Sunset Cinema – The film: Chef

June 13, 2023
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
1400 Curtis St Denver, CO 80202

Date:        June 13, 2023

Time:      “Doors” open at 6:30 PM

Location: Galleria @ Denver Performing Arts Complex – 1400 Curtis St Denver, CO 80202

Sunset Cinema is our annual outdoor movie series that takes place just outside of the Galleria, where the complex meets Sculpture Park (next to Boettcher Concert Hall.) In partnership with Denver Film, every summer is dedicated to films that celebrate a particular genre, director, art form or theme. We also bring in local partners to help us curate the experience with performances, costume contests, activities, photo environments, food trucks, craft cocktails and more.

This year the outdoor film + entertainment series highlights food-centric features that will tickle the tastebuds. These five films will transport us throughout the globe, across decades and often to the extreme heat of a chef’s kitchen. There will be performances presented by Dazzle before the films along with themed food trucks, drinks and other cinema snacks available for purchase.

All events are FREE, but please register on Eventbrite by using the “MORE INFO” buttons below.

  • Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
  • Pre-show entertainment starts at 7:15 p.m.
  • Films begin at dusk

Limited seating will be available on a first come, first serve basis. Bring your chairs, blankets, family and friends to the Arts Complex and enjoy the show!

THE FILM:  R | 1h 54 min.

After a controlling owner pushes him too far, chef Carl Casper (Jon Favreau) quits his position at a prestigious Los Angeles restaurant. As he tries to figure out what his next step should be, he finds himself in Miami. Carl joins forces with his ex-wife (Sofía Vergara), best friend (John Leguizamo) and son (Emjay Anthony) to launch a food-truck business, and the venture provides a chance to reignite his passion for cooking — as well as his zest for life and love.

(2014) Director: Jon Favreau

THE FUN: Contemporary Cuban Salsa, Latin Jazz, & American Pop/Standards, all with a unique Latin tinge. Led by Raul Murciano, Jr.

Raul Murciano, Jr. is an unabashed lover of life and has worn many hats throughout life’s journey—from becoming a civil engineer to being a founding member/performer and musical director of The Miami Sound Machine (yes, with Gloria Estefan), to earning master’s and doctoral degrees in music theory and composition, serving over 29 years at the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music, first as Program Director of Media Writing and Production, then Full Professor of Practice in Composition, and ultimately as Dean of Administration of the entire School, to now having moved to Denver in early 2020 and creating the Colorado Mambo Orchestra in 2021. It has been, thus far, nothing short of an amazing adventure that has included touring nationally and internationally making music with world-class performers, as well as composing and producing over 700 musical ads for radio, television (and even a few movie scores). As a university professor, Dr. Murciano has been privileged to mentor many currently successful and recognized (Grammy Award-winning) music producers, composers, entertainers, entrepreneurs, and fellow educators


Fritay Haitian Cuisine

Areyto Puerto Rican Food


Register using this link: Sunset Cinema: Chef Tickets, Tue, Jun 13, 2023 at 6:30 PM | Eventbrite

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