Scouring flea markets, thrift stores and film archives, filmmaker Kelly Sears rescues bits and pieces of forgotten movies and reanimates old footage to explore new ideas. But unlike many found-footage filmmakers whose works are an exercise in nostalgia, Sears reinvents histories to reflect on the cu ... More >>
The Polish landscape is cold, cloudy and bleak, and serves as a perfect backdrop for films that mine the existential frustrations of the human experience, including the 21 recently restored films in Martin Scorsese Presents: Masterpieces of Polish Cinema, a series that begins tonight at the Sie Film ... More >>
Colorado's independent film scene is booming, says filmmaker and photographer Ralph-Michael Giordano, whose exhibition A Colorado Tribute to Classic Hollywood will be featured at Tenn Street Coffee and Books on First Friday, as part of the Tennyson Street Artwalk. Giordano has spent the last six mon ... More >>
Local filmmaker Brad Stabio created the Denver Actor Project, an ongoing showcase of local actors, to demonstrate the talent that can be found in the Mile High City. The project premiered at the Starz Denver Film Festival last November with a series of six short films, and Stabio hopes to create mor ... More >>
Do you like movies? Of course you do. What geek doesn't? The good news is that for the next ten days the Starz Denver Film Fest, one of Denver's premiere cultural events, is going to be bringing a lot of movies to town for you to watch. The less good news is that this year, for the first time in a l ... More >>
A few years back, Chipotle premiered Back to the Start, a two-and-a-half minute animated short. The evocative clip, which focuses on the practice of factory farming and the necessity of a sustainable farming system, was imbued with an underlying sense of poignancy thanks to Willie Nelson's stirring ... More >>
Clearview Films has come a long way since filming its first video in 2009. Shooting over 150 videos since its inception, Clearview has been working hard to make a name for itself in the video game. We tapped Antonio Valenzuela, who's worked with Clearview on various projects, to catch up with founde ... More >>
Start off the New Year right by saving money this week. Whether you attend a screening of The Dead Zone, a poetry open mic or a short film festival, soaking up some culture won't cost you a cent, so you can head into 2013 feeling fiscally responsible. For more events, check out the Westword calendar ... More >>
Ben Witte and Nate Emsick, of Sound Like Fire Media & Production, focus on local filmmakers at Open Screen Night, scheduled for the last Tuesday of every month at the Oriental Theater. The series is designed to both give filmmakers a chance to show their work and give fans a chance to see that work. ... More >>
Crossover was a hallmark of early avant-garde art. Experimental music influenced experimental dance; experimental dance influenced experimental film; experimental film influenced experimental art. Tonight, with "Film/Still: The Short Films of Maya Deren" at Denver FilmCenter, the Denver Film Society ... More >>
Even after a committee killed HB 1006, thecivil unions bill, late yesterday, filmmaker Mike Shum holds out hope. While the documentary creator says he doesn't usually consider himself an activist, he was particularly moved by the recent round of civil unions discussion at the legislature -- and want ... More >>
Video below.Again this year, Starz Denver Film Festival artistic director Brit Withey is offering his must-see picks for each day of the fest -- including many flicks that movie lovers might otherwise miss amid the flood of silver-screen goodies. Here, he shares his choice for tonight: "Clos ... More >>
The Mile High Horror Festival kicks off tomorrow night at the Starz FilmCenter at the Tivoli, with more than thirty films being shown across three days on two different screens. While you can pick up a weekend pass to check out all the festivities, not everyone is going to have the time to do that, ... 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 >>
LucasFilm has had a long and storied past dealing with fans, which is a large chunk of what the film The People vs. George Lucas, which is screening this weekend at Denver FilmCenter, deals with. When fans first started making films inspired by Star Wars, LucasFilm quickly started sending out ... More >>
Lou Reed not being a dick? Crazy.There are a lot of short films playing at the Aspen ShortsFest tonight and over the course of the next five days -- like, a shitload of them. And since many of them are foreign and all of them, pretty much by definition because they are short films, are somewh ... More >>
Money is stupid. It really just gets in the way of having a good time and causes more harm than good. Thankfully, provided you're into dance parties, art shows, reading or writing, this weekend has plenty of opportunities to enjoy life on the cheap. That is, provided you're willing to spend a ... More >>
The Winter Wildlands Alliance brings its Backcountry Film Festival tour to Boulder's Neptune Mountaineering (633 South Broadway) tonight at 8 p.m.
The Festivus Film Festival is getting ready to kick off tonight at the Bug Theatre, and we figured it was as good as time as any to dig into the festival schedule and try to find some stuff worth seeing. With somewhere around 60 films on display, there should be something for everyone, with l ... More >>
If you like music -- especially the music of John Common -- and have an interest in making film, there's a project you should know about. In the wake of his successful Common Box Project, a collaborative project that asked visual artists to create a piece of assemblage box art inspired by the ... More >>
Our top DVD picks scheduled for release this week
The Manhattan film festival inspires international unity.
Those lucky enough to be attending the Cannes Film Festival this year can catch a little taste of Colorado talent. Jennifer Platt's short film Not a Competition is screening at the festival as we speak, and will continue to show through May 26. But Not a Competition isn't the whole story. "It's a s ... More >>
Tears McFarlane Mansion
A Road Map of the Soul: The Complete Kieslowski gets to the art of the matter.
Music and film come to life in Seeing Purple.
Hop aboard the Gadabout Traveling Film Festival.
A ceiling fan and a potted plant in love? Yep, it's Oscar season.
Group 101 Films Colorado keeps grinding out “fast films.”
Chihuly dazzles at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center.
Golden Film Festival
Two years later, a digital-video short film became an overnight ad sensation
Aspen is long on short films during its tenth annual festival.
The creators of Chicken Run find soul in a lump of clay.