By Elisabeth Monaghan
In addition to bringing its audience the latest box office hits, the Alamo Drafthouse Denver has on its schedule a number of classic and rare films.
On Jan. 19, Jello Biafra will make a personal appearance to present Jello Biafra’s Incredibly Strange Theater: “The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T” and “Two Thousand Maniacs” (7:30 p.m.).
On Jan. 20, the Denver Silent Film Festival presentation will be “The Blot,” a film from 1921, with a live score by Niki Tredinnick of The Dollhouse Thieves (6 p.m.).
If you haven’t seen “The Big Lebowski” starring Jeff Bridges, the movie party celebrating this 1998 Cohen Brothers film is the perfect opportunity to see why “The Dude” and his philosophies continue to gain fans 21 years after the film was released (Jan. 21 and Jan. 24, 7 p.m.).
If you’re a fan of mystery movies, check out “Devil in a Blue Dress” (Jan. 28, 7:30 p.m.). The film from 1995 helped establish Denzel Washington as one of Hollywood’s top leading men.
The Film/Still series returns in February with “The Price of Everything,” a 2018 documentary from director Nathaniel Kahn, that is “a deep dive into the secretive and often money-driven world of contemporary art (Feb. 8, 9 p.m.).
The Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design will present “Amelie,” a French film that was originally released in 2001 (Feb. 13, 7 p.m.).
For tickets or more information, visit www.drafthouse.com/denver.
‘Wakey, Wakey’ At Benchmark Through Feb. 16
Benchmark Theatre presents the regional premiere of Will Eno’s “Wakey Wakey,” which runs through Feb. 16. (See Arts column, page 8.) In March, Benchmark will present another regional premiere, “1984” by George Orwell, adapted by Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan.
For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit www.benchmarktheatre.com.