Film and TV

Starz Denver Film Festival 2014: 5 to 7 Tries to Warm a Frigid Opening Night

We're guessing the faces of the folks behind the Starz Denver Film Festival fell as the temperatures dropped in advance of Wednesday's opening night at the Buell Theatre. They'd already taken a gamble by booking 5 to 7, a low key romance that's generated relatively little buzz to date, as the fest's kickoff flick -- and the brutal conditions made a late flurry of ticket-buying unlikely in the extreme. The result was an intimate launch -- even more intimate than expected.

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Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently covers everything from breaking news and politics to sports and stories that defy categorization.
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