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Addison Groove - Changa
United Kingdom 2017 3 min.

A warped and wonderful journey through malleable bodies and groovy, preternatural dance moves.

Afghan Cycles
Afghanistan 2018 89 min.

Some heroes fly, others pedal. This stirring documentary profiles a group of young Afghan women who dare to ride bicycles against all odds—flying indeed in the face of a patriarchal society that continues to insist their place is in the home.

Switzerland 2017 11 min.

In a modern-day airport, the flow of passengers is broken by sudden irregularities.

All Sounds Considered
France 2018 96 min.

Made by local filmmakers Goran Vejvoda and Florence Müller, this experimental documentary explores the states of sound and silence, inviting viewers to enter the world of contemporary sonic media with an open ear.

All These Creatures
Australia 2018 13 min.

An adolescent boy attempts to sort out his memories of a mysterious infestation, the unraveling of his father, and the little creatures inside us all.

USA 2018 76 min.

Jocular and wrenching by turns, this poignant documentary centers on the plight of a young circus performer in Mexico and his brothers as they put their dreams for life on hold to care for their grandmother, América—who at 93 has more life of her own in her than even advanced dementia can contain.

Iran 2018 106 min.

Amir’s adult sister is determined to to break away from their parents, who are desperate to keep her home. His friend’s ex-wife is threatening to leave with their son. And somehow, Amir has become embroiled in both conflicts. But he faces his own problems in this slice-of-life drama from Iran.

An Evening with Barbara Hammer
67 min.

Barbara Hammer is an award-winning visual artist working primarily in film and video. She is renowned for creating the earliest and most extensive body of avant-garde films on lesbian life and sexuality.

The Angel
Argentina 2018 119 min.

As unabashedly stylish as its subject purportedly was, this dramatization of the life and crimes of Argentinian robber and serial killer Carlos Robledo Puch (who remains in prison today) examines the perverse sway beauty can hold over our sense of morality. Pedro Almodóvar co-produced.

Ankathie Koi - Hurricane
Mexico 2018 4 min.

Hurricane tells the story of a woman who wants to live the life she fought for.

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.

Another Day of Life
Poland 2018 85 min.

Mixing documentary footage and animation to startling effect, this account of late Polish journalist Ryszard Kapuscinski’s days on the front lines of the Angolan civil war in the 1970s is as enlightening with respect to a conflict few Americans today understand as it is heart-poundingly engrossing.

Applied Pressure
USA 2018 6 min.

Ease the pain of past physical and mental distress.

The Ark of Disperata
Italy 2017 110 min.

A crumbling village in southern Italy sets the stage for bumbling redemption in this comedy about a woebegone, poetry-loving mayor seeking to revitalize his community with the unlikely help of two would-be mobsters. Waking Ned Devine meets We Bought a Zoo.

ArtHyve: Archives as Muse
60 min.

ArtHyve's Archives As Muse is back! This year, ArtHyve selected artists to work with Archived Orphan Films/home movies to create a new work that in turn demystifies archives.

As Needed
Italy 2018 92 min.

This feel-good foodie flick from Italy sustains to the last bite. A kitchen maestro with a bad-boy past emerges from prison hoping to resume his career—but first he must complete his community service by chaperoning a cook with Asperger’s en route to the finals of a top competition.

Ash Is Purest White
China 2018 136 min.

Qiao is in love with Bin, a local mobster. During a fight between rival gangs, she fires a gun to protect him, which earns her five years in prison. Upon her release, she goes looking for Bin to pick up where they left off in this provocative tale of love in a rapidly changing China.

At War
France 2018 113 min.

Despite record profits on the backs of their already-struggling labor pool, the managers of Perrin Industries plan to shut down a French factory that employs 1,100. This fiery portrayal of workers on strike puts viewers in the thick of the battle between the little guy and the powers that be.

Aurora Borealis
Hungary 2017 105 min.

In this thought-provoking drama from Hungary, Mária hovers between life and death when her daughter Olga discovers that her mother has a secret—a secret that takes them all the way back to the war. And we discover that—for families and nations alike—the future depends on our reckoning with the past.

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.

Back Home
Poland 2018 106 min.

20-year-old Urszula has managed to escape from her pimp and return, beaten and bruised, to her home. But everyone in her conservative community—including her parents, siblings, and priest—seem determined to punish her sins both real and imagined in this grim study of a pious Polish town.

Bathtubs Over Broadway
USA 2018 87 min.

On assignment to scour bargain-bin vinyl for a Late Night with David Letterman segment, comedy writer Steve Young discovered a long-lost genre: the corporate musical. His fanboy obsession unfolds in this rollicking documentary with appearances by Letterman, Martin Short, and Jello Biafra.

The Beaning
USA 2017 10 min.

This experimental documentary explores a sinister theory surrounding the death of baseball player Ray Chapman in 1920 and the subsequent rise of the Yankee dynasty.

Becoming Astrid
Sweden 2018 123 min.

This charming biopic acquaints viewers with Swedish author Astrid Ericsson as a young adult—before she became Astrid Lindgren and created the flame-haired, supernaturally strong, and internationally beloved children's-book character Pippi Longstocking.

Behind the Curve
USA 2018 97 min.

At once highly entertaining and deeply unsettling, Daniel J. Clark’s journey into the center of the Flat Earth movement—where the conspiracy theory’s charismatic true believers dwell among the scientists who have a few choice words for them—couldn’t be timelier.

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.

DFF41 Spotlight: Ben is Back
USA 2018 103 min.

Julia Roberts and Lucas Hedges star with Courtney B. Vance in this emotionally complex, character-driven drama about a day in the life of a family surprised on Christmas Eve by the return from rehab of their 19-year-old son, an addict whose past—if it is past—continues to haunt them all.

Bet on Revenge
Hungary 2017 122 min.

Which is sweeter—love or revenge? That’s the rub in this ripping Hungarian period drama about a dashing rake named Erno whose nemesis—a baron who killed Erno’s father and usurped the family estate—is now his rival in a horse race. But will humiliating his foe mean losing the baron’s daughter?

The Biggest Little Farm
USA 2018 91 min.

Hard lessons await John and Molly Chester as they leave Los Angeles to build a biodynamic farm amid the Ventura County foothills in this eloquent, exquisitely shot documentary, which stands a testament to the power of Mother Nature and the human spirit alike. And also to the awesomeness of pigs.

Birds of Passage
Colombia 2018 125 min.

This epic follow-up to Embrace of the Serpent (DFF38) depicts the origins of the Colombian drug trade. When an indigenous family begins selling marijuana to Americans in the 1970s, greed and passion collide and a fratricidal war breaks out, risking ancestral ways of life, and actual lives.

Birds Without Feathers
USA 2018 87 min.

Wendy McColm directs and stars in this poignant dark comedy about six misfits in desperate search of connection, including a would-be Instagram star, a stand-up with stage fright, a struggling self-help guru, and a Russian pseudo-cowboy obsessed with Jeff Goldblum.

Black Mother
USA 2018 77 min.

Part cinematic baptism, part audiovisual love letter to Jamaica, this artistic and evocative documentary offers a collective portrait of the island’s inhabitants as they ruminate on their own lives, struggles, and feelings for their homeland.

Blind Mice
USA 2018 9 min.

A con fresh out of prison gets back in the game.

Blockchain 101: Presented by SingularDTV
60 min.

Blockchain: a word most of us are vaguely familiar with yet embarrassed to admit we don’t know the meaning of—much less understand how it applies to our everyday lives. Is Blockchain bitcoin? Is it a video game or new app? What does it block? Can it be used to buy and sell things?

Bloeistraat 11
Belgium 2018 10 min.

Inseparable best friends spend their last summer holiday of childhood amusing themselves around the house.

Blossom Valley
Hungary 2018 83 min.

In this audacious, genre-bending road movie from Hungary, bored 20-year-old Bianka decides to steal a baby. Now she only needs a getaway plan and a willing father figure—whom she finds in Laci, a mentally disabled but gentle soul who’s determined to protect his newfound family on the run.

Sweden 2018 108 min.

In this grippingly surreal romantic thriller co-adapted by the author of Let the Right One In from his own work, deformed Tina’s uncanny sense of smell makes her popular at her job in customs—if nowhere else. Then she meets Vore. He’s the right one, but is letting him in dangerously wrong?

Born in the Maelstrom
Canada 2018 28 min.

An impressionistic portrait of a young biracial woman named Rebecca as she struggles to find her identity in a world shaped by her black mother’s painful past.

Boy Erased
USA 2018 114 min.

Teenager Jared is the loving, dutiful son of a Baptist preacher (Russell Crowe) and an equally devout wife (Nicole Kidman)—until, that is, he’s outed and forced into a gay-conversion program in Joel Edgerton’s emotional adaptation of Garrard Conley’s namesake memoir.

Australia 2018 6 min.

An experimental musician needs to go through pain to compose her next piece.

Breaking the Bee
USA 2018 96 min.

This utterly enchanting documentary explores the two-decade sweep of the Scripps National Spelling Bee by Indian-American children on both the cultural and individual level: What drives these young phenoms, and what do their trials and triumphs reveal about the American democratic experiment?

Briffaut - Feeling Good
USA 2018 4 min.

Briffaut, a Colorado local band, seeks the source of pleasure as its members embark on a cinematic journey through an alien landscape.

Budapest Noir
Hungary 2017 95 min.

The title says it all in this crime story from Hungary set in 1936, replete with dead ingenues, dead politicans, nefarious politicians, and a cynical reporter forced to navigate the seedy underbelly of the city to find out who’s standing between him and the truth—and why.

South Korea 2018 148 min.

In this slow-burning romantic thriller from South Korea (with nods to The Great Gatsby), an introvert’s frustrations are exacerbated by his entrance into a love triangle with a spirited young woman and her wealthy, mysterious boyfriend—only to come to a boil when she disappears.

The Butler
Poland 2018 150 min.

In this romantic epic from Polish director Filip Bajon, the shifting fortunes and steadfast passions of the von Krauss family unfold against a backdrop of world wars spanning five decades.

Turkey 2018 117 min.

From the chrysalis of a wacky road comedy emerges a butterfly of a family drama—beautifully fragile and strange—as three siblings return to the dusty Turkish village of their youth to reunite with a father they haven’t seen in decades. (These days their family nest contains some rare chickens.)

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