Robert David to Present at Low Budget & Independent Filmmakers Panel

Robert DavidAward-winning filmmaker Robert David is a familiar face to many StarFest attendees.  His movies have shown at local festivals, theater venues, coffee houses, bars, and parks in the area over the years—in fact a dozen years ago, he was a regular at StarFest and MileHiCon showing his and others’ movies, mostly on film.  Robert also free-lanced for many years for PBS (“Wild America”), Discovery Channel (“Expedition Earth”), and ESPN (US Ski Team coverage).  In 2003, Robert opened The CinemaLab, which has grown into a leader in motion picture preservation and restoration for the studios, large archives and small.  It is little-known that The CinemaLab has a full service motion picture photochemical facility in Englewood, CO in addition to their 4K digital restoration studio in Burbank, CA.  Robert considers The CinemaLab to be his playpen for making movies.  Truth is, The CinemaLab, Robert, & crew have saved many movie treasures, including five James Whale features, Academy Award winners, and the complete works of Stan Brakhage.  He is a collaborator of Nathaniel Dorsky’s, whose last two films ended-up on the New York Times “Best of (2011 & 2012)” movie lists.  StarFest Weekend, Robert will be discussing his processes—creative and otherwise kicking off  the “Low-Budget & Independent Filmmakers’ Panel” on Friday Noon, April 19th in the Humboldt Peak Room.  His presentation could be called, “How to make a living as a filmmaker in Colorado using humble talents and little resources.” He will use his newest film, “After Life” as a case study and show clips.  Robert is a great resource to aspiring cinema artists, and what he says is backed-up by results.  Welcome back to StarFest, Robert!  He’ll be around and available all weekend.

The Mechanic

The Mechanic
Opens this weekend

CBS’s new film THE MECHANIC opens nationwide on Friday, January 28. Starring Jason Statham, Ben Foster and Donald Sutherland.

Arthur Bishop is a ‘mechanic’ – an elite assassin with a strict code and unique talent for cleanly eliminating targets.  It’s a job that requires professional perfection and total detachment, and Bishop is the best in the business.  But when his mentor and close friend Harry is murdered, Bishop is anything but detached. His next assignment is self-imposed – he wants those responsible dead.  His mission grows complicated when Harry’s son Steve approaches him with the same vengeful goal and a determination to learn Bishop’s trade. Bishop has always acted alone but he can’t turn his back on Harry’s son. A methodical hit man takes an impulsive student deep into his world and a deadly partnership is born. But while in pursuit of their ultimate mark, deceptions threaten to surface and those hired to fix problems become problems themselves.

You can find more at TheMechanicMovie.com. This film is Rated R for strong brutal violence throughout, language, some sexual content and nudity.

Guest Request Contest

StarFestWho do you want to see?

We go through dozens of actors looking for the right mix of talent to bring to StarFest.

Every year we get close on some, get the cold shoulder from others, but eventually we manage to put together a mix of talent that makes for a great weekend. It’s impossible to promise that your favorite actor will be available, but we’d really like to know who you would like to see from the following people that are on our short list. Incidentally, some of them have already said no for this year, but we want to know if you think they are worth persuing in the future.

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The Green Hornet | Starland Screening

The Green HornetThe Green Hornet | Starland Screening
Screening Tuesday, January 11th at 7 PM in Denver

In The Green Hornet, Britt Reid is the son of LA’s most prominent and respected media magnate and is perfectly happy to maintain a directionless existence on the party scene – until his father mysteriously dies, leaving Britt his vast media empire.

Striking an unlikely friendship with one of his father’s more industrious and inventive employees, Kato, they see their chance to do something meaningful for the first time in their lives, fight crime.

Protecting the law by breaking it, Britt becomes the vigilante The Green Hornet as he and Kato hit the streets. Using all his ingenuity and skill, Kato builds the ultimate in advanced weaponry, The Black Beauty, an indestructible car equal parts firepower and horsepower. Rolling in a mobile fortress on wheels and striking the bad guys with Kato’s clever gadgets, The Green Hornet and Kato quickly start making a name for themselves, and with the help of Britt’s new secretary, Lenore Case, they begin hunting down the man who controls LA’s gritty underworld, Benjamin Chudnofsky. But Chudnofsky has plans of his, to swat down The Green Hornet once and for all.

The Green Hornet opens in theaters on Friday, January 14, 2011. It is rated PG-13 for sequences of violent action, language, sensuality and drug content. http://www.sonypictures.com/movies/thegreenhornet/

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Season of the Witch | Screening Quiz/Contest

Season of the Witch
Thursday January 6, 2011 @ 7:30pm

Denver, CO

In the supernatural thriller Season of the Witch, Nicolas Cage stars as a 14th century Crusader who returns with his comrade to a homeland devastated by the Black Plague. A beleaguered church, deeming sorcery the culprit of the plague, commands the two knights to transport an accused witch to a remote abbey, where monks will perform a ritual in hopes of ending the pestilence.

A priest, a grieving knight, an itinerant swindler and a headstrong youth who can only dream of becoming a knight join a mission troubled by mythically hostile wilderness and fierce contention over the fate of the girl.

When the embattled party arrives at the abbey, a horrific discovery jeopardizes the knight’s pledge to ensure the girl fair treatment, and pits them against an inexplicably powerful and destructive force.

This movie is rated Rated PG-13.

For more information visit the offical website.

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Faster | Starland Screening

Monday, November 22, 2010 @ 7:00pm
AMC Cherry Creek 8,
3000 East 1st Ave
Denver, Colorado

After 10 years in prison, Driver has a singular focus – to avenge the murder of his brother during the botched bank robbery that led to his imprisonment.  Now a free man with a deadly to-do list in hand, he’s finally on his mission…but with two men on his trail – a veteran cop just days from retirement, and a young egocentric hitman with a flair for the art of killing and a newfound worthy opponent.  The hunter is also the hunted.

It’s a do or die race to the list’s finish as the mystery surrounding his brother’s murder deepens, and new details emerge along the way hinting that Driver’s list may be incomplete.

For more information visit the offical website.

This movie is rated R for strong violence, some drug use and language. .
You must be at least 17 years of age to participate.

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MONSTERS | Starland Screening Quiz/Contest


Wednesday November 17, 2010 @ 7:30pm

Mayan Theater, 110 S Broadway, Denver, CO

Six years ago NASA discovered the possibility of alien life within our solar system. A probe was launched to collect samples, but crashed upon re-entry over Central America. Soon after, new life form began to appear and half of Mexico was quarantined as an INFECTED ZONE. Today, the American and Mexican military still struggle to contain the creatures. Our story begins when a cynical US journalist agrees to escort a shaken tourist through the infected zone in Mexico to the safety of the US border.

This movie is rated Rated R for language. You must be at least 17 years of age to play for tickets.

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TANGLED QUIZ/CONTEST

Screening Monday, Nov 15th at 7pm
UA Meadows 12 Theatre, Littleton CO

Walt Disney Pictures presents “Tangled,” one of the most hilarious, hair-raising tales ever told.

When the kingdom’s most wanted – and most charming – bandit Flynn Rider hides out in a mysterious tower, he’s taken hostage by Rapunzel, a beautiful and feisty tower-bound teen with 70 feet of magical, golden hair.

Flynn’s curious captor, who’s looking for her ticket out of the tower where she’s been locked away for years, strikes a deal with the handsome thief and the unlikely duo sets off on an action-packed escapade, complete with a super-cop horse, an over-protective chameleon and a gruff gang of pub thugs.

In theaters November 24th in Disney Digital 3D, “Tangled” is a story of adventure, heart, humor and hair—lots of hair.

Rated PG for brief mild violence. Play for tickets.

SCOTT PILGRIM DVD QUIZ/CONTEST


Win a DVD copy of the movie
Available in stores NOW!

Scott Pilgrim has never had a problem getting a girlfriend. It’s getting rid of them that proves difficult. From the girl who kicked his heart’s ass — and now is back in town — to the teenage distraction he’s trying to shake when Ramona rollerblades into his world, love hasn’t been easy. He soon discovers, however, his new crush has the most unusual baggage of all: a nefarious league of exes controls her love life and will do whatever it takes to eliminate him as a suitor. As Scott gets closer to Ramona, he must face an increasingly vicious rogues’ gallery from her past — from infamous skateboarders to vegan rock stars and fearsome identical twins. And if he hopes to win his true love, he must vanquish them all before it really is game over.

Bonus features available on Blu-Ray and DVD: Deleted and alternate scenes with commentary from director, producer and co-writer Edgar Wright Scott Pilgrim vs the Bloopers Feature Commentaries Feature Commentary with director, producer and co-writer Edgar Wright, co-writer Michael Bacall and Author Bryan Lee O’Malley Technical Commentary with director, producer, co-writer Edgar Wright and director of photography Bill Pope Cast commentary with Michael Cera, Jason Schwartzman, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Ellen Wong and Brandon Routh Cast commentary with Anna Kendrick, Aubrey Plaza, Kieran Culkin and Mark Webber Photo galleries including Edgar Wright’s photo blog, production photos, art galleries and marketing concepts.

This film is rated PG-13. Play for a copy.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1Win Screening Tickets For Two
Monday November 15, 2010 @ 7pm
Denver, Colorado

Without the guidance and protection of their professors, Harry, Ron and Hermione begin a mission to destroy the Horcruxes, the sources of Voldemort’s immortality.

Though they must rely on one another more than ever, dark forces threaten to tear them apart. Voldemort’s Death Eaters have seized control of the Ministry of Magic and Hogwarts, and they are searching for Harry — even as he and his friends prepare for the ultimate showdown.

This movie is rated PG-13 for some sequences of intense action violence and frightening images.
© 2010 Warner Bros. Ent. Inc. All Rights Reserved. Harry Potter Publishing Rights © J.K.R.

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