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The 42nd Denver Film Festival will feature a screening of Man with a Movie Camera live scored by Denver’s own DeVotchKa. Tickets on sale at

Oct. 1, 2019 (DENVER) — The 42nd Denver Film Festival announced a special program that will screen on Sunday, Nov. 3 featuring Denver’s own DeVotchKa live scoring the classic experimental 1929 Soviet silent documentary film, MAN WITH A MOVIE CAMERA. Tickets are on sale and can be purchased at The event will screen in the IMAX Theatre at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science.

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Sunday, Nov. 3 at 8:30pm
Denver Museum of Nature and Science IMAX Theatre
Tickets at

Denver’s DeVotchKa has been combining a range of influences into their unique blend of expressive music and storytelling for more than a decade. Internationally famous for their soundtrack to Little Miss Sunshine (2006), the band’s Nick Urata has composed scores for films as diverse as Crazy Stupid Love (2011), Paddington (2014), and Netflix’s A Series of Unfortunate Events (2017). Locally, bandmates Jeanie Schroder (acoustic bass, sousaphone), Shawn King (percussion, trumpet), and Tom Hagerman (violin, viola, accordion, piano) live scored the wildly popular Denver Center Theatre Company production of Sweeney Todd (2016). Denver Film Festival is excited to present DeVotchKa as they bring their multifaceted, cinematic melodies to Vertov’s influential classic.

A landmark for its playful experimentation with the depiction of reality, Dziga Vertov’s The Man with a Movie Camera is charged with the excitement of cinema’s possibilities. “The film drama is the opium of the people,” Vertov wrote, “Long live life as it is!” Named in a recent Sight & Sound poll as the eighth best movie ever made, Vertov’s joyful trip through the streets of Moscow, Odessa, and Kiev, uses superimpositions, jump cuts, split screens, and a host of other effects to create an expressive portrait of a modernizing world.


The Festival will open with a tribute to former Artistic Director, Brit Withey, a highly-respected film industry leader who worked for Denver Film for more than two decades. He will be honored with an evening tribute on Wednesday, Oct. 30 at the Sie FilmCenter.

The Opening Night celebration will commence on Thursday, Oct. 31 with a Red Carpet screening at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House followed by the Opening Night Party at the historic McNichols Building in Civic Center Park.

The full 12-day Festival program will be announced on Thursday, Oct. 10. Individual tickets go on sale to Denver Film members on Friday, Oct. 11 and to the general public on Monday, Oct. 14. High-level members will be able to purchase their tickets in advance of the general membership and public on-sale dates. Tickets will be available for purchase online at or the DFF42 main box office location at the Sie FilmCenter (2510 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, CO 80206).

The year-round home of Denver Film, the Sie FilmCenter, will serve as the anchor venue for the Festival. Screenings will also be presented at the UA Denver Pavilions on the 16th Street Mall, and Red Carpet Presentations will screen at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House. The Festival Annex, located inside the historic McNichols Building at Civic Center Park, will play host to panel discussions, virtual reality, interactive and immersive experiences, High School Day, community engagement, and a Festival Lounge for the public.

Press accreditation is currently open and closes on Friday, Oct. 11. Complete details on how to apply are currently available at:

Festival Ticket Packages are currently on sale. The following packages offer the best discounted prices to attend the Festival. Packages increase in price after Tuesday, Oct. 8.

Six Pack: $60 ($10 per ticket) Member, $84 ($14 per ticket) Non-Member – Valid for regular-priced screenings, not valid for special presentations. After Oct. 8: $66 Member, $90 Non-member.

Fifteen Pack:  $135 ($9 per ticket) Member, $195 ($13 per ticket) Non-Member – Valid for regular-priced screenings, not valid for special presentations. After Oct. 8: $150 Member, $210 Non-member.

Red Carpet Pack$75 ($25 per ticket) Member, $90 ($30 per ticket) Non-Member – Three Red Carpet film experiences at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House, including Opening Night – Oct. 31, Centerpiece – Nov. 1; and Closing Night – Nov. 9. These tickets are for the Red Carpet films only and do not include any Festival receptions or parties that preceed or follow the screening.

Enjoy DFF42 in a whole new way by becoming a Member. Memberships begin at just $65 and allow you to purchase DFF42 tickets at a member discount. For more information on membership please visit:

To experience DFF42 as an insider, join the Leadership Circle for exclusive Festival access. Please visit: for a breakdown of levels and benefits. In addition, please contact Suzanne Yuzer at or 720-709-7735 to purchase a Leadership Circle Membership.

To keep up to date with DFF42 on social media: like the DFF Facebook ( page, follow @DenverFilm on Twitter, @DenverFilmSociety on Instagram, and join the conversation by using the hashtag: #DFF42.

2019 Denver Film Festival Sponsors:

PREMIER: Regal; MARQUEE: Anna & John J. Sie Foundation, AOR, Inc., Barbara Bridges, British Airways, CEAVCO Audio Visual, Liberty Global, Mike’s Camera, SAGE Hospitality, Sheila K. O’Brien; SPOTLIGHT: Butler Rents, Capital One, Istituto Italiano di Cultura Chicago, SeriesFest, Anna Maglione-Sie Endowed Chair of Italian Culture and the Department of Languages and Literatures-University of Denver, IMDbPro, KIND Snacks, Reality Garage, Riverfront Park Community Foundation; CAMEO: Baird – The Palm Group, Brookfield Properties, Colorado Film & Video Association, Davis Graham & Stubbs, Eldorado Natural Spring Water, Friends of UNFPA, From the Hip Photo, Helliemae’s, Ken’s Reproductions, Lagralane, MSterious Miracles, Newberry Brothers, Queen City Optical Provisions, Ratio Beerworks, Silva Insurance, The Goods, TV5MONDE, University of Colorado Denver – College of Arts & Media, William LaBahn, The Women’s Foundation of Colorado, Xfinity; MEDIA: Birdy, KBCO, Out Front, Placewise Digital; GOVERNMENT: Colorado Creative Industries, Colorado Office of Film Television & Media, Consulate General of Italy, Denver Arts & Venues, Denver Arts & Venues Create Denver, McNichols Civic Center Building, National Endowment for the Arts, Scientific & Cultural Facilities District, Visit Denver; FILM: Ballard Spahr, DC Pie CO., Metro State University – Department of Journalism and Media Production, Peart Street Marketing, The Lyric, SAGindie, Zyr Vodka

About Denver Film:

Founded in 1978, Denver Film is a membership-based, 501(c)(3) nonprofit cultural institution that produces film events throughout the year, including the award-winning Denver Film Festival and the popular, summertime series Film on the Rocks. With a vision to cultivate community and transform lives through film, the organization provides opportunities for diverse audiences to discover film through creative, thought-provoking experiences.

The permanent home of Denver Film, the Sie FilmCenter, is Denver’s only year-round cinematheque, presenting a weekly-changing calendar of first-run exclusives and arthouse revivals both domestic and foreign, narrative and documentary—over 600 per year, all shown in their original language and format. Denver Film programs annually reach more than 200,000 film lovers and film lovers-in-training.