Film Programs

Sheila K. O’Brien Spotlight on UK/Ireland Cinema

In recognizing the myriad talents and achievements within the U.K. and Ireland film industries, the Sheila K. O’Brien Spotlight will be presented annually during the Denver Film Festival. We aim to take a look at the diverse and compelling cinematic works of our country’s closest allies across the Atlantic. This year’s section includes offerings from our Late Night, Documentary, and Contemporary World Cinema sections.

Anna and the Apocalypse
United Kingdom 2017 92 min.

Just in time for Christmas, the apocalypse has begun, and the undead are descending on the sleepy Scottish town of Little Haven. Now teenaged Anna and her friends must fight—not to mention sing and dance—to survive in this zany, candy-colored zombie holiday musical.

Being Frank: The Chris Sievey Story
United Kingdom 2018 101 min.

Meet the real-life oddball whose story inspired the 2014 black comedy Frank. Over the course of two decades, almost-famous musician-turned-provocateur in papier-mâché head Chris Sievey lost himself in the very performance art that garnered him a cult following. This is his tragicomic truth.

Old Boys
United Kingdom 2017 96 min.

Cyrano de Bergerac goes to British boarding school in this charming update of the classic French comedy set in the 1980s, starring The End of the F***cking World’s Alex Lawther as an egghead who’s helping the handsome but dim-bulbed school hero to pursue a beautiful girl. Or is he?

Postcards from the 48%
United Kingdom 2018 114 min.

Made by and featuring voters who elected to remain in the European Union, this enlightening documentary about Brexit explores why 48 percent of United Kingdom residents have continued their fight against the momentous decision—against all odds.

Swimming With Men
United Kingdom 2018 103 min.

In this heartfelt dramatic comedy based on a true story, bored and possibly cuckolded accountant Eric (Rob Brydon, The Trip) is circling the drain of life—until, that is, he’s thrown a most-unexpected rope in the form of a synchronized swimming team for middle-aged males.

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