Big pics below.The 2011 Starz Denver Film Festival's slogan is "Roll out the Red" -- a reference to the many red carpet screenings on tap over the next week and a half or so. The first of those took place last night at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House -- or, as Like Crazy director Drake Doremus ... More >>
"Rabbit Hole."When programmers chose Rabbit Hole to open the Starz Denver Film Festival, they likely did so because of its quality and local link; director John Cameron Mitchell is from Colorado Springs. But this meditation on a couple dealing with a child's death is appropriate for another r ... 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>