Benedict Cumberbatch's true tale of the code breaker who helped the Allies crush Germany in World War II just got an Oscar season bump.
The Starz Denver Film Festival, an event which routinely screens films that go on to Oscar glory, just named “The Imitation Game” as its Big Night selection. Previous films highlighted by the Colorado festival lnclude “Black Swan,” “The Artist” and “No Country for Old Men.”
Sponsored by Starz Entertainment and produced by the Denver Film Society, the 11-day festival attracts nearly 58,000 filmgoers each year.
The Starz Denver Film Festival opens Nov. 12 with “5 to 7,” directed by Victor Levin and starring Anton Yelchin, Bérénice Marlohe, Glenn Close and Frank Langella. “The Imitation Game” plays Nov. 15 at the Buell Theatre.
The closing night feature will be “Like Sunday, Like Rain” screening Nov. 22 at the Buell Theatre. The film, written and directed by Frank Whaley, stars Leighton Meester, Justin Shatkin, Billie Joe Armstrong and Debra Messing.
The festival’s special presentations include: “’71,” “Clouds of Sils Maria,” “Little Accidents,” “The Look of Silence,” “Red Army,” “Seymour: An Introduction,” “Two Days, One Night” and “WildLike.”