Awkward Moments

In 1997, Romy and Michele conquered the dreaded high-school reunion career inquiry with a little lie about having invented Post-Its. Tonight and tomorrow, the Denver FilmCenter's Watching Hour will bring it all back home by showing Romy and Michele's High School Reunion (along with a pre-party) to highlight every graceless moment in this epic tale of two wayward nerds who indulge in one night of winning in exchange for four years of teenage hell.

"This is a great vehicle for Mira Sorvino's and Lisa Kudrow's chemistry," says FilmCenter programming director Keith Garcia, adding that the flick should be a part of the "cult-film canon."

The evening begins with an awkward prom pre-party in the lobby at 9 p.m., where patrons are encouraged to dress like their high-school-senior selves and bring photo proof of the era. The theater will be selling pizza and adult "punch" for those of age; boys and girls are also invited to dance together as an "awkward prom king and queen" are named. The movie screens at 10 p.m.

Romy and Michele kicks off a month-long celebration of female-fronted comedies, with She-Devil, Troop Beverly Hills and Bridesmaids on tap for the remainder of January. For more information on the Watching Hour or to purchase tickets, $5 to $7, call 303-595-3456 or visit www.denverfilm.org.
Fri., Jan. 6, 10 p.m.; Sat., Jan. 7, 10 p.m., 2012

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Bree Davies is a multimedia journalist, artist advocate and community organizer born and raised in Denver. Rooted in the world of Do-It-Yourself arts and music, Davies co-founded Titwrench experimental music festival, is host of the local music and comedy show Sounds on 29th on CPT12 Colorado Public Television and is creator and host of the civic and social issue-focused podcast, Hello? Denver? Are You Still There? Her work is centered on a passionate advocacy for all ages, accessible, inclusive, non-commercial and autonomous DIY art spaces and music venues in Denver.
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