We're excited to partner with the Denver Film Society for this year’s Denver Film Festival. In its 39th year, the 2016 Denver Film Festival will take place November 2-13 at various locations around the city. The fest will feature over 250 films ranging in genre from documentaries to blockbusters. Here are our picks for must-see films:
The Edge of Seventeen - A classic coming of age tale, The Edge of Seventeen tells the story of geeky and awkward high school junior Nadine (Hailee Steinfeld). Navigating high school is hard enough for Nadine but it only gets tougher when her popular older brother starts dating her best friend. With Woody Harrelson and Kyra Sedgwick in the film’s lineup as well, The Edge of Seventeen is sure to offer laughs, a little drama and even some tears. Catch this movie at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House on Saturday, November 12 at 2:30 PM. Buy tickets here.
Off the Rails - This documentary follows the life of Darius McCollum, a man who started taking public trains and buses on joyrides after a lifelong obsession with them. McCollum has been in and out of jail for his crimes, but the “victimless nature” of his offenses and the fact that he has Asperger’s Syndrome have left many people questioning if McCollum really deserves to be behind bars. Off the Rails can be seen at the Sie FilmCenter DFF on November 3 at 4:15 PM, November 5 at 7:15 PM and on November 6 at 4:15 PM. Purchase tickets here.
See the full 2016 Denver Festival schedule here.
Be a part of the 2016 Denver Film Festival by entering our sweepstakes to win $100 in Lyft credit and two tickets to the final film and after party! To enter, follow @Lyft_Denver on Twitter and tweet us the answers to the questions below, using #Denfilmfest somewhere in the tweet.
Q: In 1997 a huge blizzard shut down Denver, and the festival's opening weekend. What was the closing night film that year?
Q: Whose films have opened the festival more than anyone else?