Opening night for the 39th annual Denver Film Festival
was one of the most glamorous in the history of the event, thanks to the presence of actress Emma Stone, on hand (along with writer-director Damien Chazelle) to tout La La Land,
a musical co-starring Ryan Gosling that's generating plenty of Oscar buzz. The crowd along the red carpet was huge on November 2, and the Ellie Caulkins Opera House was packed with Denverites dressed to the nines and eager to celebrate at the outset of the city's annual salute to cinema. All photos by Kenneth Hamblin III.