DENVER (January 29, 2021) — Side Stories, an annual immersive and innovative community experience that transforms Denver’s urban exteriors into cinematic canvases, is returning for a special month-long event. The large-format outdoor film installations will be hosted on the exterior wall of the History Colorado Center facing Broadway from February 1 to 28, 2021.
Thanks to a partnership with the Denver Theatre District, Side Stories 2021 will feature work from participating artists from the program since its inception in 2018. Films will play nightly from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Each week will feature a different theme, beginning with “Side Stories 2019” on February 1.
“Side Stories provides a safe, socially-distanced outdoor event showcasing some of Colorado’s creative filmmakers,” said Donald Zuckerman, director of the Colorado Office of Film, Television and Media at the Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT). “Patrons can enjoy an evening in the Golden Triangle at one of the many restaurants, then head up to Broadway to enjoy the featured Side Stories.”
Film genres include live action, documentary, historical, motion graphics, animation and experimental, and last from three to seven minutes each.
Side Stories would not be possible without the support of the Denver Theatre District, who donated the projectors and staffing to make this event possible and History Colorado Center for allowing the use of their building.
Denver Theatre District Executive Director David Ehrlich said, "The Denver Theatre District is excited to launch Display Devices’ new Guerrilla Box mobile projection system in collaboration with the Side Stories program. We are glad to provide the literal light in the darkness, and are thrilled that Side Stories is able to screen these fantastic local artworks in 2021."
About Side Stories // The Art Hotel
Side Stories is a free public event founded through a partnership between Mainspring, The Martin Family Foundation and RiNo Art District, the Colorado Office of Film Television Media, the Denver Film Society, and the Denver Theatre District. This immersive, large-format outdoor film installation projects short digital works from eight Colorado artists onto eight exterior walls in the River North (RiNo) Art District, creating a walkable art experience through the neighborhood. Learn more at sidestoriescolorado.com.