Denver Film Society programming manager Ernie Quiroz has been on the job for a year now. In that time, he's learned that Denver film audiences are nothing if not surprising. "There's some films that I did that I thought would go over great, and just utterly bombed," he says. "And then some that I th ... More >>
School's back in session -- bad news for the young, great news for parents -- and fall is almost here. The end of summer is always a little heartbreaking, but even as the weather cools, the geek scene is just heating up. September is full of great geeky things for Denverites to do, from classic geek ... More >>
Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender cinema is becoming the new norm, according to Denver Film Society programmer Matthew Campbell: Festivals such as Sundance now feature films about LGBT characters who are fully fleshed out and whose stories have less to do with their sexual identity, he points o ... More >>
Denver has scored its first World Football Film Festival just in time for the World Cup, which starts June 12. Sponsored by Denver Film Society, America Scores Denver, Soccer Electric and Three Lions Pub, the inaugural festival will run June 5 through June 8 at the Sie FilmCenter. See also: World F ... More >>
Just in time for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, the Denver Film Society and America SCORES Denver are teaming up with the Three Lions pub and SOCCER ELECTRIC to bring the First World Football Film Festival to Denver. The festival, which is set for June 5 to June 8 at the Sie FilmCenter, will show e ... More >>
It's March, the month of college basketball brackets and St. Patrick's Day. But don't worry: While the rest of your office is busy throwing money away pretending to care about college hoops and drinking shitty green beer, there's plenty of great geek fun to be had. March's ten best geek events inclu ... More >>
As the Denver Film Society prepares to celebrate the worst movies of 2013 at tonight's Golden Raspberry party, Westword asked a few players (those that were brave enough to talk about it) in the local film about which flicks they think were the biggest flops. See also: PBBT! Pronouncing the worst f ... More >>
In the dark about the history of movies? Get a clue from critic Howie Movshovitz, who'll be teaching Film 102, a four-class series that starts tonight at the Sie FilmCenter. Film 102 will look at the four major elements of cinema: color, genre, sound and melodrama. The first session, on melodrama, r ... More >>
Baby, it's cold outside, which is all the more reason to stay inside and concentrate on cool, geeky activities all month. Once Christmas gets here, you'll probably be too busy playing with your shiny new Xbox One or Playstation 4 to get out of the house much, but until then, you're going to need som ... More >>
Do you like movies? Of course you do. What geek doesn't? The good news is that for the next ten days the Starz Denver Film Fest, one of Denver's premiere cultural events, is going to be bringing a lot of movies to town for you to watch. The less good news is that this year, for the first time in a l ... More >>
This past weekend was just a warm up for the real Halloween celebrations, and the Denver Film Society has a solid line-up of seasonal entertainment planned for the Sie FilmCenter. Don't worry -- none of these events will require you to be dressed as slutty Abraham Lincoln or to do multiple pumpkin-f ... More >>
A decade of continuity for the Denver Film Society ended with the departure of programming manager Keith Garcia last month. Denver film fans who came to trust Garcia's vision needn't worry, though -- the show will go on, and the newest addition to the DFS family is already on the job. Coming to Denv ... More >>
The lights and the camera, the big stars and the director's chair -- these are the icons we associate with filmmaking. But the magic on the silver screen wouldn't happen without such key players as casting directors and producers. Local filmmakers and fans can learn about the people behind the scene ... More >>
When we talked to Denver Film Society executive director Tom Botelho back in November 2011, the organization was only a month away from bidding farewell to the Starz FilmCenter, which the organization had occupied for a decade -- and he was uncertain where its new home would be. A lot's happened be ... More >>
If fireworks and baseball games aren't your thing, July has plenty of geek entertainment on tap -- whether you're looking to flex your gaming muscles, get the latest book in the classic Shannara series signed by the author or just sit in the blessedly cool air-conditioned embrace of a movie theater ... More >>
When Film on the Rocks announced its 2013 summer line-up and The Big Lebowski was nowhere to be found for the second year in a row, fans were upset. But the Denver Film Society has saved the best for last: The non-profit announced last night at the season opener of FOTR that for a $25 donation to th ... More >>
We'll cut to the chase: Movies are one of this planet's greatest pleasures, and there's nothing quite like seeing a film at a real theater. Show and Tell would like to share that experience with you, so keep reading to find out how how you can win twenty free passes to any Hollywood Theater by answe ... More >>
The 35th Starz Denver Film Festival returns to the Mile High City from November 1 through 11, and is looking for volunteers to help both before and during the annual cinematic extravaganza.
Film-going ain't what it used to be. But thanks to the Denver Film Society, you can enjoy an old-school viewing experience on Tuesdays in January, when the DFS will roll out brand-new prints of five foreign classics on the big screen at the Denver FilmCenter. The weekly screenings flicker on ... More >>
Tom Botelho.Denver Film Society executive director Tom Botelho is still recovering from the just-concluded Starz Denver Film Festival; he's got a severe cold. But the word of mouth about the fest makes him feel better, and so do attendance and revenue figures, both of which appear to be up ov ... More >>
Kirsten Dunst in "Melancholia." You can start planning now: The schedule for the 34th annual Starz Denver Film Festival, which runs November 2 through 13 at various venues throughout town, is now available online at the user-friendly Denver Film Society website. DFS member early ticketing ope ... More >>
Those who are still missing Neighborhood Flix can take heart: Tavern Hospitality Group, which was going to turn the space in the Lowenstein project at 2510 East Colfax Avenue into the Tavern Congress Park, just signed an agreement with the Denver Film Society to lease the Neighborhood Flix sp ... More >>
The Justice League of Street Food is on a roll, and will hold its third party October 1. From 5 to 10 p.m. this Friday, the Deluxe Little Orange Rocket, the Inventing Room and Sully's Slice Truck, the Cupcake Truck, Biker Jim's, Steuben's, the Biscuit Bus, Pinche Tacos, Steamin' Demon and th ... 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 >>
And relive your 80s angst with the John Hughes Experience.
Just received word from our friends over at Theaters and Arenas that the Denver Film Society is planning some sort of special Michael Jackson tribute tonight after the Rouge's set, which kicks off at 6:45, and just before the screening of Jaws at dusk. Despite our dogged persistence, our peeps simpl ... 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 >>
The Denver Film Society hosts an Oscar-night bash.
Cinemocracy Rocks! puts democracy into film.
Tonight and tomorrow, as part of The Dead of Summer film festival, the Denver Film Society will be presenting the 1985 horror-comedy classic Return of the Living Dead. It's scary, it's funny and it introduced the idea that zombies hunger for the sweet, sweet taste of human brains. Of special note ... More >>