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The American Astronaut

A cult phenom, with the longest mis-told joke and The Boy Who Actually Saw a Woman's Breast —Marty Mapes (DVD review...)

Cult fave American Astronaut now on DVD

" We misread the landscape when we think of it as pastoral or pretty. There is a darker side. "
— Andy Goldsworthy, Rivers and Tides: Andy Goldsworthy Working with Time

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The 32nd Starz Denver Film Festival kicks off on November 12, 2009. It opens with one of the most talked-about fall movies. Precious is getting great buzz on the coasts (it won’t open in Denver until after the festival).

As in previous years, there will be red-carpet nights sprinkled throughout the festival. Ed Harris receives a tribute on Friday November 13, followed by Big Night: The Last Station, about Leo Tolstoy and his wife, on Saturday the 14th. A week later is The Young Victoria, written by Julian Fellowes (Gosford Park).

Another highlight is the premiere of Terry Gilliam’s latest film, The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus, with a posthumous performance by Heath Ledger.

You can fill the rest of your ten days with more than 200 movies from 37 countries, assuming you have 12,000 minutes to spare.

For those of us in Boulder, there are six films showing at the satellite festival on campus in Muenzinger Auditorium, home of the International Film Series.

Be sure to visit Movie Habit often (in fact, bookmark this very page and watch the sidebar list grow!) for the latest recommendations, pictures, and interviews from the festival.