The opening evening of the Starz Denver Film Festival always focuses on the love of movies, and last night was no exception. But this year (the fest's 35th), the event was also about...a huge pile of cash. Before a big crowd at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House, fest vet Ron Henderson revealed that phi ... More >>
"If I can avoid putting anything from the movie in the movie poster, then I'm doing okay," says artist Jay Shaw. His film- poster art, which has taken off over the past year as he's worked with Austin collectible art boutique Mondo, rarely includes characters, actors or anything from the actual movi ... 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 >>
Chris GravesFilm producer Chris Graves, who also runs Bardo Coffee House on South Broadway, first thought up the idea for his new Denver-based sitcom pilot, 13th and Pearl, fifteen years ago. "I used to hang out around 13th and Pearl back in the day, in the mid-90s, and I thought it would ma ... More >>
"Rabbit Hole."When programmers chose Rabbit Hole to open the Starz Denver Film Festival, they likely did so because of its quality and local link; director John Cameron Mitchell is from Colorado Springs. But this meditation on a couple dealing with a child's death is appropriate for another r ... More >>
That arched eyebrow will pop!After watching HD television for a while, viewers tend to consider standard channels to be hopelessly fuzzy. It's like looking at the world through the bottom of a Coke bottle.
So local Comcast spokewoman Cindy Parsons has good news for every subscriber who wishe ... 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 >>
The Last Night presentation of the Denver Film Festival should be a triumphant moment: an opportunity to sum up all that's best about the fest in one last blast of cinematic joy. But it doesn't always work out that way, as is demonstrated by the 2007 blog "August Rush Closes the Denver Film Festiv ... More >>
Dev Pateal and Freida Pinto in Slumdog Millionaire.
Last year's so-called Big Night at the Denver Film Festival featured Juno, a small-scale comedy about a pregnant teen that inspired the blog "Juno Lives Up to the Hype at the Starz Denver Film Festival" before becoming a left-field box-office ... More >>