Now in its second season, the B-Sides film series at the Denver Film Center digs up and plays some kitschier movies of the last few decades as companions to this summer's Film on the Rocks' picks.
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For each movie shown at Red Rocks, B-Sides will offer a similar film at the Denver Film Center -- like next week's Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World and its B-Side companion, Speed Racer -- with picks connected by director, actor, time period, or theme.
"Film On The Rocks is based some really fantastic cult films that speak to a wider audience, and B-sides plays off of that," says Keith Garcia, programming manager for Denver Film Center. Often, the B-Side showing acts as a trial run for future Film on the Rocks picks, gauging crowd interest in out-of-the-ordinary favorites for future outdoor screenings.
Garcia also says that the idea of running these films for several days at a time gives people more of a chance to grab a showing of an old favorite during the week, unlike Film on the Rocks, which is more of a full-fledged event. For a full list of B-Side showings or to purchase tickets, visit www.denverfilm.org or call 303-595-3456.