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Venue

Ellie Caulkins Opera House

Festival Annex

Sie FilmCenter DFF

Sie FilmCenter DFF

Sie FilmCenter DFF

UA Pavilions

UA Pavilions

UA Pavilions

UA Pavilions

UA Pavilions

UA Pavilions

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Stars

1:45pm/120min

Macario

4:30pm/91min

Withnail & I

7:00pm/107min

Discreet

9:30pm/81min

A Ciambra

3:45pm/118min

Ismael's Ghosts

6:30pm/114min

Under the Tree

9:00pm/89min

Song of Granite

4:00pm/104min

Music Video Mixtape

6:45pm/86min

Ramen Heads

9:15pm/93min

Scaffolding

1:45pm/90min

Fortunata

4:00pm/103min

And Then I Go

6:45pm/99min

When God Sleeps

2:00pm/88min

AlphaGo

4:15pm/90min

In the Blood

6:30pm/114min

Venus

9:15pm/80min

Western

3:45pm/119min

Shorts 2

6:30pm/89min

Shorts 3

9:15pm/91min

Amok

4:00pm/108min

The Dragon Defense

9:30pm/80min

I'm a Killer

1:30pm/117min

We are Jews from Breslau

4:15pm/113min

The Endless

7:00pm/111min

A Wedding

3:45pm/98min

Disappearance

9:15pm/89min

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UA Pavilions 1:30 PM

Based on real-life events in 1970s Poland, this absorbing psychological drama follows Janusz, a politically vulnerable detective who fears he has arrested the wrong man for the deadly crimes of the "Vampire of Zaglebie.” As the career pressures build, will he have the courage to do the right thing?...

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Sie FilmCenter DFF 1:45 PM

Bubi, aka Jan Banas, was a soccer legend in his adopted Poland in the 1960s and 1970s. This thrilling biopic by Polish filmmaker and DFF tribute guest Jan Kidawa-Blonski is at once a love story, a cautionary tale of friendship and an epic fable of triumph and defeat....

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UA Pavilions 1:45 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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UA Pavilions 2:00 PM

Iranian rapper Shahin Najafi was forced to flee his home after hardline clerics issued a fatwa against him for his provocative music. This gripping documentary follows him as he risks everything to return to the stage—while falling for a woman whose family is part of the regime that wants him dead....

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

Pio Amato is desperate to grow up fast. He drinks, smokes and follows his older brother Cosimo everywhere, learning the skills necessary for life on the streets. But when Cosimo disappears, Pio's would-be manhood is put to the test in this gritty coming-of-age drama, Italy’s 2018 Oscars nominee....

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

Immerse yourself in the beauty of Irish folk music with this graceful biopic, which examines the life of legendary 20th-century singer Joe Heaney even as it paints a thoughtful portrait of The Emerald Isle itself, celebrating its culture and its artists....

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UA Pavilions 4:00 PM

Harried single mom Fortunata wants to rid herself of an abusive husband, a stressful life in Rome and demons from her past. Her big dream is to open her own beauty salon—but she's not quite as lucky as her name implies. Jasmine Trinca earned kudos at Cannes as the heroine of this Italian melodrama....

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UA Pavilions 4:15 PM

This documentary introduces viewers to a group of Jewish Holocaust survivors who are bridging past and present by connecting with a group of youth against the backdrop of rising anti-Semitism and nationalism in Europe....

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UA Pavilions 4:15 PM

The ancient Chinese game called Go is said to have more board configurations than there are atoms in the universe—making it an epic battleground for human versus artificial intelligence. This fascinating documentary invites you to a challenge match between a famed Go master and a computer program....

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Sie FilmCenter DFF 4:30 PM

In this comitragic 1960 folk tale from Mexico—screening as part of a three-film retrospective of the great Mexican cinematographer Gabriel Figueroa—a peasant named Macario is granted the power to heal the sick by Death in the flesh. But there’s a catch that could itself prove fatal....

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Festival Annex 6:30 PM

Come join the Denver Project for Humanistic Inquiry's panel of philosophers and experts for a thought-provoking discussion of the nature of intelligence, mind and emotion in Greg Kohs' gripping documentary AlphaGo....

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UA Pavilions 6:30 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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UA Pavilions 6:30 PM

This period drama is set in 1939 in a village on the German-Polish border, where the residents of a tenement endure the specter of war. When a journalist on assignment embeds himself in their building, their secrets begin to surface, intertwined with a mysterious Jewish beauty named Róza....

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UA Pavilions 6:30 PM

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

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Sie FilmCenter DFF 6:30 PM

Mathieu Amalric, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Marion Cotillard star in this meta–romantic thriller from France about a filmmaker caught in a triangle between his current love and a woman from his past—who happens to have been presumed dead for 20 years....

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UA Pavilions 6:45 PM

A mother with advanced Parkinson's disease fights for control of her life, while her son struggles with his sexual identity amid the violence of Alberta's oil-field work camps. This tender yet heartbreaking drama follows a family's fight for survival in the face of illness, guilt and grief....

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Sie FilmCenter DFF 6:45 PM

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

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UA Pavilions 6:45 PM

In this taut, sensitive portrayal of teenage alienation, bullied eighth-grader Edwin is pressured by his only friend into a plot for revenge. Hope rises when an empathetic teacher recognizes his drawing skills—but as the stresses he faces continue to mount, catastrophe seems inevitable....

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UA Pavilions 7:00 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 7:00 PM

Two unemployed actors—the acerbic, elegantly wasted Withnail (Richard E. Grant) and the anxiety-ridden "I" (Paul McGann)—escape London only to realize they've gone on holiday by mistake in English writer-director Bruce Robinson's hilarious, semi-autobiographical 1987 cult comedy....

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Ellie Caulkins Opera House 7:00 PM

Written and directed with pizzazz by the inimitable Aaron Sorkin, this drama is based on the true story of Molly Bloom, a Colorado-bred Olympic-class skier who ran a high-stakes poker game for the rich and famous until the FBI caught up with her. To join the Wish of a Lifetime after party pur...

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Sie FilmCenter DFF 9:00 PM

In this pitch-black comedy of manners, Atli's wife throws him out and forbids him to see his daughter, while his parents engage in a slow-burning dispute with the neighbors. As the two stories of sleek, bleak suburbia merge, the notoriously dark worldview of Icelandic cinema comes into focus....

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Sie FilmCenter DFF 9:15 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 9:15 PM

A dark and surreal mix of late-night shorts....

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UA Pavilions 9:15 PM

An open casting call for an erotic film based on real-life sexual experiences takes a curious turn when 100 women show up and begin to take command of the auditioning process in this Danish documentary, by turns amusing, frank and contemplative....

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UA Pavilions 9:15 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 9:30 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 9:30 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 9:30 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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