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Denver Film Society and Denver Arts & Venues announced the line-up for the 2017 edition of Film on the Rocks (FOTR). The 18th season includes nine events throughout the summer. Each film is preceded by a live concert and local comedian, courtesy of Comedy Works.
The season kicks off on Monday, May 15 with a tenth-anniversary screening of SUPERBAD and ends on Monday September 11 with TWISTER (in memoriam of Bill Paxton). On Thursday, May 25, Film on the Rocks - in partnership with SeriesFest - presents the Colorado premiere of Amir Bar-Lev's Grateful Dead documentary, LONG STRANGE TRIP in advance of its June 2 release on Amazon Prime. In line with the strong FOTR tradition of pairing music with film, the screening of LONG STRANGE TRIP will feature an all-star tribute to the Grateful Dead. A portion of the proceeds from the show will benefit Dead & Company 2017 non-profit tour partners HeadCount and REVERB. The Dead & Friends tour stops in Colorado at Boulder's Folsom Field on June 9 & 10.
Because June is wedding season, Film on the Rocks is letting its fans vote for their favorite wedding-themed film on Westword.com beginning April 27. Films in the running are; Father of the Bride, Four Weddings & A Funeral, Kill Bill Vol 1, Melancholia, Bridesmaids, Princess Bride, Sixteen Candles, Steel Magnolias, The Graduate, The Wedding Singer, Wedding Crashers and The Hangover. Voting will take place April 27 – May 4 at Westword.com/freestuff. The winner will be announced May 12.
Rounding out the rest of the season: ROGUE ONE (May 22), the thirtieth anniversary of DIRTY DANCING (June 5), the twentieth anniversary and brand new 4K restoration of THE FIFTH ELEMENT (June 19), and THE LEGO MOVIE (July 17). In celebration of the Denver Film Society’s 9th annual CinemaQ Film Festival, THE ADVENTURES OF PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT will screen on July 20. CinemaQ will take place at the Sie FilmCenter, from July 19 – 23. The season will close with a special Bill Paxton tribute screening of TWISTER on Monday, September 11.
VIP Experiences for each show are on sale now. The Party Bus VIP experience starts at Blake Street Tavern, includes food, drinks provided by New Belgium Brewing and a ride with Bus to Show to and from the venue ($65). The Trading Post Pre-Party VIP option includes catering by Steuben's Food Truck, drinks provided by Miller Coors and activities by Play Mile High ($50). Both VIP ticket options include preferred seating in the amphitheater.
General Admission tickets will go on sale Friday, April 21 ($15.00 General Admission - higher on day of show at Red Rocks Box Office). Full concert details for the season will also be announced on that date.
Film on the Rocks is curated and produced by the Denver Film Society on behalf of the City and County of Denver's Division of Arts & Venues. The program was created in 2000 with a vision to provide an affordable opportunity for the community to enjoy film and live entertainment at Red Rocks Amphitheatre. The first film screened in the program was Francis Ford Coppola's THE GODFATHER.
FILM ON THE ROCKS 2017 SUMMER SCHEDULE:
Monday, May 15, 2017 - SUPERBAD
Monday, May 22, 2017 - ROGUE ONE
Thursday, May 25, 2017 - LONG STRANGE TRIP - premiere
Monday, June 5, 2017 - DIRTY DANCING
Monday, June 12, 2017 - FOTR FAN FAVORITE WEDDING FILM
Monday, June 19, 2017 - THE FIFTH ELEMENT
Monday, July 17, 2017 - THE LEGO MOVIE
Thursday, July 20, 2017 - THE ADVENTURES OF PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT
Monday Sept 11, 2017 - TWISTER
Time: Doors open at 6:30 p.m., bands begin playing at approximately at 7 p.m. and movies start at dusk.
Film on the Rocks is presented by the Denver Film Society. In partnership with: SCFD, Denver Arts & Venues, Red Rocks, Blake Street Tavern, Bus to Show, Comedy Works, KBCO, Lyft, New Belgium Brewing, Southwest Airlines, The Sawaya Law Firm, Westerra Credit Union, Play Mile High, KIND, Steuben's, and Westword.