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Lyric - Fort Collins

Sie FilmCenter DFF

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Sie FilmCenter DFF

UA Pavilions

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UA Pavilions

UA Pavilions

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UA Pavilions

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Fire Escape

6:00pm/90min

Fire Escape

7:30pm/90min

Escape From Godot

2:30pm/60min

Escape From Godot

4:00pm/60min

Escape From Godot

5:30pm/60min

Escape From Godot

7:30pm/60min

Timed VR Arcade DFF42

7:00pm/120min

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 Key

8:00pm/30min

The Key

8:30pm/30min

Shorts 3: Animation

6:30pm/91min

Sick, Sick, Sick

4:00pm/100min

SHe

6:30pm/95min

The Conductor

1:30pm/137min

After Parkland

4:30pm/92min

The Aeronauts

7:00pm/101min

The Golden Glove

9:15pm/115min

Well Groomed

2:00pm/85min

The Twentieth Century

4:15pm/90min

17 Blocks

6:45pm/96min

Night God

9:30pm/110min

Bacurau

6:30pm/131min

VHYes

9:30pm/73min

Motherland

1:30pm/96min

Scheme Birds

3:45pm/90min

The Stolen Caravaggio

6:00pm/110min

You Don't Nomi

8:45pm/92min

The Wild Goose Lake

3:30pm/113min

Shorts 1: Narrative

6:30pm/93min

Shorts 5: Late Night

9:30pm/93min

Laughing

2:15pm/90min

The Whistlers

4:30pm/97min

Frances Ferguson

7:00pm/74min

Midnight Family

9:15pm/90min

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UA Pavilions 1:15 PM

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

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Sie FilmCenter DFF 1:15 PM

A tailored collection of our favorite student shorts from around the world....

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UA Pavilions 1:30 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 1:30 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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UA Pavilions 1:45 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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UA Pavilions 1:45 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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Sie FilmCenter DFF 2:00 PM

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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UA Pavilions 2:15 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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Festival Annex 2:30 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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UA Pavilions 3:30 PM

He’s just been released from prison, and already gang boss Zhou has a dead cop on his hands after an illicit meeting gone wrong. Now he’s on the run from friend and foe alike in this Chinese noir thriller set along the shores of a murky lake....

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UA Pavilions 3:45 PM

Combining narrative fiction with documentary and 16mm film with cellphone footage, Jessie Jeffrey Dunn Ravinelli captures the daily lives, challenges, dreams, and desires of four trans and queer youth in New York City....

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UA Pavilions 3:45 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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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 4:00 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 4:15 PM

Lonely Lois is just 16, but her dream of becoming an astronaut has already been stymied due to her weight: over 200 pounds. When her despair lands her in a hospital ward with three equally damaged girls, she finds her tribe for the first time in this slyly poignant coming-of-age drama from France....

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Sie FilmCenter DFF 4:15 PM

Monty Python meets The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari in the art direction of this off-the-wall parody of a biopic about Canadian Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King, who more than lives up to the Queen’s proclamation: “Canadians, in happy days as in sad, disappointed shall you be.”...

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UA Pavilions 4:15 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 4:30 PM

Filmed in the aftermath of the 2018 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, this documentary intimately chronicles the plight of grieving students and parents as they strive to come to grips with the unthinkable tragedy and search for ways to make sense of the senseless....

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UA Pavilions 4:30 PM

Caught between his boss, the gorgeous Gilda, and the lure of 30 million laundered Euros, dirty cop Cristi is set on learning an ancient whistling language as a means of outsmarting constant state surveillance in this noir-ish Romanian romp that skirts the line between deadpan and deadly....

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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

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 5:30 PM

This enlightening panel will bring together some leading industry lights to discuss the art of film scoring, including Heather Guibert, Francium Entertainment; Loretta Munoz, ASCAP; Jonathan Palmer, BMG; Dava Whisenant, Bathtubs Over Broadway; and Dan Wilcox, Deep End Music Services....

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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

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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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

Buy a pass to all 5 screenings and save! As told through clips from 183 female directors with narration by Tilda Swinton, this epic 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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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

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

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UA Pavilions 6:30 PM

Strange things are afoot in Bacurau: The remote Brazilian village has suddenly begun disappearing from satellite maps just as it’s coming under siege from a mysterious group of foreigners in this Cannes Jury Prize–winning thriller that combines surrealism with social commentary....

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Sie FilmCenter DFF 6:30 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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Lyric - Fort Collins 6:30 PM

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

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Sie FilmCenter DFF 6:45 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 6:45 PM

In this pungent pyschological thriller, Hunter is a model housewife and mother-to-be. Until, that is, she begins compulsively swallowing things unfit for consumption: a marble here, a thumbtack there. As her condition worsens, so does her family’s determination to control it—and her....

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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 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

In 1862, daredevil balloon pilot Amelia Wren (Felicity Jones) teamed up with pioneering meteorologist James Glaisher (Eddie Redmayne) to study the weather—flying higher than anyone in history in the process. This thrilling adventure pits human grit and ingenuity against increasingly thin air....

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UA Pavilions 7:00 PM

Longtime fest guest Bob Byington is back with this hilariously cynical, occasionally hopeful comedy about a substitute high-school teacher who finds herself briefly incarcerated after a fling with a student. Turns out the worst thing that ever happens to you can also be the best thing....

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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 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 7:30 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 8:00 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 8:00 PM

The Cinematic Shakespeare Company is back to put its comedic stamp on the last installment of the original Star Wars trilogy: The Jedi Doth Return! Join Denver's finest Shakespearean actors as they bring to life the epic conclusion to the story you know and love. Star Wars Shakespeare has been packi...

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Festival Annex 8:30 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 8:45 PM

Upon its release in 1995, Showgirls was a notorious failure. Today, however, Paul Verhoeven’s salacious look at the lives of Vegas strippers is itself getting another look from critics. Jeffrey McHale’s thoroughly delightful documentary examines its journey from flop to alt-classic....

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UA Pavilions 9:00 PM

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 9:00 PM

Spanish director Miguel Llansó proves that a pastiche of retro B-movie genres can, in the right hands, result in arthouse transcendence. This gonzo sci-fi spy flick has it all: romance, danger, political intrigue, scientific experiments, time travel, kung fu, holograms, and delicious pizza....

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UA Pavilions 9:15 PM

This harrowing documentary follows the Ochoa family as they run a private ambulance service in Mexico City. In a sprawling metropolis that’s home to 9 million people but fewer than 50 public ambulances, they compete with other for-profit EMTs for patients while struggling with their own ills....

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Sie FilmCenter DFF 9:15 PM

Consider this your trigger warning. Depicting 1970s Hamburg as a lurid, squalid pit of iniquity, director Fatih Akin (Head On, DFF27; In the Fade, DFF40) brings the crimes of real-life, low-life German serial killer Fritz Honka to the big screen in unrelentingly grisly detail....

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Sie FilmCenter DFF 9:30 PM

For sheer atmosphere, there’s no topping the stylized hellscape in which Kazakh writer/director Adilkhan Yerzhanov’s enigmatic yet enthralling vision of the apocalypse takes place. It’s grounded in mythology—but its parallels to the realities we currently face couldn’t be more clear....

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UA Pavilions 9:30 PM

This comedic homage to kids who documented their childhoods with camcorders charms with anthology-style snippets of young Ralph’s family life, news bytes, infomercials, and forbidden Skinemax movies. It’s a pitch-perfect pastiche of ’80-era VHS tapes that have been repeatedly recorded over....

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UA Pavilions 9:30 PM

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

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