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32nd Starz Denver Film Festival

Nov 12 - 22, 2009

What’s It All AboutThe Denver Film Society organises the Starz Denver Film Festival, an 11 day roster of international screenings and awards ceremonies. The film fest aims to develop opportunities for diverse audiences to discover film through creative thought-provoking experiences

Watch Out For!

1. Films In Competition: Movies from all over the world aiming for the prestigious Krzysztof Kieslowski Award. It is presented to a feature-length fiction film. The Emerging Filmmaker Award is presented to a first – or second-time director without US distribution. American Faust: From Condi to Neo-Condi, Applause and Sweet Rush are some films in this category.

2. First Look Student Film Section: First Look was once a great platform mainly for niche films. This category showcases works by creative students.

3. The Environment In Focus: The Environment In Focus: The category features cutting-edge documentaries with the ability to inspire audiences with regard to the natural world.

Red Carpet Presentations

The festival opens with Precious - Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire. Already receiving Oscar buzz, Precious is directed by Lee Daniels and is the story of a morbidly obese 16-year-old girl, pregnant by her father and horribly abused by her mother. The teenager finds a glimmer of hope in the love of a teacher trying to shepherd her towards a new life.

The Last Station, directed by Michael Hoffman will be featured in the category Big Night. The film is a richly complex, funny, and emotional story about the travails of living with love and the impossibility of living without it — through the eyes of the great Leo Tolstoy and his wife Sofya.

Director Jean-Marc Vallée’s The Young Victoria will be showcased in the Closing Night category. On the eve of her 18th birthday and consequent succession to the English throne, young Princess Victoria (Emily Blunt) is caught in a royal power struggle.

























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