"The Last Station."In 2007 and 2008, the Starz Film Festival's annual "Big Night" presentation truly lived up to its name, screening Juno, a smart, sharp-tongued charmer that went on to become an unlikely left-field smash (and earn screenwriter Diablo Cody an Oscar), and Slumdog Millionaire, ... More >>
"Precious" director Lee Daniels got emotional. Not fake emotional. Real emotional.It's been a tough year for the Denver Film Society. Not only has the economy wreaked havoc on the organization, necessitating shortened hours of operation, but internal turmoil boiled over in June, when executiv ... More >>
When I last spoke with Tom Botelho, he was in an airport lounge, looking at Gerard Depardieu (foreshadowing!), heading to Europe on a family vacation, and not talking about anything but that.
He was certainly not talking about the rumor that he was about to be named the new executive director of ... More >>
Late Monday, the Denver Film Society announced that a search was already under way for a new executive director to take the place of Bo Smith, who'd finally been dismissed just two days before. "We are looking for a permanent replacement," DFS board chair David Charmatz told me. "We'll decide as a ... More >>
While most of the employees of the Denver Film Society are back at work, they're not quite sure if they're still employees, because twenty of them had officially resigned before the board voted to dismiss new executive director Bo Smith last Friday. And there's also the matter of a major budget sh ... More >>
If this were a movie, one insider theorizes, it would be like Crash, with everyone going through the same situation -- but seeing it entirely differently.
Last Monday, as Westword was going to press (we have new deadlines for our new format -- although the paper still hits the street Wednesday af ... More >>
A Friday blog pointed out that the Denver Post would have a difficult time covering the turmoil at the Denver Film Society, where as many as 21 staffers resigned amid layoff reports and dissatisfaction with relatively new executive director Bo Smith. After all, Nina Henderson- ... More >>
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Today in Cafe Society:
• Baker St. Pub moves into former Nine75.
• Gelazzi's gelatinis are unwrapped tonight on the Food Network.
• Milking It: Golden Grahams.
• The Gin Mill adds the Barn Out Back.
• Colore Pizzeria Moderna set to heat up South Broadwa ... More >>
The resurrection of the Colorado Office of Film, Television and Media isn't the only big development in the state's arts community. Today's Denver Post gives prominent play to "21 Resign in Denver Film Society Shakeup," an article by film writer Lisa Kennedy in which Bo Smith, ... More >>