| Art |

Skills Like This, a love letter to Denver, arrives on DVD

Keep Westword Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Denver and help keep the future of Westword free.

It's been a busy couple of weeks for Denver film. For starters, we're smack in the middle of the Starz Denver Film Festival. And last week, the locally filmed cult fantasy INK received a huge publicity boost after it popped up on various torrent servers, which probably won't make a ton of money for its filmmakers but will definitely spread the word about this unique film in one of the best possible ways.

Now, another Denver-based film has a chance to reach the masses. The local flick Skills Like This comes out on DVD today.

Skills, which won the coveted Audience Award at the South by Southwest Film Festival before being released nationwide, may look a bit similar to indie crime capers like Bottle Rocket. But according to Monty Miranda, the Denver boy behind the film, who spoke with Westword at length about the movie around the time it first reached theaters, it keeps its own vibe in part because it was filmed in the Mile High City.

The Denver connections come across loud and clear. Pick up a copy to spot landmarks like the Bug Theatre and a (recreated) Señor Burrito -- or just to support Colorado filmmakers who keep things close to home.

Keep Westword Free... Since we started Westword, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Denver, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Denver with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


Join the Westword community and help support independent local journalism in Denver.


Join the Westword community and help support independent local journalism in Denver.