Film and TV

Lucky '13: Keith Garcia, programming manager for the Sie FilmCenter

This past year has been tough for many people, and we're eager to kiss 2012 goodbye. In hopes that 2013 will turn out to be much luckier for many, we invited some of the town's cultural tastemakers -- entrepreneurs and entertainers we're lucky to have in Denver -- to answer a trio of questions. We excerpted quotes from these Q&A's in the New Year's Guide inserted in the December 13 issue of Westword, but we'll be featuring the complete interviews in a series of posts through the end of the year. Up next: Keith Garcia.

As programming manager for the newly christened Sie FilmCenter , Keith Garcia works hard to bring eclectic first-run features to Denver -- along with the actors, directors and writers behind the films. An unapologetic cult-movie fanatic, Garcia's programming blurs the line between big budget and art house, creating a year-round calendar of exciting, surprising films. This passion extends to preservation, too, as Garcia digs deeps for 35mm film prints, a format all but lost in the digital world.

We recently caught up with Garcia to talk about his expectations for his own film-making career and what makes -- or doesn't make -- someone lucky. But first, he had some important facts to share with us about, uh, Molly Ringwald.

See also: - Lucky '13: Emily Tarquin from [email protected] Jones - Denver Film Society's home is renamed the Sie FilmCenter in honor of donors - Nancy Boy: Denver FilmCenter's Keith Garcia gets A Nightmare On Elm Street tattoo - Molly Ringwald on writing and advice she got from Bret Easton Ellis

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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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