Algeria, 1994. In the midst of civil war, two longtime friends and police officers set off on a quest, crossing the Sahara in search of Abou Leila, a terrorist on the run. What they discover about themselves, however, may prove far more dangerous in this fever dream of a war drama.
Somewhere in Eastern Europe, Young runs away from her depressing hometown. That’s how she meets Skinny, who lives in a camper and breaks the law. Their journey leads them in eerie directions.
Friendships aren’t always easy, as Samia, a young woman pregnant out of wedlock, finds when she’s grudgingly taken in by Abla, a single mother and grieving widow. But in this quietly stirring Moroccan drama, both women have something to learn through their improbable sisterhood.
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.
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.
It began with Columbine—but, tragically, it didn’t end there. We’re talking about school shootings. Built around the DFF42 documentary After Parkland, this panel will pose a difficult question: Can films that deal with school shootings really make a difference?
Maybe 100 bad days
Three destitute pilgrims experience a strange night in the old Jewish cemetery in Zefat, where they are possessed by souls from the 16th century. Based loosely on real-life characters, this short is a combination of 2D animation with documentary footage and sound.
Just as the Amazon River flows through Brazil, so do the heritage and folklore of its musicians and composers flow through their rhythms and lyrics. This breathtaking documentary synthesizes the myriad musical styles of the region—each telling a story of the land and its people.
Rooted in New Orleans, this modern-day silent film challenges the idea of Black cinema as a new wave or movement, proposing instead a continuous thread of achievement.
The inimitable Errol Morris sits down with self-described “apocalyptic nationalist” and political strategist Steve Bannon in a documentary that will be irresistible to political junkies and blood-boiling to anyone who has deliberately avoided the news over the past few years.
It takes a village to make a movie—but when that village is Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, rather than Hollywood, the creative process can go painfully, hilariously, unforgettably awry. A heartfelt tribute to underdogs everywhere, this acclaimed 1999 documentary remains a cult favorite today.
Vincent Grenier will be presented with the 2019 Stan Brakhage Vision Award
at 7:00pm on Sunday, November 3, at the Sie FilmCenter. A reception follows in
That very night, houses will burn. Men and women will tremble. Hordes of children will come together and howl as they dance alone on the ashes like wild bears. It only takes one shout to wake them all from their slumber!
Animistica, forages around the borderlands of the horror genre. Immerse yourself in the darkness, revel in its creepiness, and celebrate the splendor of decay.
A bird loops with unmasked mirror apprehended by camera in flight.
Hope is what moves us forward. Margit and her daughter Judit become part of a hope-giving lie.
This atmospheric Cannes Grand Prix winner is equal parts creepy and romantic in its portrayal of Ada, a Senegalese woman in love with a man who has set out for Spain in search of economic opportunity. What follows is a ghost story, as she and the other women left behind become seemingly possessed.
Come mingle with filmmakers, festival insiders, and fellow lovers of movies, 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.
Ayman, a Syrian refugee in Lebanon, teaches his wife how to drive his precious car. But the lesson takes a wrong turn.
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.
A meditation on loss and the journey towards progress.
Martin is a fisherman in a small Cornish village turned vacation spot, where he’s at war with everyone: tourists, the neighbors who welcome them, even his own family. Shot in black-and-white on 16mm, this drama brings the conflict between tradition and modernity into high relief.
In post–World War II Leningrad, nurse Iya (the titular Beanpole) and former soldier Masha attempt to rebuild their lives—but the devastation of their city is nothing compared to the damage inflicted on their psyches in this crushing but beautiful Russian period drama.
One girl is determined to make a very big splash, but will she have the buoyant courage to pull it off?
Scottish artist and musician Bill Drummond is on a 12-year world tour—but instead of performing in any traditional sense, he’s baking cakes and shining shoes in a documentary so quirky it almost reads as parody.
Belgian co-writer/director Anke Blondé makes an impressive feature debut with this dramatic comedy, all the more affecting for being unsentimental, about a woman on the edge of losing everything—and finding herself in the process.
Prepare to be electrified at the Festival Annex by this screening of award-winning animations and special selections from the 2019 Supernova Digital Animation Festival, the only forum dedicated exclusively to the radical convergence of technology and art. Learn more at supernovadenver.com
Bishop and her boyfriend star in a trippy animated love story, exploring the obsessions and passions that help to define their relationship.
NYC’s biggest borough gets the Busby Berkeley treatment in this charmingly upbeat ode to industrial Brooklyn that will have you tapping your steel-capped toes!
As rollicking, wisecracking outlaws who can’t ride far or fast enough to escape their own infamy, Paul Newman and Robert Redford generate the chemistry that made them Hollywood legends in George Roy Hill’s semirevisionist, seriocomic Western.
Documentary and narrative fiction merge in this spellbinding experimental tale of a young woman who travels up the Amazon from her small village to the gold-mining towns of northern Peru in search of a better life, only to get caught in the trap of violence and degradation set by poverty.