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 >>
#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?
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 >>
Students introduce the School of Rock.
A new documentary revisits Molly Brown.