An Inside Look Into Denver’s 2016 Film Festival

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The upcoming Denver Film Festival, which runs the first two weeks of November is one of the most highly anticipated movie related events of the year. As this annual festival has started to gain more public attention over the years, this event has seen

The festival will roll out its very first red carpet at Ellie Caulkins Opera House to graciously welcome director-writer Damien Chazelle and actress Emma Stone arrival for “La La Land” (Nov. 2 at 8 p.m.).

La La Land” is a 2016 American romantic musical comedy-drama film that actually follows a musician and aspiring actress who meet and fall in love in Los Angeles. This particular film is interesting because combines the film categories of both romance and comedy, along with putting a very different musical spin to the plot. The film also had its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival, and has been screened at both the London and Toronto film festivals earlier in the fall.

This film debuts on opening night with additional onstage commentary with her and director Chazelle. Stone will also receive the Excellence in Acting Award, commemorating her extensive film career in visual pieces that range from young adult comedic films to big box superhero sellers, such as the Spiderman series with Andrew Garfield.

The next two weeks will consist of over 150 features and shorts that fall into both fiction and nonfiction categories. This year’s festival will also take place in various venues such as The Ellie Caulkins Opera House, 14th and Curtis streets; the UA Denver Pavilions, and 16th Street Mall, to just name a few.

3 Films to Look Out For

  • In the film,“The Eagle Huntress” a young Mongolian chases her dreams in a documentary that is truly a heartwarming experience for all ages. Interesting themes determination, tradition, and most importantly, female independence.
  • “I, Daniel Blake,” directed by British filmmaker Ken Loach highlights the hardship and grit felt by many working-class folk in his Cannes winning drama.
  • “Toni Erdmann” follows the interesting story of a distant father/daughter duo that need to connect somehow after much time apart.

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