Lights, Camera, Action!

The Starz Denver Film Festival is back — with some groovy new additions. For one, the fest will be split between its longtime home at the Starz FilmCenter on the Auraria Campus and the Denver Film Society’s new spot at Denver FilmCenter/Colfax, 2510 East Colfax Avenue, with three screens, leather stadium seating, a bar and restaurant.

Festivities kick off tonight with a screening of Rabbit Hole, based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by David Lindsay-Abaire and starring Nicole Kidman and Aaron Eckhart, at which Eckhart will receive the 2010 Excellence in Acting Award.

Other highlights include the fest’s Big Night on November 5, featuring Danny Boyle’s 127 Hours (Boyle will receive a Mayor’s Career Achievement Award that night), and Darren Aronofsky’s Black Swan as the fest’s Closing Night flick. In between, you’ll find dozens of films to choose from, plus the Turner Classic Movies multimedia exhibit; animation workshops; the “Based on a True Story” panel discussion; a “Women + Film” conversation with female producers and directors; a book signing with director George Hickenlooper (with Denver First Lady Helen Thorpe in attendance); a Mexican cinema screening; feature films and shorts made right here in Colorado; a focus on Iranian cinema; special presentations and much, much more. For a full lineup of events, ticket prices and information, visit www.denverfilm.org/festival/index.aspx.
Nov. 3-14, 2010

 
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