This week in Film — Weekend Two of the Denver Film Festival and LONG DAY’S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT

The 42nd Denver Film Festival wraps up Nov. 10, but there are still a slew of movies to see. For this week’s Boulder Weekly, I highlight three: The Twentieth Century, Premature, Sorry We Missed You — the latter is one … Continue reading This week in Film — Weekend Two of the Denver Film Festival and LONG DAY’S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT

DFF Review — BIRDS OF PASSAGE (Pájaros de verano)

Birds of Passage — from directors Cristina Gallego and Ciro Guerra — is a masterpiece. Set in Colombia and spanning the years 1969 to 1980, Birds is divided into five sections, songs really, that recount the tale of ancient rituals, tight-knit tribes, and the sudden and violent encroachment of capitalism thanks to the profitability of the drug trade. Like most stories depicting the rise and fall of an empire, it begins with an attraction. Specifically, between the young Zaida (Natalia Reyes) and the bachelor Rapayet (José Acosta) at Zaida’s coming out ceremony. With a flurry of images, Gallego and Guerra invoke … Continue reading DFF Review — BIRDS OF PASSAGE (Pájaros de verano)