By Scott Foundas
In his brief remarks before the first public screening of the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, Robert Redford praised the Sundance Institute's ongoing filmmaker development labs as "our core," noting that the festival itself was conceived "to create an audience for the filmmakers in ou ... More >>
When you're a film student, no matter how hard you try to deny it, you become a bit of a film snob. That's how I felt when I went to see Hugo for the first time in the theater, and ten twelve-year-old girls sat in front of me. I rolled my eyes and expected it to be a horrible experience. But then th ... More >>
The 35th annual Starz Denver Film Festival rolled into its first weekend with a head of steam -- and a pile of cash, thanks to a $2.5 million gift from philanthropists John and Anna Sie that's allowing the Denver Film Society to own its home. Everything hasn't run smoothly over the past few days, bu ... More >>
Editor's note: Village Voice media film critic Karina Longworth is blogging regularly from the Toronto Film Festival.This is her fourth in the series.
As the summer of self-plagiarism comes to a close, add Terrence Malick to the list of those accused of this debatable crime: The auteur's quick foll ... More >>
You like the idea of those outdoor screenings where folks lounge around on lawn chairs and watch movies under the stars, but you're not so thrilled with the usual titles, which are mostly family-friendly second-runs of the lowest common denominator, or cult favorites you've seen hundreds of times. B ... More >>
Stacy Peralta, a '70s-era skateboarding legend in his own right -- and co-founder of the Powell Peralta Bones Brigade skateboarding team that included Tony Hawk, Steve Caballero, Lance Mountain, Tommy Guerrero, Mike McGill and dozens of the top pro skaters of the '80s and '90s -- will be the feature ... 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 >>
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 >>
"The Descendants."Next Monday, October 17, the Starz Denver Film Festival's website will go live with the entire 2011 lineup, and it's a hefty one: a whopping 260 flicks will unspool November 2-13.
But today, fest executive director Tom Botelho offers us a preview of the highest profile movi ... More >>
What's the scariest thing about Colorado? The haunted mountain resorts? The cemeteries-turned-city parks? The escort-loving, meth-using pastors? All of those may soon be trumped by the second annual Mile High Horror Film Festival, which takes over the Tivoli Starz Film Center October 7 through Octob ... More >>
In years past, putting together a Best of Denver issue was like Sophie's Choice: In order to choose the favorite baby, all the rest of the babies had to die and then Meryl Streep killed herself. Now we have the vast internets and enough space to choose whatever we desire -- in your face, Nazi ... More >>
The BIFF will leave you feeling quite vigorous indeed!For film buffs looking for something a little fresher than the traditional Oscar fare dominating film talk this season, the Boulder International Film Festival offers a meticulously curated batch of movies Colorado audiences have likely ne ... More >>
George Hickenlooper and friend.Saturday brought news about the shocking death of George Hickenlooper, Mayor John Hickenlooper's filmmaking cousin, who was in Denver to screen his latest flick, Casino Jack, as part of the Starz Denver Film Festival.
The show will go on, says festival director ... 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 >>
Goodness gracious. Our man Yonnas Abraham has got his hustle down cold. Just received word that the Pirate Signal has been tapped as the house band in some fabuloso mansion during the Sundance film festival in Park City, which kicks off next week in Park City, Utah. Broseph is going to be throwing d ... More >>