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The permanent home of the Denver Film Society, the Sie FilmCenter is Denver's only year-round cinematheque, presenting first-run exclusives and art house revivals both domestic and foreign, narrative and documentary - all shown in their original language and format. Whether it is a unique opportunity to meet the filmmaker during a Q&A, or a private event for your organization, the Denver Film Society it committed to bringing communities together through a unique film experience. The Sie FilmCenter is also available for special events, receptions, and corporate meetings.

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Jan 16, 2018

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Since the dawn of time, man has searched for answers... and failed. But the fog of existence has finally cleared thanks to the eternal fruits of your favorite found footage collective, Everything Is Terrible! Over the last 10 years, EIT!...

Everything Is Terrible's The Great Satan <p>Since the dawn of time, man has searched for answers... and failed. But the fog of existence has finally cleared thanks to the eternal fruits of your favorite found footage collective, Everything Is Terrible! Over the last 10 years, EIT! has reinterpreted our shared memory into 3,000+ daily web videos, collected 15,000 Jerry Maguire VHS tapes, and forever altered the collective consciousness. Now, with their longtime collaborator Lucifer, Everything Is Terrible! has ingested over 2,000 satanic panic, religious kook, and D-horror VHS tapes. They have recontextualized them and created a narrative feature that reminds us all who we are, why we are here, and what we should be doing with our paltry time on this dumb planet. And now they invite you to be an initiate of the psychedelic devotion of EIT! As you take your blood oath, your journey will brim with evangelical ducks, goopy ghouls, and sad white men who believe that Dungeons &amp; Dragons summon actual horned demons. Join your bedazzled Dadgods for an all-new live show, featuring never before seen puppets and costumes, as EIT! presents their newest feature, T H E G R E A T S A T A N. But be warned… If you really want to see your mind, you’ve got to be ready to rip your skull open…</p> <p>Please bring your offerings of Jerry Maguire VHS tapes to the altar when EIT! comes to your town!</p> 2510 E. Colfax Ave. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Jan 16, 2018

I, Tonya - Best Of DFF40
Jan 11, 2018 - Jan 18, 2018

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Director Craig Gillespie (Lars and the Real Girl) paints an unexpectedly layered portrait of competitive ice skater–turned–tabloid villain Tonya Harding in this outrageous, tragicomic biopic built around one of the most...

I, Tonya - Best Of DFF40 <p>Director Craig Gillespie (Lars and the Real Girl) paints an unexpectedly layered portrait of competitive ice skater&#8211;turned&#8211;tabloid villain Tonya Harding in this outrageous, tragicomic biopic built around one of the most ridiculous scandals in the history of American sports.</p> <p>Margot Robbie has been raking in the kudos for her performance as the scrappy athlete who considered herself handicapped by her blue-collar status in the world of a genteel sport—and who went about attempting to level the playing field by handicapping her chief rival in turn, literally. Allison Janney has also earned acclaim for her performance as Harding’s hard-nosed mother—compared to whom Jeff Gillooly (Sebastian Stan) looked like a knight in shining armor to the young skater in all her confused determination to be somebody.</p> 2510 E. Colfax Ave. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Jan 16, 2018

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Now hilarious, now tragic, now shocking, now mesmerizing: that's Dmitrii Kalashnikov's stunning compilation of video footage from the dash cams of Russian motorists in a nutshell. The epitome of a you-have-to-see-it-to-believe-it...

The Road Movie - Best of DFF40 <p>Now hilarious, now tragic, now shocking, now mesmerizing: that's Dmitrii Kalashnikov's stunning compilation of video footage from the dash cams of Russian motorists in a nutshell.</p> <p>The epitome of a you-have-to-see-it-to-believe-it documentary, The Road Movie captures a wide range of spectacles through the windshields of cars—including a speeding comet, a terrifying forest fire, horrific crashes and no shortage of drivers taking road rage to operatic levels—all accompanied by bemused commentary from the unseen (and often impressively stoic) individuals behind the wheel.</p> 2510 E. Colfax Ave. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Jan 16, 2018

National Theatre Live: Young Marx
Jan 18, 2018 - Jan 21, 2018

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Two Screenings Only! Thursday, January 18th at 7pm Sunday, January 21st at 12:30pm Rory Kinnear (The Threepenny Opera, Penny Dreadful, Othello) is Marx and Oliver Chris (Twelfth Night, Green Wing) is Engels, in this new comedy written by...

National Theatre Live: Young Marx <p>Two Screenings Only! <br />Thursday, January 18th at 7pm <br />Sunday, January 21st at 12:30pm</p> <p>Rory Kinnear (The Threepenny Opera, Penny Dreadful, Othello) is Marx and Oliver Chris (Twelfth Night, Green Wing) is Engels, in this new comedy written by Richard Bean and Clive Coleman. Broadcast live from The Bridge Theatre, London, the production is directed by Nicholas Hytner and reunites the creative team behind Broadway and West End hit comedy One Man, Two Guvnors. <br />1850, and Europe’s most feared terrorist is hiding in Dean Street, Soho. Broke, restless and horny, the thirty-two-year-old revolutionary is a frothing combination of intellectual brilliance, invective, satiric wit, and child-like emotional illiteracy. <br />Creditors, spies, rival revolutionary factions and prospective seducers of his beautiful wife all circle like vultures. His writing blocked, his marriage dying, his friend Engels in despair at his wasted genius, his only hope is a job on the railway. But there’s still no one in the capital who can show you a better night on the piss than Karl Heinrich Marx.</p> <p>As a part of the National Theatre Live series, Young Marx will be recorded live and shown on a delayed basis. The Sie FilmCenter is the exclusive Denver-area venue for this thrilling series of great plays.</p> 2510 E. Colfax Ave. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Jan 16, 2018

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  • Image $5 - $7

Taught by Iana Dontcheva, Filmmaker and Film Scholar Film Noir is one of the most intriguing phenomena in 20th century American cinema. A genre for some, a current for others, Film Noir cuts the century in half, not unlike WW2, to which it...

Lecture: Film Noir, An Immigrant Affair <p>Taught by Iana Dontcheva, Filmmaker and Film Scholar <br />Film Noir is one of the most intriguing phenomena in 20th century American cinema. A genre for some, a current for others, Film Noir cuts the century in half, not unlike WW2, to which it is intimately related, drawing from the first half and shaping the second. It sits at the artistically fertile and effervescent crossroads between the American and European mid-century experiences: more than any other Hollywood staple, Film Noir is an immigrant affair. <br />The mention of Film Noir immediately evokes a series of stylistic and narrative traits recognizable to everyone. We all know a Film Noir when we see it! What we are perhaps less aware of is how intermingled Film Noir is with a host of artistic precursors, in literature and in cinema, and how terrifically it has since impacted both writing and filmmaking. The lecture will examine and establish precisely that— the complex network of aesthetic and thematic influences surrounding Film Noir and the unique historic and cultural contexts from which it emerged.</p> <p>In the 1940s, film studios introduced an entirely new film genre to American audiences. Filled with murder, corruption and despair, and populated with detectives and femme fatales, the films that came to be defined as Film Noir grew into enduring and iconic classics. Today, these hard-boiled tales are just as fascinating and entertaining as when they first premiered more than a half-century ago. <br />The Denver Film Society is excited to present a collection of some of the best American noir classics, kicking off with the film that many suggest marked the genre’s end point (Touch of Evil) and working backward to showcase hallmarks of the form (The Big Sleep and Double Indemnity). The films, featuring career-defining roles by some of Hollywood’s biggest stars, including: Lauren Bacall, Orson Welles, Humphrey Bogart, Barbara Stanwyck, Janet Leigh, and Edward G. Robinson, are cinematic treats, not to be missed on the big screen. <br />Along with these monthly screenings, DFS will also present a series of lectures by local film scholars that provide additional context and insights into the early American cinema. Lectures include an introduction to film noir, its history, impact and influences; a discussion about how Hollywood helped shape attitudes about the female body; and a presentation on the history of censorship and the Hays code in Hollywood. All screenings and lectures in this series take place at the Sie FilmCenter and are free for members, and just $7 for non-members.</p> 2510 E. Colfax Ave. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Jan 16, 2018

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The Wild & Scenic Film Festival is on tour again, and making a stop at Denver's Sie FilmCenter on January 25! The evening will include award-winning environmental and outdoor adventure films from around the world that have been selected...

Wild and Scenic Film Festival <p>The Wild &amp; Scenic Film Festival is on tour again, and making a stop at Denver's Sie FilmCenter on January 25! The evening will include award-winning environmental and outdoor adventure films from around the world that have been selected not only for their great visual stories, but also to inspire and motivate us to continue the cause to keep the Rocky Mountains wild. A portion of the proceeds of the event will benefit Rocky Mountain Wild.</p> 2510 E Colfax Ave Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Jan 16, 2018

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In this Israeli comedy written and directed by star Shady Srour, Adam is a Christian Arab living in Nazareth with his beautiful feminist wife Lamia. His perpetual attempts at entrepreneurship have so far ended in failure after failure—but...

Holy Air - Best of DFF40 <p>In this Israeli comedy written and directed by star Shady Srour, Adam is a Christian Arab living in Nazareth with his beautiful feminist wife Lamia. His perpetual attempts at entrepreneurship have so far ended in failure after failure—but between a gravely ill father and a baby on the way, he decides for his family’s sake to roll the dice on one more bright idea.</p> <p>Adam takes glass vials to a sacred hillsite, seals them and plans to sell them to tourists as “holy air.” First, however, he has to convince the city’s Catholic church officials, Muslim gangsters and Jewish politicos that his product is marketable—and that they’ll have a hand in the profits, too. He also has to convince himself: even as his idea gains traction, Adam must decide if he truly believes in it—or if it’s just a lot of hot air.</p> 2510 E. Colfax Ave. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Jan 16, 2018

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At a theatre performance of ‘Manon Lescaut’, the young and naive Armand is utterly captivated after meeting the ravishing and most desirable courtesan Marguerite Gautier. Their encounter gives birth to a passionate yet doomed love…...

Bolshoi Ballet: The Lady of the Camellias <p>At a theatre performance of ‘Manon Lescaut’, the young and naive Armand is utterly captivated after meeting the ravishing and most desirable courtesan Marguerite Gautier. Their encounter gives birth to a passionate yet doomed love… <br />Alexandre Dumas fils’s novel comes to life on the Bolshoi stage, with prima Svetlana Zakharova as the ailing Marguerite seeking love and redemption from her life as a courtesan. The Bolshoi brings choreographer John Neumeier’s work of rare beauty and tragic depth to new emotional heights, accompanied by Chopin’s romantic piano score.</p> <p>Music - Frédéric Chopin <br />Choreography - John Neumeier <br />Captured live on December 5th, 2015</p> 2510 E. Colfax Ave. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Jan 16, 2018

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  • Image 2510 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, CO 80206
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When private detective Philip Marlowe (Humphrey Bogart) is hired by a wealthy general (Charles Waldron) to investigate the gambling debts of his younger daughter (Martha Vickers), he becomes embroiled in a scheme of blackmail, murder, and...

Film Noir & Early Hollywood: The Big Sleep <p>When private detective Philip Marlowe (Humphrey Bogart) is hired by a wealthy general (Charles Waldron) to investigate the gambling debts of his younger daughter (Martha Vickers), he becomes embroiled in a scheme of blackmail, murder, and subterfuge, made more complicated by his dizzying relationship with the general’s oldest daughter, Mrs. Vivian Rutledge (Lauren Bacall). Bolstered by the matchless performances of Bogart and Bacall, this quintessential Noir film is considered one of Howard Hawks’s greatest triumphs.</p> <p>In the 1940s, film studios introduced an entirely new film genre to American audiences. Filled with murder, corruption and despair, and populated with detectives and femme fatales, the films that came to be defined as Film Noir grew into enduring and iconic classics. Today, these hard-boiled tales are just as fascinating and entertaining as when they first premiered more than a half-century ago. <br />The Denver Film Society is excited to present a collection of some of the best American noir classics, kicking off with the film that many suggest marked the genre’s end point (Touch of Evil) and working backward to showcase hallmarks of the form (The Big Sleep and Double Indemnity). The films, featuring career-defining roles by some of Hollywood’s biggest stars, including: Lauren Bacall, Orson Welles, Humphrey Bogart, Barbara Stanwyck, Janet Leigh, and Edward G. Robinson, are cinematic treats, not to be missed on the big screen. <br />Along with these monthly screenings, DFS will also present a series of lectures by local film scholars that provide additional context and insights into the early American cinema. Lectures include an introduction to film noir, its history, impact and influences; a discussion about how Hollywood helped shape attitudes about the female body; and a presentation on the history of censorship and the Hays code in Hollywood. All screenings and lectures in this series take place at the Sie FilmCenter and are free for members, and just $7 for non-members.</p> 2510 E. Colfax Ave. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Jan 16, 2018

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  • Image 2510 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, CO 80206
  • Image Starting: 7:00 PM
  • Image $7

Taught by Tiel Louise Lundy, Instructor of Film Studies, CU Boulder Hollywood has always influenced mainstream fashion. Relying on an extensive survey of sources from the 1930s and 40s, this lecture reveals how the industries played a...

Bosom Buddies, Hollywood And The Lingerie Industry 1930 - 1949 <p>Taught by Tiel Louise Lundy, Instructor of Film Studies, CU Boulder <br />Hollywood has always influenced mainstream fashion. Relying on an extensive survey of sources from the 1930s and 40s, this lecture reveals how the industries played a profound part in shaping attitudes about the aesthetics of the female body.</p> <p>In the 1940s, film studios introduced an entirely new film genre to American audiences. Filled with murder, corruption and despair, and populated with detectives and femme fatales, the films that came to be defined as Film Noir grew into enduring and iconic classics. Today, these hard-boiled tales are just as fascinating and entertaining as when they first premiered more than a half-century ago. <br />The Denver Film Society is excited to present a collection of some of the best American noir classics, kicking off with the film that many suggest marked the genre’s end point (Touch of Evil) and working backward to showcase hallmarks of the form (The Big Sleep and Double Indemnity). The films, featuring career-defining roles by some of Hollywood’s biggest stars, including: Lauren Bacall, Orson Welles, Humphrey Bogart, Barbara Stanwyck, Janet Leigh, and Edward G. Robinson, are cinematic treats, not to be missed on the big screen. <br />Along with these monthly screenings, DFS will also present a series of lectures by local film scholars that provide additional context and insights into the early American cinema. Lectures include an introduction to film noir, its history, impact and influences; a discussion about how Hollywood helped shape attitudes about the female body; and a presentation on the history of censorship and the Hays code in Hollywood. All screenings and lectures in this series take place at the Sie FilmCenter and are free for members, and just $7 for non-members.</p> 2510 E. Colfax Ave. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Jan 16, 2018

  • Image Jan 16, 2018
  • Image 2510 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, CO 80206
  • Image Starting: 7:00 PM
  • Image $12 - $15

Since the dawn of time, man has searched for answers... and failed. But the fog of existence has finally cleared thanks to the eternal fruits of your favorite found footage collective, Everything Is Terrible! Over the last 10 years, EIT!...

Everything Is Terrible's The Great Satan <p>Since the dawn of time, man has searched for answers... and failed. But the fog of existence has finally cleared thanks to the eternal fruits of your favorite found footage collective, Everything Is Terrible! Over the last 10 years, EIT! has reinterpreted our shared memory into 3,000+ daily web videos, collected 15,000 Jerry Maguire VHS tapes, and forever altered the collective consciousness. Now, with their longtime collaborator Lucifer, Everything Is Terrible! has ingested over 2,000 satanic panic, religious kook, and D-horror VHS tapes. They have recontextualized them and created a narrative feature that reminds us all who we are, why we are here, and what we should be doing with our paltry time on this dumb planet. And now they invite you to be an initiate of the psychedelic devotion of EIT! As you take your blood oath, your journey will brim with evangelical ducks, goopy ghouls, and sad white men who believe that Dungeons &amp; Dragons summon actual horned demons. Join your bedazzled Dadgods for an all-new live show, featuring never before seen puppets and costumes, as EIT! presents their newest feature, T H E G R E A T S A T A N. But be warned… If you really want to see your mind, you’ve got to be ready to rip your skull open…</p> <p>Please bring your offerings of Jerry Maguire VHS tapes to the altar when EIT! comes to your town!</p> 2510 E. Colfax Ave. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Jan 16, 2018

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  • Image 2510 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, CO 80206
  • Image Starting: 1:00 PM
  • Image $15 - $18

In Verona, Romeo and Juliet fall madly in love while their respective families, the Montagues and the Capulets, are caught in a bitter rivalry ending in heart-wrenching tragedy… Alexei Ratmansky, former artistic director of the Bolshoi...

Bolshoi Ballet: Romeo & Juliet <p>In Verona, Romeo and Juliet fall madly in love while their respective families, the Montagues and the Capulets, are caught in a bitter rivalry ending in heart-wrenching tragedy…</p> <p>Alexei Ratmansky, former artistic director of the Bolshoi Ballet, stages the company’s premiere of his production with dramatic urgency and a fresh re-telling of Shakespeare’s beloved classic. His brilliant and detailed adaptiation set to Prokofiev’s romantic and cinematic score, reignites the story of literature’s most celebrated star-crossed lovers like no other classical ballet choreographer today.</p> <p>Music - Sergei Prokofiev <br />Choreography - Alexei Ratmansky <br />Captured Live Jan 21, 2018</p> 2510 E. Colfax Ave. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Jan 16, 2018

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Two Screenings Only! Wednesday, March 7th at 7pm Sunday, March 11th at 1230pm Tennessee Williams’ twentieth century masterpiece Cat on a Hot Tin Roof played a strictly limited season in London’s West End in 2017. Following his smash hit...

National Theatre Live: Cat On A Hot Tin Roof <p>Two Screenings Only! <br />Wednesday, March 7th at 7pm <br />Sunday, March 11th at 1230pm</p> <p>Tennessee Williams’ twentieth century masterpiece Cat on a Hot Tin Roof played a strictly limited season in London’s West End in 2017. Following his smash hit production of A Streetcar Named Desire, Benedict Andrews’ ‘thrilling revival’ (New York Times) stars Sienna Miller alongside, Jack O’Connell and Colm Meaney. <br />On a steamy night in Mississippi, a Southern family gather at their cotton plantation to celebrate Big Daddy’s birthday. The scorching heat is almost as oppressive as the lies they tell. Brick and Maggie dance round the secrets and sexual tensions that threaten to destroy their marriage. With the future of the family at stake, which version of the truth is real &#8211; and which will win out?</p> 2510 E. Colfax Ave. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

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