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30th Starz Denver Film Festival Line-Up Announced

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October 23, 2007

30th Starz Denver Film FestivalAlthough you won't care much about this fest unless you live in Denver, that's where FS.net is located so we'll be bringing you some coverage. The fest kicks off from November 8th to 18th in beautiful downtown Denver and you can find more info at www.denverfilm.org. The line-up this year isn't too impressive, but if you live in Colorado this will be your chance to see some of the year's best indie gems, including Juno, The Savages, and Teeth. Read on for the full list of the movies that will be showing at the Denver Film Fest in a couple of weeks.

It amazes me that a rather small fest like this can ran such an extensive line-up of films; I'm actually quite impressed! My suggestions are listed in bold.

RED CARPET
August Rush
Juno
Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium
The Savages

CONTEMPORARY WORLD CINEMA
4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days
Among Adults
As the Shadow
August Rush
The Band's Visit
Before the Devil Knows You're Dead
Being Michael Madsen
Blowup
Caramel
Continental: A Film Without Guns
The Cool School
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
Dolls
Drained
The Duchess of Langeais
Extras
Faces of a Fig Tree
A Family Secret
Getting Home
I Served the King of England
Irina Palm
Juncture
The King of Marvin Gardens
The Last Mistress
Life Can Be So Wonderful
Love in the Time of Cholera
The Magic Flute
The Man from the Embassy
Me, the Other
Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium
My Brother Is an Only Child
Not by Chance
One Night in the City
Owl and the Sparrow
Parents
Persepolis
Poor Boy's Game
Prague
The Rind
The Rules of Lies
The Savages
Savior's Square
Solitary Fragments
Stages
Summit Circle
Tevye
The Tracey Fragments
True Heart Susie
Tuya's Marriage
Under the Same Moon
Unfinished Stories
Wolfsbergen
Yella

DOCUMENTARY FILMS
14 Women
All In This Tea
Anatoly Rybakov: The Russian Story
Audience of One
Autism: Another Way of Communicating
The Ballad of Esequiel Hernández
Black White + Gray
The Call of the Wild
Chicago 10
Clint Eastwood: A Life in Film
Deep Sea Blues
Greensboro: Closer to the Truth
Hell on Wheels
How to Cook Your Life
Iron Ladies of Liberia
Jack Taylor of Beverly Hills
JUMP!
Knee Deep
Last Hat in Town
Lynch
Mapping Stem Cell Research: Terra Incognita
Marcela
Mardik: From Baghdad to Hollywood
Milk in The Land, Ballad of an American Drink
Miss Universe 1929
Mountain Town
The Movies That Made Us
Mystic Ball
Nanking
Not That Kind of Christian!!
Off the Grid: Life on the Mesa
Operation Filmmaker
Oswald's Ghost
The Outsiders of New Orleans: The Loujon Press
Passion and Power: The Technology of Orgasm
Quantum Hoops
The Red Elvis
Run Granny Run
Soldiers of Conscience
Stone Time Touch
Surfwise
Taxi to the Dark Side
The Unforeseen
A Walk into the Sea: Danny Williams and the Warhol Factory
A Walk to Beautiful
Wonders Are Many: The Making of Doctor Atomic

NEW DIRECTORS SHOWCASE
American Fork
Forfeit
Frownland
Grace Is Gone
Her Best Move
Juncture
Karl Rove, I Love You
Loren Cass
The Memory Thief
Skills Like This
Starting Out in the Evening
Welcome to Tolono

THE WATCHING HOUR
End of the Line
Jack Ketchum's The Girl Next Door
The Orphanage
Teeth
Vince Vaughn's Wild West Comedy Show

I'll personally be trying to see: Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium, 4 Months 3 Weeks and 2 Days, Love in the Time of Cholera, Starting Out in the Evening, The Orphanage, and Teeth. Stay tuned for coverage at the fest as well as capsule reviews and more from the 30th Starz Denver Film Festival!

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  • I am there. Gonna buy a membership. 2 vouchers for 2 movies at the festival included. http://www.denverfilm.org
  • Ryan
    I am curious how 'Emporium' is, it looks really 50/50 for me. August Rush though looks terrible. Real good suggestions though!
  • Check out the trailer for the documentary film Oswald's Ghost on myspace http://www.myspace.com/oswaldsghost !
  • R. Mann
    Alex, Dude you are kidding when you say that August Rush deserves a 9/10 right? Right? My friend titled that BS movie in his review 'RUSH out of the theater'. I couldn't walk out during the film because I am too polite but I hated this film so much it put me in a nasty mood. This piece of manipulative crap stole 2 hours of my life!! You must thrive on bad acting, bad cinematography and bad storytelling supported by bad music. I saw this entire story play out in the first five minutes. You actually like Robin Williams playing an evil BONO? C'mon. That kid, oh my god could he be more stiff? How many times do I have to see the Symphony in the Park sign shot? I think the filmmakers cut to that shot about 6 times in 5 minutes. Like we didn't know they were all gonna "meet happy" in the park during the symphony? Unbelievable. Lowest common denominator. This film is handled with the deft touch of bulldozer. I have been writing movie reviews for 11 years now and this thing was one of the all time worst. The entire film played out so false and incidently everyone I ran into after the film seemed to have similar sentiments. Anyway not to be too harsh but I am calling your bluff on a bloated piece of Hollywood crap. WORST FILM OF 2007! But on another note there were some really great films at SDFF '07, by the looks of the bolded films in your blog I would have to guess you missed many of them. Best to see the big films that will be screening at the mall in Colorado Springs like; Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium, because that work of art will not be easy to track down in every theater and rental shop in the world. "Although you won't care much about this fest unless you live in Denver" Oh and if you want to dog the Starz Denver Film Festival in it's 30th year by the preceding statement, why don't you also dog on David Ansen head film critic of Newsweek or maybe the critic from Variety, or the RABBI from the Rabbi report or the many Festival Directors, Managers, Directors, Actors, Sales Reps that attended this year from around the world. You my friend are kind of foolish.

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