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ACORN and the Firestorm
USA 2017 84 min.

Once America's largest grassroots community-organizing group, ACORN became a major player in the 2008 presidential election that resulted in Obama's victory. It also became a lightning rod for controversies that reverberate throughout today's toxic political atmosphere, as this documentary shows.

Across the Waters
Denmark 2016 94 min.

Unsure of whom they can trust, a Jewish musician and his family make a frantic escape from Nazi-occupied Denmark in this hair-raising story of survival based on real-life events.

Acts & Intermissions
USA 2017 58 min.

This experimental documentary uses the life of radical activist Emma Goldman to explore the resurgence of protest in the 21st century. Weaving archive and contemporary footage with reenactments, it exposes the continual conflicts between labor and property, revolutionary purity and personal freedom.

Adam Prince King - Flamingos
United Kingdom 2017 4 min.

A pastel palette of DIY fashion and dancing comprise Adam Prince King’s stylish music video.

Afternoon Clouds
India 2016 13 min.

Malti is a Nepali maid who lives with her employer, 60-year-old widow Kaki. One afternoon at the house, where a flower blossoms on the balcony, she unexpectedly meets a boy from her hometown.

USA 2017 90 min.

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.

Poland 2017 108 min.

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.

Amy & Sophia
United Kingdom 2017 89 min.

An unlikely friendship forms when two troubled girls, haunted by their past, forge a shared future by using art as an escape from the present in this magical-realist drama.

An Evening with Robert Beavers
80 min.

New York Times film critic Manohla Dargis called Robert Beavers’ Notes From the Notebook of… a “48-minute masterpiece ... elegant, beautiful, complex and austere.” Beavers will be presented with the 2017 Stan Brakhage Vision Award prior to its screening; a reception will follow.

And Then I Go
USA 2017 99 min.

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.

Iran 2017 15 min.

A man who wants to cross the border disguises himself as a ram.

Awards Brunch
120 min.

Come mingle with filmmakers, festival insiders and fellow movie lovers over mimosas and Bloody Marys at the Denver Film Festival Awards Brunch, a sit-down-affair at the Festival Annex that will include the announcement of this year's award winners.

Bad Lucky Goat
Colombia 2017 76 min.

When they accidentally run over a goat and wreck their parents' truck, bickering siblings Corn and Rita spend the next 24 hours attempting to barter and bluff their way out of trouble. An unhurried, charmingly offbeat comedy of errors set against a ramshackle but music-filled Caribbean backdrop.

The Ballad of Lefty Brown
USA 2017 111 min.

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.

USA 2016 6 min.

Cleveland, Ohio, attempts to overcome its nickname—The Mistake by the Lake—by launching a bunch of balloons.

Be Prepared
Poland 2017 85 min.

Scouts and hooligans conspire and clash at summer camp in this psychological thriller, in which Polish director Robert Glinski combines the aesthetics of home video and smartphone technology to probe the secret lives of young men as they learn how to contend with authority figures and enemies alike.

Beauty and the Dogs
Tunisia 2017 100 min.

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.

Bernard and Huey
USA 2017 91 min.

An old screenplay by legendary cartoonist and author Jules Feiffer has been resurrected for this astute comedy about two old friends who reconnect only to attempt to seduce the women in one another's lives. Starring Jim Rash (Community) and David Koechner (Anchorman).

Big Surf
USA 2017 7 min.

March 12, 1928: the sound a horse makes as it's drowning.

Bill Nye: Science Guy
USA 2017 101 min.

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.

The Birdie
Russia 2015 3 min.

Teaming up makes everything easier for a birdie and a hippo.

Bishop Briggs - The Way I Do
USA 2017 4 min.

Bishop Briggs is anything but mellow surrounded by yellow.

Breaking the Waves
Denmark 1996 159 min.

Danish auteur Lars von Trier's 1996 masterpiece stars Emily Watson as a deeply religious naïf who believes she's doing God's work through sex—a view not shared by her pious community. This devastating exploration of faith and sacrifice is also one of the most remarkable love stories you'll ever see.

Bucking Long Odds
60 min.

Filmmakers Aaron and Amanda Kopp join Robert Denerstein to discuss how their magical, moving African fable-within-a-documentary Liyana originated and what challenges they faced in producing it. This is a rare opportunity to trace the evolution of a film from beginning to completion.

The Burden
Sweden 2017 14 min.

This musical with apocalyptic undertones is divided into four episodes, which take place in a supermarket, an extended-stay hotel, a call center and a hamburger restaurant.

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