If it’s November and chilly then it must be that magical time when the Starz Denver Film Festival is in town. This year’s festival is the 37th offering for this fine city. The festival kicks off today through November 23rd, screening hundreds and hundreds of foreign films, documentaries, short films and animation from all over the world. “Step into the Story” is this years theme and the festival offers all kinds of cinematic delights to do just that.

For tickets, times and more information please visit #SDFF37’s website HERE  

Here’s the rundown on all of #SDFF37’s Red Carpet films which take place at the Buell Theatre in the Denver Performing Arts Complex
14th and Curtis Streets. Paid parking is available in the Denver Performing Arts Complex garage or in downtown surface lots. Lobby opens at 7pm and program starts at 8pm

OPENING NIGHT 

Wednesday, Nov 12th

5 TO 7

Courtesy of IFC Films

Courtesy of IFC Films

Written & Directed by Victor Levin

Set in Manhattan, city of chance encounters, Victor Levin’s debut feature is a refreshingly modern look at the affair that develops after aspiring young writer Brian (Anton Yelchin in a strong performance) inadvertently meets Arielle (Berenice Marlohe), the sophisticated wife of a French diplomat.

Besides Yelchin and Marlohe, the film also features Glenn Close, Frank Langella, Olivia Thirlby and Jeyln deBoar.

Director Victor Levin will be in attendance for the Red Carpet premiere.

BIG NIGHT 

Saturday, Nov 15th

IMITATION GAME

Courtesy of Weinstein Company

Courtesy of Weinstein Company

A likely Oscar contender, Benedict Cumberbatch (TV’s Sherlock) stars in this tense biopic of Alan Turing, pioneer of modern computing and the man who cracked the Germans’ Enigma code during WWII. A determined savant, Turing was not only good at cracking secrets, but also at keeping them.

Imagine The Social Network set in the 30’s England. Norwegian director Moretn Tyldum (the criminally underseen Headhunters) makes his English-language directed a talented cat led by Cmberbatch and the marvelous Kiera Knightley, from all them Pirate movies.

Sorry, but Benedict will not be in attendance as the festival could not secure enough barricades to keep his adoring fans at a safe distance.

 CLOSING NIGHT

Saturday, Nov. 22nd

LIKE SUNDAY, LIKE RAIN

Courtesy of Monterey Media

Courtesy of Monterey Media

Leighton Meester (TV’s Gossip Girl) plays Eleanor, who’s homeless and jobless after breaking up with her rocker boyfriend (Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong). She forms an unlikely friendship with a 12-year-old musical prodigy who lives in a castle. It proves to be a harmonious alliance.

Actor/writer/director Frank Whaley (Career Opportunities) reveals a sensitive side in his latest feature, a tale of isolation-turned-friendship across class and age lines.

Frank will be in attendance for a post-screening Q&A.

 

Stay tuned every few days as we will highlight films that you need to see at this years 37th Starz Denver Film Festival.

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