Film Festival Flix, a ten-city monthly indie-film tour that added Denver to its route last September, has been slowly growing an audience, says spokeswoman Nancy Oberman, whose son Benjamin came up with the concept: a film series for folks who are flustered by the sheer weight of the typical film-festival roster, which tends to include more screenings than any fan could hope to catch in a few days’ time. Considering how Mr. Oberman bends over backward to expose the little cinematic gems that often get lost in the film-fest shuffle — by adding interactive elements and bringing in speakers and celebs — that shouldn’t come as a surprise.
Tonight’s offering, the Italian film A Secret Promise, fesatures an entourage, including its handsome soap star, heartthrob Victor Alfieri. “He’s very charming and lives up to the hype,” says Nancy Oberman, who met him last May. “And he is even more gorgeous than his pictures!” That will come in handy, since after a spaghetti-and-meatballs spread put together by the restaurant at the fest’s local home, Comedy Works South, film-goers will be treated to a dessert reception and red-carpet photo ops with the debonair Alfieri, who — natch! — plays a rich playboy in the movie.