Known to hip-hop heads and vinyl connoisseurs as Peanut Butter Wolf, Chris Manak is a DJ and producer who founded the influential underground label Stones Throw Records. The new documentary Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton tells the story of this nearly two-decade-old Los Angeles record label by exploring Wol ... More >>
When Alison Klayman began filming artist and activist Ai Weiwei for a short introduction to be included with one of his exhibitions, the filmmaker had no idea it would become the beginning of a feature documentary about the controversial Chinese figure. But after shooting the initial footage, she ke ... More >>
Bud Light's twisted Super Bowl spots, featuring ex-Cali guv Arnold Schwarzenegger as a headband-wearing ping-pong player midway between Björn Borg and Chris Evert, don't appear to have a Colorado connection beyond the participation of onetime Denverite Don Cheadle, who co-stars with...a llama; see ... More >>
#35: Brit Withey As artistic director of the Denver Film Society, Brit Withey is the man behind the curtain pulling all levers when it comes to bringing innovative, rare and artful film to the Sie FilmCenter for special screenings throughout the year. But at the annual Starz Denver Film Festival, w ... More >>
The final ticket deadline for TEDx Mile High is today. This is the third annual Denver-centric version of TED, which has been touting "Ideas Worth Spreading" since the non-profit organization started bringing the best and brightest minds of the world together back in 1984. See also: - Obama's 2012 ... More >>
Dragged Down a Dead End Path
The annual Women Film Voices Film Festival officially opened yesterday, offering a well-curated sampler of feature films, shorts and documentaries -- by, for and about women -- that continues through Sunday. But this afternoon, the fest will kick back a little by presenting a bona fide chick-flick ... 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 >>
Thirteen years and a hundred school shootings later, why is Hollywood still obsessed with this one?
Colorado-based filmmaker Daniel Junge won an Oscar tonight for Saving Face, the short documentary film that follows a Pakistani plastic surgeon dedicated to performing reconstructive surgery on women who've been attacked with acid. Read an interview with Junge about Saving Face.
Boulder History MuseumA still from the movie "The White Desert," filmed at Rollins Pass in 1925. Colorado is no Hollywood, but the state does have a rich film past, if not an active film present, as detailed in our cover story "The Reel West." Today, in an effort to jump-start the state's mov ... More >>
Michael Moore.Michael Moore was late. The man whose personality is as almost as big as his mouth, and for whom both eclipse his documentaries, was an hour late by the time he reached the unusually large crowd waiting for him at Occupy Denver. By the time he arrived, its size was at least six ... More >>
Construction continues at Vine Street Pub, where a new brewery operated by the Mountain Sun group should be ready by mid-September -- ready, but not operational. That's because it will take anywhere from a few weeks to a few months for the company to work out its permitting issues from the c ... More >>
There's a storm in the midwest that's causing everyone to roll out their stupid snow puns again (Snowpocalypse Now!) and here in Denver we're getting into the negative double digits -- a big day for Netflix Instant, the movie rental option that doesn't require pants, much less a jacket and i ... More >>
Bob Frebrache's Absinthe Studios has been buzzing along for the better part of three decades, recording the likes of Ian Cooke, The Fluid, The Swayback, Frantix and many others. Now, friend and fellow sound engineer James McElwee wants to tell Bob's story in a new documentary -- but he needs ... More >>
The outlaw novelist is in. More than two decades ago, freelance writer Gregory Daurer thought it would be cool to track down William S. Burroughs at Naropa and hook him up to a brain machine. Audio excerpts of Daurer's interview with Burroughs surface in a new documentary on the outlaw novel ... More >>
Students introduce the School of Rock.
A new documentary revisits Molly Brown.