Despite all the hoopla about Hillary Hall issuing same-sex marriage licenses in Boulder, marriage equality is not a new concept in that town. As Westword has reported, Boulder County Clerk and Recorder Clela Rorex issued the first same-sex marriage licenses in the country in the mid-1970s. Although ... More >>
To anyone who grew up watching too much basic cable in the '80s and '90s, the sight of Paul Reiser cracking wise is comfortingly familiar. Whether on contemporary classics like Aliens and Diner or the long-running and widely syndicated sitcom Mad About You, chances are goo ... More >>
Escaramuza: Riding from the Heart is the opening night film at the XicanIndie Film Festival XVI.In his tenth year as curator of the XicanIndie Film Festival, Daniel Salazar decided to revamp the whole project. Working with film programmers from all over the Americas, Salazar created the Encuentro Mu ... More >>
The past ten years have made it apparent that there is no more room in hell, because everywhere you look, the dead are walking the earth. Zombies are a genuine pop-cultural phenomenon, starring in cable TV's most popular show, sitting at the center of tentpole film franchises and appearing in more v ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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.
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 everyone else in America -- broke -- Recession Proof Fri ... More >>
What a way to celebrate a Bar Mitzvah!
Ed Asner as Lou Grant. Ed Asner is back at the Denver International Film Festival -- at least on film. The irascible star of Lou Grant came to Denver 21 years ago, when the completely forgettable O'Hara's Wife opened the festival in 1987. But former festival director Ron Henderson won't forget one ... More >>
An image from Waltz With Bashir. A couple of weeks ago, I had a choice: either catch up on several hundred non-spam e-mails then clogging my inbox or attend a Denver Film Festival press screening of Waltz With Bashir, an autobiographical animated film by Israeli director Ari Folman about a horrifi ... More >>
A jury divided unites around Laurent Cantet's schoolhouse drama
Outdoor enthusiasts take it to the screen.
Chihuly dazzles at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center.
An Evening With Morgan Freeman
Izba Spa offers a good, old-fashioned time.
North High stages stark Blood Wedding
World flicks light up the Moondance Film Festival.
The Tornado Dream
The Denver Jazz on Film Series
The Starz FilmCenter
Telluride’s International Experimental Cinema floats in realms that narrative films miss.
The Starz Encore Film Center