The ten best movie events in Denver in July
July is a perfect time to bask under the stars at one of Denver's many outdoor screenings or to cuddle up in an air-conditioned theater and get out of the heat. This month's picks for movie events include throw-back classics, one queer festival and two killer new releases.
10) Velvet Goldmine
In a tip of the hat to Orson Welles' Citizen Kane, Todd Haynes's Velvet Goldmine tells the story of a reporter digging up dirt on a bisexual glam-rock singer. The character, loosely based on David Bowie, falls from the heights of fame. The film is a scathing critique of star culture, a desperate romance and a visual extravaganza. The show starts at 7 p.m. and tickets are available at the Alamo website.
9) Gimme Shelter
The 1969 Rolling Stones' concert at the Altamont Speedway began with chaos and ended in disaster when Hell's Angels, who were hired to protect the stage, beat a fan to death. Direct cinema masters, the Maysles Brothers, chronicled the concert and Mick Jagger's response in Gimme Shelter, a documentary exploring the madness of an era through one tragic incident. The show starts at 7 p.m. and tickets are available at the Alamo website.
8) The Black Pirate
Swashbuckler extraordinaire Douglas Fairbanks plays a nobleman sworn to avenge his father's death at the hands of pirates. To enact his plan, Fairbanks transforms himself into The Black Pirate and infiltrates his enemies' ranks. Just as the plan appears to be working, he falls in love, which complicates his scheme. The Silent Film Trio will provide the score. The event starts at 7:30 p.m., and tickets cost $12 and can be purchased here.
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