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An inmate endures long-term isolation within a prison's solitary confinement unit.
Two Screenings Only!
Friday & Saturday, February 17th at 18th at 7pm
ENDS THURSDAY 12/15/16 at the Sie FilmCenter.
One Night Only! Tuesday, December 13th at 7pm.
Skype Q&A with director after the screening!
Winner of The Maysles Brothers Award for Best Documentary Film at the 39th Denver Film Festival.
ENDS THURSDAY 12/22/17.
Trace Bundy, known to his fans as the Acoustic Ninja, has never been interested in the fame and glamour offered by the mainstream music industry. Yet the self-represented Louisville, Colorado, resident has managed to acquire international acclaim and tour frequently.
In an era of rampant digitization, Foley is the increasingly unsung craft of post-production sound-effects creation. This fascinating documentary follows its leading artists to show you how they “paint pictures with sound,” enhancing critical cinematic moments.
Howard Hankins is a builder and an entrepreneur. And he has 42 giant busts of the presidents of the United States decaying on his Virginia farm.
ENDS THURSDAY 12/8/2016.
The myriad threads of our musical tapestry—from a Hopi snake dance to a Tejana tango to a Cajun anthem—are displayed in part two of a documentary series on the American songbook produced by T Bone Burnett, Robert Redford and Jack White.
Part one of a trilogy produced by T Bone Burnett, Robert Redford and Jack White, this stirring documentary brings the stories of long-forgotten folk singers from Appalachia and the Deep South—from bygone coal mines, cotton fields and gospel choirs—back to life.
Some of today’s greatest musicians come together to record on a historic, one-of-a-kind piece of equipment from the 1920s in this joyful celebration of America’s musical heritage, the final segment of a trilogy produced by T Bone Burnett, Robert Redford and Jack White.
A Korean Marilyn Monroe wanders the City of Angels and confronts her past.
When Dan and Mary discover their vacation home is haunted, Dan hires an exorcist. But after a week of booze-fueled ghost hunting with his increasingly unhinged spirit whisperer, Dan discovers that ridding his house of evil won’t be as easy as he had hoped in this darkly comic horror flick.
Part of An Evening with Saul Levine, this highlight from Mr. Levine's filmography exemplifies his use of celluloid to create personal cinema, which heavily influenced the avant-garde movement of the 20th century.
The owner of Bang! Records, Bert Berns produced some of the 1960s’ greatest hits, including “Piece of My Heart” and “Hang on Sloopy,” and launched the careers of Van Morrison and Neil Diamond. He also did business with the mob. This entertaining documentary chronicles his uncommon life.
Michelle, a bright, young, legally blind woman with Asperger’s, prepares to confront “the good, the bad and the ugly” of independent living in this empowering documentary celebration of outcasts who seek to confront the “uncensored world” and discover communities that might sustain them.
A family of Ponderai Native American hunters embarks on a controversial journey from northern Montana to Yellowstone to take part in the federal culling of 900 wild bison.
In 2015, the state of Alabama closed 31 DMVs across the state. Many of these closures occurred in the Black Belt, a predominantly African-American region, directly impacting voter enfranchisement in a state that requires photo IDs at the polls.
MUST END Thursday, September 28th!
In rural Mexico, brothers David and Oscar Juarez have until sunset to turn a profit on their father’s business—or face the consequences of his belligerence.
The 1988 game between Notre Dame and the University of Miami went down in college-football history—and not only because both teams came to it undefeated. Their rivalry reached new heights when a t-shirt bearing the slogan “Catholics vs. Convicts” inflamed sociopolitical tensions.
In 2009, three gay African-American teens started a gang to defend themselves from bullying. Today the gang called Check It is over 200 strong. This passionate documentary reveals the fabulous and fierce members of the group as they learn to channel their aggression in a more positive direction.
A modern dancer shows us what’s beneath in this computer-generated stunner.
Two struggling performers have a life-changing experience after they accept help from a stranger.
Oscar-nominated actor Demian Bichir's directorial debut centers on Refugio, a young man born in the circus, who journeys from Mexico to New Orleans in search of his lost love. Bichir also stars, along with Jason Patric and Eva Longoria.
Danny Brown invites us into his Detroit home.
Haiti and the Dominican Republic share a border and compete fiercely for natural resources. In 2012, a Dominican park ranger was brutally murdered by machete as he investigated illegal Haitian coal production on protected lands. This gripping doc sheds light on the complexities of the situation.
Akin to a 1990s-era screensaver, this mature lo-fi animation pushes the boundaries.
Caught in the gears of an immigration detention center, 12-year-old Ana finds that seeking safety will cost more than she bargained for.
Some things must die to live.
Dog Power gives you an introduction to the world’s fastest sprint sled dogs, their human teammates and the incredible variety of sports man’s best friends are involved in.
ENDS THURSDAY 3/23/2017.
Everyone knows that growing up is hard, and life is no easier for high school junior Nadine (Hailee Steinfeld), who is already at peak awkwardness when her all-star older brother Darian (Blake Jenner) starts dating her best friend Krista (Haley Lu Richardson).
At the ripe age of 90, Yvonne has yet to retire from her ice-skating career. Arguably the world's oldest ice skater, she is still at the rink five days a week.
Animator and DFF alumna Laura Goldhamer returns with her patented whimsical style to feature one of Colorado’s top bands.
An old man is given the gift of ultimate knowledge—but has no way to communicate it.
This insightful documentary examines the complex personal and political issues affecting carnival workers on visa in the US. From the hardships they endure to the battles being fought in Congress to protect them, it explores the age-old conflict between workers’ rights and economic imperatives.
Director Joshua Seigel tries to find a way to keep himself from disappearing.
A boy named Sonny and a woman named Emma struggle separately to survive in a post-apocalyptic world. Emma suggests they travel together to seek out someone who may be able to help them.
A former astronaut's adjustment to civilian life is upended by the death of a young test pilot.
ENDS THURSDAY 5/18/2017.
The image of a knife penetrating fruit is just part of this exceedingly sensual clip.
Made by her son, this engrossing documentary makes sense of Franca Sozzani’s life and work as the controversial editor of Vogue Italia. Pithy commentary from Karl Lagerfeld, Baz Luhrmann and others punctuates the conversations between the filmmaker and his mother.
Your average American, Gary uploads snippets of his life onto YouTube. When his family begins to spiral into debt, what they do on camera to wipe the slate clean is shocking. Director Dean Fleischer-Camp deftly edits Gary’s video footage to create a compelling narrative of modern consumerism.
Melva takes her autistic son Benny to a Pentecostal church in Memphis, seeking an alternative to the rote care his doctors have offered. But when faith healing also fails him, Melva faces a spiritual crisis. This intense, stirring drama from Jake Mahaffy is based on a true story.
A bored 1980s housewife explores her hidden fantasies at a mommies' night get-together.
A portrait of a dance instructor with her students in the Polish-American community of North Brooklyn.
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