Julia Joun had been doing volunteer publicity for the International Film Series, working closely with IFS director Pablo Kjolseth, for over a year when she realized that IFS was missing a major opportunity. "Boulder is such a vibrant food city," says Joun. "I wanted to create a sense of excitement a ... More >>
In 1994 there was a mass killing in the central African country of Rwanda, where the two main ethnic groups, the Hutu and the Tutsi, were in conflict. After the assassination of the country's president, the Hutu population began a systematic attack on the Tutsi; the deaths over over 500,000 people o ... More >>
The Boulder International Film Festival opens tonight with Muscle Shoals and continues through the weekend with three more days of independent cinema, symposiums and events featuring special guests from all over the world. It can be tricky to pick films from the festival's extensive schedule, so we ... More >>
Bold, impassioned, ecstatically beautiful, Shane Carruth's Upstream Color -- a lyric reverie on loss, love, and various invasions of the body -- was in a class by itself at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. Well, let's say it was a class shared by a more conventional but no less heady consideration o ... More >>
You could hear a pin drop during the first Sundance screening of writer-director Ryan Coogler's Fruitvale, an enormously powerful and moving debut feature based on the shooting death of 22-year-old Oscar Grant by Oakland transit police in the early hours of New Year's Day, 2009. Coogler opens the fi ... More >>
Bees have been stung with something of a bad reputation, but they make a big contribution to life on earth by pollinating plants. And the people behind the documentary Bee People are out to prove that bees deserve a better image....and a better chance at survival. See also: - The Brown Palace is ... More >>
Abebe Bikila was once the fastest long-distance runner in the world. He was so good, he could beat his counterparts -- while not wearing shoes. He set world records and reached unprecedented achievements in the Olympics. But then an auto accident left Bikila paralyzed from the waist down, never to r ... 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 >>
Don't be fooled by their delicious appearance.These aren't your normal healthy snacks from the countryside that make you feel loved and appreciated just by eating 'em. No, these NYC snacks don't fuck around, so don't give 'em any trouble, you hear? Unless you want to end up like Mr. Hotdog, f ... More >>
The Coreys want you to be there.For the younger set, film-watching isn't the social event it once was. Nowadays, cinema appreciation is usually enjoyed at home with a Netflix disc in the DVD player or Hulu.com on the computer. After all, what self-respecting hipster wants to be caught dead in ... More >>
The Starz Denver Film Fest opened last night with a screening of Precious followed by a party at Suite 200. Aaron Thackeray crashed the bash, camera in hand. To see the stars, and the shots, click here.
Nothing classes up a film festival like Chevy Chase. For details on this week's Boulder International Film Festival, go to bouldertheater.com, and check westword.com/slideshow next week for photos from the event. Our Boulder International Film Festival top five: 1. Be less poor. If you're like ev ... More >>
A jury divided unites around Laurent Cantet's schoolhouse drama
Outdoor enthusiasts take it to the screen.
An Evening With Morgan Freeman
Izba Spa offers a good, old-fashioned time.
North High stages stark Blood Wedding
The Denver Jazz on Film Series
Telluride’s International Experimental Cinema floats in realms that narrative films miss.