This week in Film — DFF43 and HOMELAND OF ELECTRICITY

It’s going to be virtual (not a surprise), but it’s going to be longer and cheaper (surprise). It’s the 43rd Denver Film Festival and it kicks off Oct. 22:

This year’s heavy hitters: Minari, the story of a Korean-American family searching for the American dream on a small Arkansas farm — it won both the Audience Award and the Grand Jury Prize for U.S. dramatic feature at this year’s Sundance Film Festival; Apples, the Greek breakout hit from 2020’s truncated festival season; and Nomadland, the recipient of both the Venice Film Festival’s Golden Lion and Toronto International Film Festival’s People’s Choice Award.
Nomadland will be one of three movies getting the drive-in treatment at Red Rocks (Thursday, Oct. 22). The other two are Nine Days, which won the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award at Sundance (Saturday, Oct. 24), and Ammonite (Thursday, Oct. 29). All three shows begin at 7 p.m.

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Also playing at home, TCM’s Women Make Film series rolls on for another half-dozen Tuesdays. Coming up Oct. 20, the series tackles topics involving Home, Religion, and Work, perfectly illustrated in Mark Cousins’ docuseries with the inclusion of—

Homeland of Electricity, Larisa Shepitko’s second film made for the Soviet Union, but never released during her lifetime.
Made in 1967, Homeland of Electricity is the second of three 30-minute segments commissioned by the government to celebrate the October Revolution’s 50th anniversary. But when Shepitko and her comrades turned in their work, authorities rejected them for not being patriotic enough.

Home Viewing: Homeland of Electricity