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Denver Film Festival: ‘La La Land’ Scheduled to Open, ‘Jackie’ to Close

La La Land
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The Denver Film Festival will open with the Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling starring musical “La La Land” on Nov. 2 and close with Natalie Portman’s drama “Jackie” on Nov. 12.

“La La Land,” directed by Damien Chazelle, premiered at the Venice Film Festival on Aug. 31 and will be released Dec. 9 in the U.S. by Lionsgate. It’s also opening the Chicago Film Festival on Oct. 13.

“Jackie,” directed by Pablo Larrain with Portman portraying Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, premiered at Venice on Sept. 7 and will also open on Dec. 2 in the U.S. via Fox Searchlight.

The festival also announced Wednesday that its centerpiece presentation will be “Lion,” directed by Garth Davis and starring Dev Patel and Nicole Kidman, on Nov. 4. The Weinstein Company is opening “Lion” on Nov. 25 in the U.S.

Hailee Steinfeld’s “The Edge of Seventeen,” directed by Kelly Fremon Craig, will screen as the festival’s red carpet matinee on Nov. 12. STX is opening the comedy-drama on Nov. 18 in the U.S.

The Denver festival is in its 39th year and will present more than 200 titles.