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Dust Off The Title Cards And Tune Up The Piano: The Denver Silent Film Fest Is Back

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Lon Chaney starred in the 1925 silent film 'Phantom of the Opera.'

Whether you like your movies with silent operas or screaming guitars, we’ve got you covered.

For those of you who missed comedian David Cross in March, he’s back and in Fort Collins, ready to skewer everything from politics to the holidays to hipsters…

The Denver Silent Film Festival celebrates the early days of movies with some real classics including Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ and The Phantom of the Opera, as well as some lesser-known rarities, like The Blot and A House Divided -- both of which were directed by women. Music will be provided by some of the genre’s most accomplished silent film accompanists, including Rodney Sauer, Hank Troy, Donald Sosin and Joanna Seaton.

Denver Silent Film Festival, April 29-May 1, 2016, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, Littleton. Individual show tickets $5-$15; festival passes $50-$99


Editor’s Note: Full disclosure, KUNC Film Critic Howie Movshovitz is the cofounder and festival director of the Denver Silent Film Festival.

While you may know comedian David Cross best from Mr. Show and Arrested Development, his start began on the stand-up circuit. Now he’s back on the stage and bringing his “Making America Great Again Tour!” to Fort Collins.

David Cross, 7:30 p.m. May 3, 2016, Lincoln Center. $40


Still in mourning for Prince? Us, too.The Boulder Theater is here to help with a special screening of Purple Rain along with a dance party. Red Rocks also has added a showing of the cult classic to its Film on the Rocks Series, May 12, featuring a local all-star tribute to the legend.

‘Purple Rain’ + dance party, 8 p.m. May 5, 2016, Boulder Theater. $5.

Film on the Rocks screening, 7 p.m. May 12, 2016. Red Rocks. $15-$65


Stacy was KUNC's arts and culture reporter from 2015 to 2021.
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