

Cold Hell

9:15pm/92min

Shorts 2

3:45pm/89min

Western

6:30pm/119min

Colorado Shorts

9:30pm/105min

Beauty and the Dogs

4:00pm/100min

The Dragon Defense

6:15pm/80min

Quartette

9:15pm/93min

Serenade for Haiti

2:00pm/71min

Home Truth

4:00pm/72min

The Endless

8:30pm/111min

The Endless

1:45pm/111min

Disappearance

4:30pm/89min

A Wedding

6:45pm/98min

What Lies Upstream

9:15pm/89min

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UA Pavilions 1:45 PM

Having escaped from the cult they were raised in, two brothers try to get on with their lives. Then one day a message arrives which prompts them to return. They soon find themselves in a world far more disturbing than anything they could ever have imagined in this creepy fantasy....

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Sie FilmCenter DFF 1:45 PM

When famed frontier lawman Eddie Johnson (Peter Fonda) is killed, his longtime sidekick Lefty Brown (Bill Pullman) will stop at nothing to avenge his death in this homage to the golden age of Westerns, which inhabits the gray area between the heroes who wear the white hats and the villains in black....

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UA Pavilions 2:00 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 2:15 PM

Troubled drifter Alex returns home to find that his childhood abuser, the cause of his pain, is still alive. Armed with this knowledge, Alex plots revenge while navigating the landscape of small-town America—fraught with danger and desperation—in Travis Mathews's examination of masculine fragility....

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UA Pavilions 3:45 PM

A powerful collection of shorts revealing secrets and truths....

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UA Pavilions 4:00 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 4:00 PM

Based on real-life events in the 1950s, this Polish murder mystery plays out as a game of cat and mouse between a serial killer and a young cop, whose investigation leads him into a world of political corruption—where he comes to discover that he’s more like his target than he cares to admit....

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UA Pavilions 4:00 PM

In 1999, Jessica Gonzales's three young daughters were killed after being abducted by their father. Determined to make sure their deaths were not in vain, the Colorado mother sought justice and became an advocate for domestic-violence victims in the process. This is her story....

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Sie FilmCenter DFF 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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Festival Annex 4:00 PM

The Syrian refugee crisis is widely viewed as the worst such crisis since World War II. Nader Hashemi, director of the Center for Middle East Studies at DU’s Josef Korbel School of International Studies, will give a lecture on its roots and its global significance....

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UA Pavilions 4:15 PM

Set over the course of a summer in Copenhagen, this moody coming-of-age tale from Rasmus Heisterberg follows four 20-somethings who drink, take drugs and rave together, heeding their mantra that responsibility is overrated. But the passage into adulthood is as inevitable as it is undesirable....

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Sie FilmCenter DFF 4:15 PM

Get to know the man behind the myth (and the bowtie): Bill Nye's journey from beloved kids' show host to elder statesman of and spokesman for the scientific community is chronicled in this thoughtful documentary....

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Sie FilmCenter DFF 4:30 PM

This Mexican melodrama from 1944—screening as part of a three-film retrospective of the great Mexican cinematographer Gabriel Figueroa—follows a poor couple as they endure the trials and tribulations of life in a prejudicial and greedy world. Dolores del Río stars....

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UA Pavilions 4:30 PM

This taut Iranian drama takes place in Tehran over the course of one long winter's night. Sara, bleeding and in need of medical care, claims she has been raped. When treatment is refused, a nightmarish, deception-filled journey for help begins, with the 19-year-old's health increasingly at risk....

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UA Pavilions 6:15 PM

Named for a famous chess move, Natalia Santa’s bittersweet, empathetic drama follows three old friends in Bogotá whose threadbare lives testify to the consequences of poor decision making. At the crossroads of middle age, they must determine whether it’s too late to take a chance on a new strategy....

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Sie FilmCenter DFF 6:15 PM

Félicité’s life is upended when her son is badly injured in an accident. Needing money to save him, she sets out on a breakneck race through the streets of electric Kinshasa in Franco-Senegalese filmmaker Alain Gomis’s fierce, music-filled drama, winner of the Silver Bear at this year’s Berlinale....

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UA Pavilions 6:30 PM

This slow-burning thriller follows a crew of German construction workers building a hydroelectric plant in rural Bulgaria, where tensions mount when they start mixing with the locals. In the rising tide of xenophobia, can they learn to trust one another—or is the stage being set for a showdown?...

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Sie FilmCenter DFF 6:30 PM

When famed frontier lawman Eddie Johnson (Peter Fonda) is killed, his longtime sidekick Lefty Brown (Bill Pullman) will stop at nothing to avenge his death in this homage to the golden age of Westerns, which inhabits the gray area between the heroes who wear the white hats and the villains in black....

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Sie FilmCenter DFF 6:45 PM

This juicy chronicle of Japan's top ramen chefs walks you through the daily lives of world-renowned masters like Osamu Tomita, who reveals every step of his obsessive journey to create the perfect noodle soup, from his relentless search for ingredients to his research on the competition....

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UA Pavilions 6:45 PM

An unwanted pregnancy and the imminent prospect of an arranged marriage are just two of the challenges that confront Zahira, a young Muslim woman trapped between family tradition and modern life. At once a subtle, sensitive coming-of-age story and a penetrating social drama based on actual events....

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UA Pavilions 6:45 PM

In this graphic Polish crime thriller based on real-life events, writer Krystian Bala publishes a grisly novel that appears to contain details about an unsolved murder. Is he a psychopath, a mere celebrity hound or both? The detective with whom he's playing cat and mouse aims to find out....

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UA Pavilions 6:45 PM

She's beautiful, artistic, beloved—and she can't stand to be alive. Documentary filmmaker Hope Litoff seeks to piece together the life and death of her sister Ruth; in the process, she gives a devastating account of the toll her investigation takes on her own mental health....

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UA Pavilions 7:00 PM

After eight years in prison, Mirko returns home to Rome, where he's tempted to resume his criminal past—but a community organizer has other plans for him. This captivating character study examining one man's search for redemption was based on the real-life experiences of lead actor Mirko Frezza....

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Festival Annex 7:00 PM

Hosted by Ron S. Doyle and Erin Rollman, this show brings together a diverse array of artists, comedians, actors and other fascinating folks to share true stories from their everyday lives. For DFF40, a special lineup of performers has been assembled to focus on the theme "Making a Scene."...

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UA Pavilions 8:30 PM

Having escaped from the cult they were raised in, two brothers try to get on with their lives. Then one day a message arrives which prompts them to return. They soon find themselves in a world far more disturbing than anything they could ever have imagined in this creepy fantasy....

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

Unfolding like a political thriller, this investigative documentary starts with a water-contamination crisis in West Virginia. Where it ends is anyone's guess, as it turns out that the shocking truth about our regulatory agencies' failure to protect our health goes far beyond Flint, Michigan....

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UA Pavilions 9:15 PM

Four 30-something Czech musicians rehearse for their next performance amid misunderstandings and sexual tensions that test the fate of their string quartet and their friendships. Miroslav Krobot's quirky dramatic comedy explores the fears and anxieties that underlie the pursuit of happiness....

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UA Pavilions 9:15 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 9:15 PM

After her husband and child are killed in a bomb attack, Katja's mourning process is made all the harder by the trial of the two neo-Nazi suspects: though she teeters on the edge of sanity, she wants justice. Diane Kruger won Best Actress at Cannes this year for her role in this raw, gripping drama....

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Sie FilmCenter DFF 9:30 PM

In the middle of small-town nowhere, seven friends play a board game whose stakes are literally life or death. One part black comedy, one part teen drama and one part bloody horror flick from the Canadian creators of the namesake web series....

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UA Pavilions 9:30 PM

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

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