There's something about celluloid that captures things no other medium can, explains Christopher May. So when he started noticing film festivals getting rid of their 16 mm projection, he decided to found the International Experimental Cinema Exposition, aka TIE. Along with experimental filmmaking ic ... More >>
After his house was foreclosed on, Baltimore burlesque performer Paco Fish decided to seize the circumstance and pursue his dreams. So the performer took the plunge and moved into his van, then embarked on a 52-week Burlesque Vanguard Tour across the country, taking along a variety of characters and ... More >>
Set in the depths of a Denver recession, Manuel Ramos' new novel follows Gus Corral as he gets caught up in a gritty world of warring gangs, murder and a missing religious artifact. Out now on Arte Público Press, Desperado: A Mile High Noir uses the North Side of Denver as the backdrop for a thrill ... More >>
This week's free offerings are all about freedom -- or at least escape. You can travel with Keanu Reeves to the surf culture of Point Break, try to develop an Everybody Loves Raymond-type sitcom in Russia, or head out into space -- all without leaving Denver, or spending a dime. Read on for our thre ... More >>
When filmmaker Alex Cox finished shooting Repo Man in 1983, the first thing he did with the left-over money was option the film rights to the science fiction novel Bill, the Galactic Hero. Now both projects are back in the spotlight. The Criterion Collection recently released a Blu-Ray edition of th ... More >>
As the University of Colorado at Boulder's International Film Series kicks off its spring series tonight, you might notice a slight shift in the force. Longtime IFS director Pablo Kjolseth, one of the area's last holdouts in the 35mm-or-digital debate over quality of film experience -- area is consi ... More >>
New York Times chief film critic Manohla Dargis once said Phil Solomon "makes films that look like no others I've seen." When asked to describe his own work, Solomon pensively characterizes it as "something like moving, poetic, musical paintings." While we may never have a consensus on how to classi ... More >>
Denver has zombie walks, zombie proms, zombie races, zombie car washes and zombie fashion shows, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that a pair of Denver filmmakers have launched an ambitious zombie documentary. Alexandre O. Philippe and Robert Muratore, the pair behind the Star Wars doc The People ... More >>
George Lucas made Star Wars. Steven Spielberg made E.T. It took both of them working together to make Raiders of the Lost Ark. Expect a similar level of awesome when two great powers in the local film scene -- the new-to-Colorado Alamo Drafthouse Cinema (which will open its first Colorado location i ... More >>
Science fiction isn't for everyone. But those who get it, really get it. "Comics and sci-fi are the new archetypes of our culture, we relate to Star Wars and Stan Lee's characters; we've created new mythologies through them," says Dan Landes, restaurateur and self confessed sci-fi geek. And this Fri ... More >>
Only an asshole gets killed for a car (the Repo Code). The International Film Series at the University of Colorado in Boulder will show a series of films by director Alex Cox over the next few weeks; Cox teaches screenwriting and film production at the school. And while all of his movies, like Sid ... More >>
Alex Cox, who wrote and directed cult favorites like Repo Man and Sid & Nancy, is joining CU-Boulder's film studies faculty this fall and will teach screenwriting and film production, as the Daily Camera reported. Cox, who grew up England, studied film at UCLA, then lived in Mexico and Spain ... More >>
Grand Junction's hometown paper. Grand Junction's Daily Sentinel is the very sort of newspaper that seems to be doing well -- or at least not tanking -- in today's challenging print-journalism environment. Thanks to the energy industry and the success entrepreneurs have had at marketing the area a ... More >>
Herod's Law sharply skewers dirty Mexican politics.
Lars von Trier delivers the Icelandic pop icon as a simple and tragic Dancer in the Dark.
Never mind the rumors; here's the Sex Pistols.
Denver's early punk rock pioneers are remembered