Interview: Programmer Matt Campbell’s guide to Starz Denver Film Festival’s music films

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photo: Starz Denver Film Festival 2014 poster

The 37th Starz Denver Film Festival takes place Nov. 12–23 and will feature over 200 national and international films.

Programmer Matt Campbell joined Alisha Sweeney to chat about some of his top music film picks this year.

Preview his highlights below with trailers for each film, and listen to his interview with Alisha above.

Matt's picks:

"Keep On Keepin' On": An inspiring documentary about 93 year-old jazz great Clark "CT" Terry and the bond he has with his prodigy, young jazz pianist Justin Kauflin, as he prepares for a world-class music competition.

"Heaven Adores You": A documentary on the late Elliott Smith filled with interviews of his former friends and bandmates, paired with footage of the cities where he used to write music.

"Music Video Mixtape": Just under 90 minutes of back-to-back thoughtfully curated music videos released this year, including selections from Colorado acts Faceman and Gregory Alan Isakov [whose "Amsterdam" video was recently profiled by CPR's Arts Bureau].

"Mile High Magic": A local documentary that profiles eight Colorado based "Magic: The Gathering" players.

"I Am A Knife With Legs": A mockumentary about international popstar Bene, who is hiding out in Los Angeles from an assassin. RIYL: Flight of the Conchords.​

So what films are you looking forward to seeing? Take a look at the downloadable guide and maybe we'll see you out at the movies!