Denver Film Festival: It's Not Too Late!

The 2017 Denver Film Festival began on Wednesday, November 1 and continues through Sunday, November 12. The Denver Film Festival is celebrating its 40th year! Denver Film Festival is one of the oldest film festivals in the United States and their years of experience are demonstrated through the breadth and depth of their programming.

The Denver Film Festival celebrates film and film lovers by showing older films on the big screen, new films that you can't see anywhere else, plus you can interact with the filmmakers and actors! The panels are also star-studded and interactive. 

Each year, international film is highlighted though special emphasis is placed on the films of one country. This year, Danish film is in the spotlight. 

A few films that are worthy of note:

Walden: Life in the Woods by Alex Harvey is a re-imagining of the classic Walden by Henry David Thoreau.

Leaning into the Wind: Andy Goldsworthy by Thomas Riedelsheimer is being released 16 years after the amazing Rivers and Tides: Working with Time, an earlier collaboration between the artist and filmmaker. 

Be sure to check out the documentary by Colorado filmmaker Greg Campbell Hondros. Hondros tells the story of photographer Chris Hondros who was tragically killed covering the Civil War in Libya. Check out the book Testament by Chris Hondros to see his amazing photography before the film!

Did you know that they offer film selections for the whole family? Check out Kids Flix 2 on Saturday, 11/11 at 11 a.m. 

For those that are excited for the upcoming Star Wars film, be sure to check out Shakespearean Star Wars on Saturday, 11/11 at 11:30 a.m. Read these before hand for a taste of what you're in for: William Shakespeare's Star Wars: Verily, A New HopeWilliam Shakespeare's The Empire Striketh Back: Star Wars Part The Fifth and William Shakespeare's The Force Doth Awaken: Star Wars Part The Seventh, all by Ian Doescher. There is a book for each of the 7 Star Wars films so far.

If you love all things Colorado and enjoy short form filmmaking, be sure to check out Colorado Shorts with filmmakers in the audience!

Another film getting a lot of buzz is the quirky autobiographical documentary, JonBenet's Tricycle, by Andrew Novick. Andrew Novick was listed as the #1 Colorado Creative by Westword in 2014 and is likely to be one of the most interesting people you will meet in Denver's eclectic art scene.

These are just a few of the amazing events lined up for the next week. What films are you most excited to see as part of Denver Film Festival 2017?

Written by Tara on November 7, 2017


andrew lamb on November 8, 2017


thank you for so many years of art work , thank you hope to see you open with more star power next year!!!!

Victoria on November 12, 2017


Thank you for featuring DFF on your site! I love it when there are connections made between cultural events in the city and the library. Maybe next year there could be a public conversation with festival leaders about the festivals' featured selections? Just an idea.
Keep up the amazing work as always!