Ink Spills

There might be something familiar about the all-local cast and recognizable backdrops in Ink, a new independent feature by Denver filmmaker Jamin Winans of Double Edge Films, which premieres today at the Starz FilmCenter. But from that point on, the film diverges into a fantastical world: The key characters – a father, John, and his eight-year-old daughter, Emma – live through concurrent struggles and fight demons, both inner and literal, after a black-robed kidnapper-for-hire named Ink grabs her in the night and spirits her away into a not-too-friendly dreamscape peopled by evil incubi. Winans, who already won kudos locally and on the festival circuit for his last feature, 11:59, calls it more of a creative thriller than a creepshow, but you’ll have a good time forming your own opinion.

Ink premieres today for a two-week run with screenings at 4:30, 7 and 9:45 p.m. at Starz, Tivoli Student Union, Auraria campus, all featuring a post-film Q & A session with Winans (the director will be present after every screenings thorughout weekend, as well). Admission is $7 to $9.50; visit www.denverfilm.org or call 303-595-3456. For more about Ink the Double Edge site www.doubledgefilms.com.
March 13-26, 2009

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Susan Froyd started writing for Westword as the "Thrills" editor in 1992 and never quite left the fold. These days she still freelances for the paper in addition to walking her dogs, enjoying cheap ethnic food and reading voraciously. Sometimes she writes poetry.
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