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 >>
The 2013 Best of Denver is now on stands (and online), and in its 196 pages you'll find Westword's picks for the best arts events and institutions around town. Along the way, we asked you to nominate and then vote for your favorites in dozens of categories; halfway through the voting process, we ann ... More >>
For the first time in the thirty-year history of Westword's Best of Denver, we've split the Best of Denver Readers' Poll into two rounds, giving you the chance to look at the leading vote-getters and then vote again for your favorite galleries, theaters and entertainments in metro Denver. And the re ... More >>
The 35th annual Starz Denver Film Festival rolled into its first weekend with a head of steam -- and a pile of cash, thanks to a $2.5 million gift from philanthropists John and Anna Sie that's allowing the Denver Film Society to own its home. Everything hasn't run smoothly over the past few days, bu ... More >>
Deep in the midst of the digital age, International Film Series programmer Pablo Kjolseth makes no bones about his love of celluloid, the analog of film, especially, but not necessarily, in black and white. Because of that, the University of Colorado's IFS is arguably the region's last true v ... 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 >>
If any of your out of state friends ever ask you again why you choose to live in a place like Colorado instead of, say, New York or LA or, hell, I don't know, Dubuque, Iowa, save the effort of trying to come up with some compelling diatribe about the mountains and the four seasons and the whole thre ... More >>
Conan O'Brien and the Flobots' Andy Guerrero share a fashionable moment. Blogs away! Backbeat Online entertains and informs about stuff like the Flobots' appearance on Late Night with Conan O'Brien. Also on display: a preview of Roe's new recording, news about free tracks by Hello Kavita and a lo ... More >>
Outdoor enthusiasts take it to the screen.
Ron Henderson's role in the DIFF deserves top billing.
Telluride’s International Experimental Cinema floats in realms that narrative films miss.
DJ Harry brings the music of the String Cheese Incident out of the mountains and onto the dance floor.
Local filmaker makes good with a Twist.