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Mayor of the Sunset Strip screening tonight to feature George Hickenlooper Award winner

Mayor of the Sunset Strip screening tonight to feature George Hickenlooper Award winner

George Hickenlooper, seen here with a certain President of the United States, died during the 2010 Starz Denver Film Festival -- and now, the George Hickenlooper Honorary Award is one of the most prestigious prizes at the event. This year's winner, cinematographer Kramer Morgenthau, will be feted at tonight's 7 p.m. UA Pavilions screening of a film he shot for Hickenlooper: Mayor of the Sunset Strip, an entertaining and weird documentary focusing on rock-scene oddball Rodney Bingenheimer.

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Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper, George's cousin, has recorded a special video introduction for the event, with Colorado Film Commissioner Donald Zuckerman slated to recognize Morgenthau, whose latest film is a little flick called Thor: The Dark World.

Click here for more information about tonight's screening, and look below to see a Mayor of the Sunset Strip preview.

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