By Elisabeth Monaghan
The Alamo Drafthouse Denver offers a great selection of films for November and December, including the conclusion of the “BEST F(R)IENDS” saga. For this special film screening, actor Greg Sestero will be on-hand to answer questions and sign autographs after the film (Nov. 19, 8 p.m.).
Later in the month, the movie house brings back its “Step Brothers” Movie Party. The 2008 film stars Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly as dueling siblings, best buds and casual frenemies alike. According to the Alamo’s event calendar, “everyone who attends this celebration of fraternal fisticuffs gets a special Catalina Wine Mixer glass to take home” (Nov. 26, 7:30 p.m.).
The November installation of the Film/Still series will feature “Kusama: Infinity” about Yayoi Kusama. Now the top-selling female artist in the world, Kusama overcame impossible odds to bring her radical artistic vision to the world stage (Nov. 28, 7 p.m.).
“Good Luck! A Down Time Story” is a concert documentary focused on Denver indie rock band Down Time. The film was shot mostly at the band’s performance in Barfly at the Alamo Drafthouse (Nov. 29, 7:45 p.m.)
Just in time for the holidays, the Alamo will host a number of movie parties celebrating some of the season’s favorites, like “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation,” “Elf” and “The Polar Express.” Check the theater’s schedule for showtimes of these and to see what other holiday classics will be showing in December.
Among the special events scheduled for December is “The Greatest Showman” Sing-Along, featuring subtitles for all of the film’s songs (Dec. 10, 7:30 p.m.) and the “Diehard” Movie Party (Dec. 17, 7:15 p.m.).
For more information, visit www.drafthouse.com/denver.
Local Playwright’s World Premier Opens at Benchmark
The Benchmark Theatre hosts the world premiere of “What You Will” by local playwright Jefferey Neuman. The show opens on Nov. 30 and runs through Dec. 22.
For tickets, or to learn more about the theatre’s upcoming shows, visit www.benchmarktheatre.com.