It’s the day Colorado film fanatics have been waiting for.
The 39th annual Denver Film Festival opens Wednesday night, and organizers are rolling out a star-studded red carpet to kick things off at the DCPA’s Elli Caulkins Opera House.
Filmmakers, actors, writers and directors will gather for 12 days of cinematic magic featuring more than 250 films.
The first screening will be “La La Land" at 8 p.m., starring Emma Stone, who will be making an appearance on the red carpet.
Sorry ladies, co-star Ryan Gosling will not be joining her at the screening. Swoon.
The film is a musical set in modern-day Los Angeles, where aspiring actress Mia (Emma Stone) and jazz musician Sebastian (Ryan Gosling) struggle to make ends meet. The movie is directed by Damien Chazelle, who also wrote and directed “Whiplash.”
The festival will be playing films throughout the week at four screening locations including the Sie FilmCenter on East Colfax, the Festival Annex on West Colfax, the UA Denver Pavilions on the 16th Street Mall, and the Ellie Caulkins Opera House at the DCPA.
To check out the full schedule of documentaries, short films, music videos and more, visit the Denver Film Festival’s website.