Film and TV

Starz Denver Film Festival's Big Night strikes gold with a small film: Nebraska

Who is this man? No doubt his family, friends and loved ones will be able to identify him instantly. But the rest of us would probably be at a loss, despite the fact that he was among those who walked the red carpet Saturday outside the Ellie Caulkins Opera House in advance of the Starz Denver Film Festival's Big Night presentation. Still, the lack of luminaries was appropriate to the movie that was the focus of the evening: director Alexander Payne's Nebraska, a determinedly small-scale flick that also happened to be charming, melancholy and wholly deserving of the spotlight.

See also: Photos of Starz Denver Film Festival opening night and a corn-porny Labor Day.

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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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