Denver Film Festival

The Lyric is thrilled to be bringing screenings of the Denver Film Festival to Fort Collins this year! Tickets will be available to the general public on October 14th and are available at or at The Lyric with a credit or debit card.

Motherless Brooklyn

October 31st @ 6:30pm

Set against the backdrop of 1950s New York, Motherless Brooklyn follows Lionel Essrog, a lonely private detective afflicted with Tourette's Syndrome, as he ventures to solve the murder of his mentor and only friend, Frank Minna.


Portrait of a Lady on Fire

November 1st @ 6:30pm

In 18th century France a young painter, Marianne, is commissioned to do the wedding portrait of Héloïse without her knowing. Therefore, Marianne must observe her model by day to paint her portrait at night. Day by day, the two women become closer as they share Héloïse's last moments of freedom before the impending wedding.



November 2nd @ 1pm | Talent Expected

A century-old tradition bonds the people of Nenana, Alaska, who bet on the arrival of spring during the Ice Classic: When the river ice melts, the winner can take up to $350,000. This heartwarming documentary considers the contest as an important source of not only community pride but autonomy.


Well Groomed

November 2nd @ 3:30pm | Talent Expected

A year immersed in the visually stunning and humorous world of competitive creative dog groomers reveals that, no matter where or how, an innate passion for creative expression is universal.


The Gasoline Thieves (Huachicolero)

November 2nd @ 6:30pm

Propelled by a need for cash to impress a crush, 14-year-old Mexican farmhand Lalo finds himself dangerously in over his head after entering into the country's underworld of illegal gasoline extraction.


The Conductor (De Dirigent)

November 3rd @ 3pm | Talent Expected

When in 1926 the aspiring conductor Antonia disrupts a concert, she is fired by the affluent Frank. But when they fall in love, Antonia must learn to deny this love so that she can conquer the one place where she belongs: the concert stage.



November 3rd @ 6:30pm

Years of carrying out death row executions have taken a toll on prison warden Bernadine Williams. As she prepares to execute another inmate, Bernadine must confront the psychological and emotional demons her job creates, ultimately connecting her to the man she is sanctioned to kill.


Shorts 3: Animation

November 8th @ 6:30pm

Join us for a special curated collection of Animated short films!


Colorado Documentary Shorts

November 9th @ 12:30pm | Talent Expected

Join us for a special collection of documentaries made in and about our absolute favorite state!


Frances Ferguson

November 9th @ 4pm

Frances Ferguson, the eponymous character at the center of Bob Byington's new film, is discontent. Like a lot of us, she does a bit of "acting out" and pays the price--an arrest, a trial, incarceration. And then a new identity, one that's not terribly comfortable. Nick Offerman narrates this deviant comedy, based on actual events.



November 9th @ 6:30pm

'Follows the lives of two young, Kenyan recruits who join Ol Pejeta Conservancy's rhino caretaker unit -- a small group of rangers that protect and care for Sudan, the last male northern white rhino in the world. Spanning over the course of the caretakers first four years on the job, 'KIFARU' allows viewers to intimately experience the joys and pitfalls of wildlife conservation firsthand through the eyes of these Kenyan rhino caretakers who witness extinction happening in real-time.


Music Video Mix Tape

November 10th @ 4pm

A package of the best music videos from the past year, featuring clips from international indie heavyweights and locals alike.