Series, at Mercury Café, 2199
California St., presents: Documentary films dealing with issues of conscience,
followed by audience discussions.
Thursdays, 7p.m.: Feb. 7, Oliver Stone’s Untold History of the United
States—Bush & Obama—Age of Terror; 21, 5
Broken Cameras, the 2012 Academy
Award nominee for Best Documentary; 28, Samsara.
Donations appreciated. Info:
Colorado Committee on Africa and the Caribbean at the Mercury Café, 2199 California St.,
in Latin America, parts 3 and 4,
hosted by Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr., chairman of African-American Studies at
Harvard University, Sun., Feb. 26, 2p.m. Info: 303-329-5881.
Denver Film Society, Sie FilmCenter,
2510 E. Colfax Ave., presents: first-run exclusives and art house revivals,
domestic and foreign, narrative and documentary – shown in their original
language and format without on-screen advertising.
on Japanese Cinema, Feb. 21-24,
includes spotlight on filmmaker Shohei Imamura, the
only Japanese director to twice win the Palme d’or at
Cannes. Festival bookends with post-film receptions –
treats from some of Denver’s best and newest Asian eateries.
the dates: 3rd annual Women+Film VOICES
film festival is set for March 3-10, a mix of 16 short films and features,
salon discussions, many in-person guests and thoughtful, inspiring stories of
women from around the world.
VOICESpreview film is Mon., Feb. 11,
7p.m., Colorado premiere of The
Invisible War, Academy Award-nominated
documentary about the epidemic of rape in the U.S. military – the
Department of Defense estimates a staggering 19,000 violent sex crimes in the
military in 2010.
Women+Film VOICES launches Sun., March 3, 7p.m. with a one-woman
stage production of wit, wisdom and a whisper of gossip, when Susan Claassen brings A
Conversation With Edith Head to
the L2 Arts & Culture Center, 1477 Columbine St. In six decades of costume
design, Edith Head worked on over eleven hundred films, and won an unprecedented
For full schedules, synopses, and tickets: denverfilm.org or call 720-381-0813.
Fresh City Life, at Denver Public Library Central Library, 10 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy., Level B2 Conference Center, presents: Pontypool at the second annual Anti-Valentine’s Day
Heartburn Party, Tues., Feb. 12, 6:30-9p.m. Free.
Femme Fatales of the Silent Era,
celebrating the first American superstars of the modern age, Tuesdays,
6:30-9p.m.: Feb. 19, It (1927); 26, Flesh and the Devil (1927). Info: denverlibrary.org/fresh.
Mayan Theater, 110 Broadway, presents: award-winning documentary Arise,
stories of extraordinary women around the world coming together to heal
injustices against the earth, one night only, Thur., March 7, 7p.m.
Dana Miller of Grow Local Colorado and Beverly Grant of Mo Betta Farmers Market are featured in the film and will be available for a Q&A following
the screening. 10 percent of ticket sales go to their organizations. Tickets
sell quickly: $15 adults/$13: brownpapertickets.com.
& Culture Center, at the
JCC, 350 S. Dahlia St., presents: 17th
Denver Jewish Film Festival, Feb.
6-17, cutting-edge Jewish cinema with decidedly upbeat, international energy
– from Israel’s box office favorite, The World is Funny – to several French films (Broken, Paris-Manhattan, Bottle
in the Gaza Sea, Let My People Go and The
Day I Saw Your Heart), and
documentaries looking at the lives and thoughts of Art Spiegelman,
Roman Polanski, and Broadway producer Joe Papp.
Night Fundraiser, Wed., Feb. 6,
5:30p.m., will salute the JFF’s many
friends, especially honoring longtime MACC/JCC supporters Carol and Irwin
Wagner. The evening is capped with a 7p.m. screening of Hava Nagila (The Movie), a hilarious chronicle of the resilient life of
this well-recognized little ditty. Opening
Night – and the entire
26-film festival – will be at home in the newly built, acoustically
elegant and accessible 400-seat Elaine Wolf Theatre.
OtherJewish Film Festival highlights: a visit
from Emmy award-winning writer, Mike Reiss, known for The Simpsons,
Finale closing night screening ofA.K.A. Doc Pomus,
featuring Brooklyn-born songwriter Jerome Felder (This Magic Moment, Save
the Last Dance for Me), an
evening topped off with a dessert reception.
Visitmaccjcc.org/film for complete
schedule/online tickets, also at MACC box office, 303-316-6360. Tickets
$10/film (excluding opening night and grand finale), with a variety of ticket