Special presentation titles include crime drama “Motherless Brooklyn,” Céline Sciamma’s French historical drama “Portrait of a Lady on Fire,” “Clemency,” about a prison warden grappling with the psychological toll of carrying out executions, and Terrence Malick’s “A Hidden Life.”
This year’s festival pays tribute to former artistic director, Brit Withey, who died last spring in a car crash at age 50. He was a film industry leader and worked for Denver Film for more than 20 years. He’ll be honored on Oct. 30 at the Sie FilmCenter.
The full lineup will be announced on Thursday evening. Tickets go on sale to the public on Monday, Oct. 14.