#81: Stephen Batura Colorado native Stephen Batura is a painter's painter, best-known for his large, monochromatic works on wood panels inspired by Charles Lillybridge's photographs of everyday life from a century ago. Also known for working big, Batura created "Rehearsal," a detailed mural he pain ... 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 >>
Guitarist/songwriter Robbie Robertson of The Band turned seventy this month, and that milestone got me thinkng about The Last Waltz. Some folks call it the "best concert movie ever made," and it has a lot going for it in that respect: Martin Scorcese, who has a deep feel for the power of music on fi ... More >>
Deacon Gray, an Oklahoman transplant who honed his comedic expertise through years of taking thankless road dog gigs. Westword sat down with Deacon recently to discuss comedy, comic books and how the book The Artist's Way has shaped his career. In addition to functioning as Comedy Work's benevolent ... More >>
Welcome to another week! Plenty of goodness awaits you. As always, we've got all of this week's shows listed in our concert calendar if you'd prefer to get a full view of what's going on. Otherwise, we've narrowed it all down and picked out the best shows that are the most worth checking out this we ... More >>
Bob Dylan will be here today for the first of two concerts at 1stBank Center. As Josiah Hesse writers in his preview, he's long been a man out of time. In the beginning, he had a sentimentality for the past, the world of Robert Johnson and Hank Williams. "I was born very far from where I was suppose ... More >>
One of the central questions in the case of accused Aurora theater shooter James Holmes involves whether his attorneys will employ the insanity defense. The legal tactic has been used many times in mass slayings and other shocking crimes, and not always effectively: Note that serial killers John Way ... More >>
The Brian Jonestown Massacre (due tonight at the Bluebird Theater) has been through ups and downs since 1990. But through it all, singer and primary songwriter Anton Newcombe, has steered the band through releasing more great albums per decade than most bands have across entire career. For the unini ... More >>
See Also: At the Helm - A throat cancer survivor, the Band's Levon Helm can't sing anymore -- but the beat goes on Levon Helm, iconic drummer and singer extraordinaire of the Band, died yesterday at the age of 71, after a long and strenuous battle with throat cancer. Helm's imaginative drumming and ... More >>
Film has inspired popular culture for decades, but some people don't actually know where the inspiration for their favorite films comes from. Today, Columbus Day, Metropolitan State College of Denver film studies professor Vincent Piturro will celebrate Italian heritage -- and in a way that he hopes ... More >>
"The Last Station."In 2007 and 2008, the Starz Film Festival's annual "Big Night" presentation truly lived up to its name, screening Juno, a smart, sharp-tongued charmer that went on to become an unlikely left-field smash (and earn screenwriter Diablo Cody an Oscar), and Slumdog Millionaire, ... More >>
Director Rod Lurie has had Colorado on his mind in recent years. His 2007 film Resurrecting the Champ, co-starring Josh Hartnett and Samuel L. Jackson (with a cameo by John Elway), was partially filmed in Denver and based loosely on an article by J.R. Moehringer, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of ... More >>
Become a convert at Fresh City Lifes Newmans Own film series.
Christophe Honorés Love Songs wilts in the shadow of Godard.
Joy Division portrait proves the exception to the rock biopic drool.
From the week of 12/21/2006
This feel-good football tale scores with charm and sincerity.
Cervantes' is the perfect place for Polytoxic to take its Last Waltz.
Layer Cake is a hearty, confounding slice of the British underworld.
Cold Mountain sets the new standard for Civil War drama.
Ray Liotta wants to know why he loses roles to...Owen Wilson?
Vita Bella proves there's no place like home.
Gillian Anderson takes on Edith Wharton and gives a dazzling performance.
Two native sons seek ideal mates in Smiling Fish & Goat on Fire.
A ragtag bunch of actors take on the Feds in Tim Robbin's Cradle Will Rock.
From South Park to Pokémon, 1999 was almost an American beauty.
Robbie Robertson digs into his past so he can move into the future.
June 4 - 10, 1998
Is gangsta rap getting more profound? Well...no.