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iW NEWS | Denver Fest Kicks Off Tonight With “Bloom”

iW NEWS | Denver Fest Kicks Off Tonight With "Bloom"

The 2008 Starz Denver Film Festival has announced the schedule for the 11-day event, which will be held Nov. 13-23 and feature 215 films from nearly 30 countries. In addition to the films, the schedule also features red carpet events, receptions, panel discussions and award presentations. “We have spent the past year assembling a program of films, panels and special events that we believe offers something for everyone: something eye-opening, something moving, something provocative, something new,” said Britta Erickson, SDFF director, in a statement. “And, we are delighted that over 150 filmmakers and industry professionals will join us in Denver for our 11-day cinematic celebration.” The fest will open November 13th with a presentation of Rian Johnson‘s “The Brothers Bloom.” Other announced films include closing night film Joel Hopkins‘ “Last Chance Harvey,” Danny Boyle‘s “Slumdog Millionaire,” Laurent Cantet‘s “The Class,” Jake Mahaffy‘s “Wellness,” Darren Aronofsky‘s “The Wrestler,” Daniel Junge‘s “They Killed Sister Dorothy,” C. Karim Chrobog‘s “War Child,” Don Hardy and Dana Nachman‘s “Witch Hunt,” James Gray‘s “Two Lovers,” Arnaud Desplechin‘s “A Christmas Tale,” Lea Pool‘s “Mommy is at the Hairdressers,” Dominique Abel and Fiona Gordon‘s “Rumba” and Andrzej Jakimowski‘s “Tricks.” For the full schedule and a list of other programming visit the festival’s website. [Peter Knegt]

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