The 39th Denver Film Festival — Day One

The 39th Denver Film Festival gets underway tonight with the opening night film La La Land, a modern-day musical set in the City of Angels where some dreams are realized while others are crushed underfoot. The movie stars Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, and Stone, along with writer/director Damien Chazelle, are set to attend the opening night festivities with a post-screening Q&A with Denver Post film critic emeritus, Lisa Kennedy. La La Land is currently under embargo, so I’ll leave it at this: La La Land is heart-wrenching, acidic, and poignant. Easily one of the best of the year, and co-lead Ryan Gosling is magnificent. But La La Land isn’t even the best movie at … Continue reading The 39th Denver Film Festival — Day One