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The ten best movie events in Denver in June

Whether you're looking for a dip into cinema studies, a killer sports doc or a trashy romantic comedy, Denver's big screens have you covered this month. Bike to the Blake Street Tavern for 40-Year-Old Virgin, immerse yourself in the glory of five of Hitchcock's greatest films and kick your way through a few of the best soccer flicks of the year.

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10) Neal Cassady: The Denver Years June 26 SIE FilmCenter Raised in Denver, Neal Cassady exemplified the manic spirit that defined the beat generation. While his own efforts at writing failed to garner him much attention, his life became fodder for Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg and beyond. Neal Cassady: The Denver Years tells the story of the rebel's rocky youth and will play one night only, at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $15 for general admissions and $12.50 for members.

9) Film on the Rocks: Fight Club June 10 Red Rocks Amphitheatre "The first rule of Fight Club is you don't talk about Fight Club," but who wouldn't talk about the 15th Anniversary screening of this nihilistic, psychological thriller, starring Edward Norton and Brad Pitt. Few venues in the world boast the glory of the Red Rocks Amphitheater, and few films pack such a psychological punch. The bands Flashbulb Fires and Faceman will grace the stage before the film. The film plays at 7 p.m., at Red Rocks Amphitheater, 18300 W. Alameda Parkway, Morrison. Tickets cost $12.75. For more information, go to Red Rocks website.

8) Silent Film Festival: The Lost World June 11 Chautauqua Auditorium Long before Jurassic Park, The Lost World, based on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's 1912 novel, tells the story of a quest to find a missing professor who realized that dinosaurs still roam the earth. Featuring the pioneering stop-motion special effects of Willis O'Brien, of King Kong fame, the film will be accompanied by the Purple Squirrel Quartet and shown alongside Max Fleischer's Koko the Clown. The film plays at 7:30 p.m. Admission costs $12 for the general public and $6 for members. For more information, go to the Chautauqua website.

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Kyle Harris has been Westword’s Culture Editor since 2016, writing about the arts, music and film.
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