Things to do in Denver: Denver Film Fest edition

For 12 days — Nov. 2-13 — the Denver Film Festival will show more than 250 films at the Sie Film Center, the Denver Pavilions and the Ellie.

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Ready your eyeballs, it’s here.

For 12 days — Nov. 2-13 — the Denver Film Festival will show more than 250 films at the Sie Film Center, the Denver Pavilions and the Ellie Caulkins Opera House. Around 55,000 tickets will be sold for short films, documentaries, blockbusters, music videos, panels and more.

It all kicks off tonight with a red carpet and screening of “La La Land,” a modern musical starring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling. That will be followed by the opening night party at the Festival AnneX Building (the McNichols Building).

At the other end of the festival is a screening of “Jackie,” starring Natalie Portman as Jacqueline Kennedy, and a closing party at the Denver Children’s Museum.

But those marquee events are already sold out, so let’s focus on everything in between.

There are still tickets available for more individual screenings than most people can reasonably attend (both due to work schedules and the health of your eyeballs). And it’s not just weekday matinees that are open.

The Denver Film Festival Centerpiece, “Lion,” is still selling tickets — $35 for DFS members and $40 for non-members.. The screening is at 8 p.m. Friday at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House.

The fun Music Video Mixtape program is still open, too. The 94-minute showcase features videos from stars like Danny Brown and locals like Elephant Revival. It’s showing twice, at 9:30 p.m. Saturday and at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 11. Tickets are $12 for DFS members and $15 for non-members.

We could comb through the Denver Film Festival calendar endlessly, so get in there and explore a bit for yourself.

Before you go, here are the basics:

Venues

Here’s a helpful map.

Sie Film Center
2510 E. Colfax Ave.

Ellie Caulkins Opera House
14th and Curtis streets

UA Denver Pavilions
500 16th St.

Festival Annex Building
McNichols Building
144 W. Colfax Ave.

Tickets

Tickets are available at denverfilmfestival.denverfilm.org or at the Sie Film Center or Pavilions box offices.

Regular screenings:
DFS members: $12
Non-members: $15
Student/senior/military: $13

Weekday matinees:
(Showtimes before 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday)
DFS members: $8
Non-members: $11

Panels:
DFS members: $8
Non-members: $11

Special presentations:
DFS members: $15
Non-members: $18

Ashley Dean

Author: Ashley Dean

Ashley Dean covers dining and nightlife, and other odds and ends. She previously covered music and did some copy editing for the Denver Post, the Colorado Daily and the Daily Camera. She's from New York, likes her bourbon straight and has strong opinions about Kanye West. She can be reached at adean@denverite.com, 303-502-2804 or @AshleyDean.